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Tohono Chul

7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704-4415
+1 520-742-6455
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Lots to see in a small area!

This is a delightful nature preserve just north of Tucson. If you want to learn about the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
mdupreez
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Aurora, Nebraska
Great Christmas displays and events

Best time to go is Christmas. The lights, the entertainment, the hot cider and treats. Magical for... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Arties191
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Tucson, Arizona
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Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on everyone who explores our “Desert Corner”. Here, the seasons inspire wondrous events both in nature and culturally; Tohono Chul celebrates every opening, whether for an internationally known artist or an exquisite cactus flower. Wander the natural desert gardens—escape the noise of everyday. Engage in our sincere passion to evolve “The Desert Corner” as an integral crossroads of nature, art and culture.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704-4415
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is a delightful nature preserve just north of Tucson. If you want to learn about the different types of cactus, this is the place to go. It was about 5 minutes from our hotel and is easy to find. Our guide (docent), Marianne, was...More

Thank mdupreez
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so lucky to have such fabulous docents, and to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and the gardens. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Best time to go is Christmas. The lights, the entertainment, the hot cider and treats. Magical for children and enchanting for aults. there are little nooks wghere you can sit and enjoy the entertainment. great family fun.

Thank Arties191
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Holiday Nights is a great time to see the magic of the lights in the gardens. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed the event. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon, especially before next Christmas.

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here with a friend and after a very pleasant lunch we strolled through the garden. The restaurant has a good menu and the service was very friendly. The actual set up of the rooms inside the restaurant felt a little awkward, nothing...More

Thank Miss_W0rd
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are glad to hear you found the gardens tranquil. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We spent a few hours enjoying the gardens, then stopped in the gift shop and found a few things we wanted, so we bought a membership. The cost of the membership was offset by getting our admission fee refunded along with a discount on our...More

1  Thank lsc_Denver
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

It's great you were able to check out our annual Chiles, Chocolate, & Day of the Dead Festival on your visit, and that you became members too! We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed the gardens, event, Museum Shops, and gallery. Thank you...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lovely botanic garden in a most inconspicuous place in the city! It's small but that makes it very walkable. Because of the size you're able to see all of it without having to spend an entire day. Many lovely plants and cacti, along with some...More

Thank Carrie C
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit to the gardens. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of plants from the area, and I believe the Sonoran Desert as well. There are various short trails that me and her about. It's fine... But I don't really get why anyone would take the time to be honest.

Thank N R
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the gardens at Tohono Chul. We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your time, but understand the gardens may not be for everyone. You might enjoy our Holiday Nights events coming up in December though.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Did not like it at all. Was tons of cacti plants nothing else. Almost stepped on a rattlesnake and then said it’s time to get out!!More

1  Thank Susan G
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. Our botanic gardens are dedicated to plants of the Sonoran Desert, which explains why you saw so much cacti. Being a nature preserve also makes us a spot for wildlife found in the desert, such as rattlesnakes. Our grounds crew...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this wonderful place with my sister on a very warm, sunny day. We found it beautiful and fascinating. More colour and shade (important on a hot day!) than I imagined there would be. Many benches in shady spots to rest and enjoy the...More

Thank DKI_12
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed the gardens. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you're looking for lunch - it's great! If you're looking for a walk through a garden filled with the wonders of the Sonoran desert and the Tucson region - fantastic - a wonderful complement to the Desert Museum (another "must" while vacationing in the...More

1  Thank deburkins
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review! We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your time in the gardens. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

We happened upon a free open-air music recital this Sunday, a lovely respite from walking in the heat. Wine, margaritas and soft drinks were being sold, and there were maybe 70 people seated for the concert. Most seats were in the shade. The walks are...More

1  Thank sjgiants
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Although it was a little warm, we are glad to hear how much you enjoyed the concert series, tour, and Museum Shops. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon.

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Hang N
29 May 2017|
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Did not see any dogs the day we were there.
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Gary W
24 January 2017|
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$10 adult/ $8 senior- worth $25!
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Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
On their webpage it says: "Park grounds, buildings and most trails are handicapped accessible. Handicapped parking is available in both public parking lots. Wheelchairs are available at Admissions on a first-come... More
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