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Amazing Views

Kitt Peak is a great half day trip. We left Tucson at 8:45, drove there took a walking tour and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JeffLAZ
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Tucson, Arizona
A Cosmic Adventure

Planets, star clusters, nebulae and the milky way. What an extraordinary way to spend an evening... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patuli
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Located 56 miles southwest of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, the observatory is a working research station situated high above on Kitt Peak.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Highway 86 to 386 for 12 miles, Sells, AZ 85634
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+1 520-318-8726
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kitt Peak is a great half day trip. We left Tucson at 8:45, drove there took a walking tour and were back home by noon. There area several guided tours as well. Try to do the Solar telescope viewing during the day if open.

Thank JeffLAZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Planets, star clusters, nebulae and the milky way. What an extraordinary way to spend an evening laying my eyes upon these celestial sites. I signed up for the beginner evening program that offers basic information, telescope viewing and binocular viewing. What I didn't anticipate was...More

Thank Patuli
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was very informative. There is a lot of hills to walk up to the telescopes. Just one small complaint - when our group tour was over some left quickly for their next tour and the instructor stayed behind we assumed to lock up....More

Thank HHaappyy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful night of sky gazing and viewing of heavenly bodies on nighttime program! We had an excellent night, great conditions and super staff leading the way. I come to Tucson numerous times a year and had always put this tour on the back...More

Thank Allen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! This attraction is not only educational and entertaining, it’s awe inspiring to say the least! This magnificent observatory gives both wannabe astronomers and laymen stargazers a peak at the far reaches of our galaxy. The location itself is a fantastic experience in nature views...More

Thank GastroEclectico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must on the bucket list !!! One forgets how vast the universe is living in the city, Luke and Charles were the perfect host's for the evening. Great energy < well Charles a little more than Luke lolol > but both very...More

Thank RJ N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the nighttime viewing program at Kitt Peak. Must say that the evening was a disappointment. I had gone to the program on Mt Lemmon and comparing KP to that......no comparison. The younger guide was a "scatterbrain" and it was quite obvious he was not...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good experience. Once there, can not leave early. Take a sweater, gets windy and chilly. It is nice to progress in views from binoculars to a telescope.

Thank Phil V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did one of the guided tours during the day and also poked around the grounds a bit. The visitor center was interesting and educational too. Cold and windy up there so be sure to have a jacket. The solar telescope was open for viewing...More

Thank aimster71
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Went with two young children so opted not to take part in the guided tour. Even so, the 2.1 m telescope had a public viewing gallery where you could see inside the dome. Our children enjoyed the vistas which were truly amazing. From this height...More

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Rose G
March 2, 2018|
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Response from sunnyjazz1028 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Try Googling the Kitt Peak website.
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georgedschaefer
January 24, 2018|
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Response from pldj m | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of motels in Tucson. Only a few are under the hills, still need to drive a while. Lots of telescopes you can visit, different styles and functions. Give yourself more time to drive around the mountain road.
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