For more information and details about our conferences host city (dining, events historic interest, shopping and more), you are encouraged to visit the Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau Website at http://www.visittucson.org.
- Tucson is the second largest cities in Arizona and one of the oldest cities in the United States.
- The population of the city is 518,956.
- The population of Pima County is 946,362.
- The city’s elevation is 2,389ft (728m) above sea level.
- The city is located on the Santa Cruz River.
- The city is located 118 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles north of the US Mexico border.
- Tucson is situated on a plain in the Sonoran desert, surrounded by five ranges of mountains: Santa Catalina Mountains, Tortolita Mountains, Santa Rita Mountains, Rincon Mountains, and the Tucson Mountains.
CLAIMS TO FAME
- Tucson is the home of the University of Arizona.
- Old Tucson Studios is a theme park/movie studio which hosts gunfight re-enactments, rides, stunt shows and more.
- Tucson Botanical Gardens consist of 16 different gardens representing a variety of gardening traditions and botanical themes to explore.
- The Pima Air and Space Museum is the world’s largest privately funded aerospace museum.
- The Arizona State Museum is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest.
- The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum exhibits the full spectrum of Sonoran Desert life and is one of the best zoos in the country.
- Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium at the University of Phoenix includes fun and education programs, hands-on science exhibits, mineral museum, and public observatory.
- The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes is the Kitt Peak Observatory.
- Tucson’s largest park, Reid Park Museum contains over 500 animals from different continents in their naturalistic settings.
- The largest collection of local, regional and Native American arts, jewelry, clothing, 1850’s adobe historic district is the Old Town Artisians/La Restaurant and Cantina.
- See the world’s largest, glass-enclosed, mini world, “Exploring Earth’s Future”.
- The Trail Dust Town is an Authentic Old West atmosphere of 50 years, consisting of world famous Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, Savory Opera House, stunt shows, narrow gauge train, distinct shops and vintage carousel.
- Tucson’s tallest building, the 23-story UniSource Energy Tower (Bank Building) is situated downtown.