Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 2, Tucson (Self Guided)

Tucson is well known for its diverse range of museums that demonstrate the richness of this area. The following guide will help you to learn more about the culture, art, science and technology of Tucson and of the state of Arizona in general.
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Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 2 Map

Guide Name: Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 2
Guide Location: USA » Tucson (See other walking tours in Tucson)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: naomi
Postal History Foundation

1) Postal History Foundation

Postal History Foundation is a non-profit organization founded especially for postal history research in western USA. The foundation hosts several collections in the philatelic museum; in the adjacent Peggy J Slusser Memorial Philatelic Library there are books, journals, reference materials and USPS publications. There are also numerous educational programs for children and teenagers.
Arizona Historical Museum

2) Arizona Historical Museum

The Arizona Historical Museum has as its purpose to display the history of Southern Arizona starting with the Spanish colonial era. In the permanent exhibits, there are collections on themes related to mining and transportation. In other exhibits you can find Spanish silver artifacts and original western gun collections.
Arizona State Museum

3) Arizona State Museum (must see)

The Arizona State Museum (ASM), founded in 1893, was originally a repository for the collection and protection of archaeological resources. Today, however, ASM stores artifacts, exhibits them and provides education and research opportunities. It was formed by the authority of the Territorial Legislature. The Museum is operated by the University of Arizona, and is located in Tucson. ASM holds artifacts created by cultures from the past as well as present cultures. The types of artifacts include pottery, jewelry, baskets, textiles and clothing. Archaeological objects were unearthed during excavations by museum staff and others. Ethnological items (those not acquired from excavation) have been donated by Native American tribes, acquired from individuals, as well as purchased by ASM.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Center for Creative Photography

4) Center for Creative Photography (must see)

The Center for Creative Photography (CCP), established in 1975 and located on the University of Arizona (Tucson) campus, is a research facility and archival repository containing the full archives of over sixty of the most famous American photographers including those of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan and Garry Winogrand, as well as a collection of over 80,000 images representing more than 2,000 photographers. The CCP collects, preserves, interprets and makes available materials that are essential to understanding photography and its history. In 1989, the CCP relocated to its current 55,000-square-foot (5,100 m2) location, which is part of the University's Fine Arts Complex. The CCP is dedicated to photography as an art form. Among the photographers represented in the Center's art collection are Lola Alvarez Bravo, Richard Avedon, Josef Breitenbach, Dean Brown, Wynn Bullock and Louise Dahl-Wolfe.
Sight description based on wikipedia
University of Arizona Museum of Art

5) University of Arizona Museum of Art (must see)

The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) is an art museum operated by the University of Arizona. The museum's permanent collection includes some 5,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings.

The museum is located on the UA's campus near Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard. Admission is free to UA students, faculty, and staff with student ID. The current executive director of the museum is Charles A. Guerin. It is part of "the Museum Neighborhood," a cluster of four museums within walking distance of each other; the other three museums are the Center for Creative Photography, Arizona State Museum, and Arizona Historical Society.

Operating hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
University of Arizona Mineral Museum

6) University of Arizona Mineral Museum

The University of Arizona Mineral Museum (UAMM) is currently located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The museum was created in 1892, and houses over 24,000 specimens from around the world, including meteorites, micromounts and mining artifacts. Minerals from Arizona and Mexico are particularly well represented. Over 2,000 specimens are currently on display. Also featured are a selection of oil paintings, depicting miners and mining, by New York artist William Davidson White (1896-1971).
Sight description based on wikipedia
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium

7) Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium (must see)

Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, also known as The Grace H. Flandrau Planetarium, is located on the University of Arizona Campus next to the Astronomy department. The mission of the center is to make science and technology accessible to all people of different ages and communities. The center hosts seasonal exhibitions and science fairs.

Walking Tours in Tucson, Arizona

Create Your Own Walk in Tucson

Create Your Own Walk in Tucson

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tucson is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Galleries in Tucson Walking Tour

Galleries in Tucson Walking Tour

A great city will offer great pleasures. The pleasure of art is one of the finest in the world and a tour to the city galleries will give you an insight to the art of this area of the world. The proposed galleries are a selection of the greatest in the city. Make sure you enjoy the tour and maybe get something for yourself.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.8 km
Tucson Architecture Walking Tour

Tucson Architecture Walking Tour

Tucson boasts a variety of structures with a great design and the finest architecture. Walking down the streets you can admire different architectural styles in the buildings, such as Spanish Colonial style, Moorish style and others. Take this tour to get acquainted with Tucson's refined architecture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Tucson, Arizona is your place to go if you're into outdoor activities or wish to learn about the city's historic heritage. The available local outdoor activities include golf, horseback riding, hiking and more. When it comes to the history scene, Tuscon is just as rich and offers lots of attractions to be seen. To find out exactly which, follow this orientation walk and visit the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Tucson Religious Tour

Tucson Religious Tour

Tucson boasts an array of religious buildings of different denominations, starting with Jewish religion right up to Christian Orthodox. You will be amazed by their architectural beauty and design. In this self-guided tour you will visit the most astounding and famous religious places.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km
Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 1

Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 1

Tucson is one of the biggest cities in Arizona. During its history, the city gathered many interesting things in different aspects of its life. The set of museums presented in this guide show a part of the history, culture, art and education of Tucson.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Tucson for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Tucson has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Tucson, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.