Offsite Attractions

Things to Do

Off-Site Attractions

Mining Wall

The Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum

The Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum is dedicated to providing public education, the preservation of minerals and meteorites while also serving the research needs of professionals, students and collectors. The collection is world-wide in scope, but with specific emphasis on minerals from Arizona and Mexico.

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2

Explore the living laboratory named one of the 50 wonders of the world that is delivering better answers to questions about landscape evolution and water sustainability in arid zones. A half day is recommended for this trip.

Sky Center at Mount Lemmon

Skycenter at Mt. Lemmon

Explore crystal clear visions of our universe from atop Mt. Lemmon using Arizona’s largest dedicated public telescopes. The spectacular SkyNights StarGazing program, Astronomer Nights, and additional workshops are must-sees for the astro-tourist. You can also download the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter app from your app store.

Tumamoc Hill

Tumamoc Hill

Walk among the wildlife and marvel at the views on this oasis of wild desert in the heart of the city. Hear Tumamoc's astonishing archeology and science stories by listening to the Tumamoc Tour app, a free audio guide for the walk up.

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