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If spending hours in a good museum is your idea of a day well spent, Tucson boasts an impressive and diverse museum scene that you'll want to check out. This is not surprising, when you consider the city's deep and rich cultural history and heritage.
Our top pick goes to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This "living museum" is all around one of the best places to explore the natural history of Tucson and the Sonoran Desert.
History buffs will want to explore the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, located in the heart of downtown Tucson. The museum has one of the best collections of Latin American and Western Art in the southwest. After you're done perusing the galleries, explore the surrounding historic properties located adjacent to the museum.
If you've got an interest in aviation history, don't miss the Pima Air & Space Museum. The museum is home to more than 80 acres of museum space with approximately five hangars and 150 outdoor airplanes ready to be explored. Be sure to set aside a few hours to explore the entire museum (there's an on-site restaurant where you can grab a bite).
Finally, if you enjoy off-the-beaten path attractions, check out the Mini Time Machine, a museum dedicated to celebrating all things miniature. There are about 275 miniature houses and room boxes that appeal to visitors of all ages and interests.