Whether you're just passing through Tucson for a day, or you're taking the family on an extended desert adventure, Tucson has more than its share of family-friendly attractions.
If you're traveling with young children, plan a stop at the Tucson's Children Museum in downtown. The interactive exhibits include an art studio, grocery store, and science station, encouraging your little ones to play, explore, and learn in a safe and fun hands-on setting.
Young and older kids alike will love a visit to Old Tucson Studios on Tucson's west side, where classic films like Tombstone and The Three Amigos were filmed. Musical revues, high noon shoot-'em-ups, and train rides are part of the fun at this historic film studio.
Located a short drive from Old Tucson Studios, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a quintessential Tucson attraction that will appeal to everyone in the family. Explore more than 21 acres of pristine desert gardens, catch a glimpse of a mountain lion, and get up and close with dozens of hummingbirds in the hummingbird aviary.
For a quirky detour, take the family to the Mini Time Machine Museum. While you won't find any time machines here, there's little doubt kids will love exploring the 275 miniature houses and room boxes housed at this unique museum.