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Tohono Chul

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Address: 7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704-4415
Phone Number: +1 520-742-6455
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Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the...

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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Enjoyable desert nature experience

We enjoyed a very pleasant morning stroll through the gardens, there is definitely a lot of diversity to see, beautiful plants, flowers, birds and butterflies. I will say however... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
James B
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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736 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant morning stroll through the gardens, there is definitely a lot of diversity to see, beautiful plants, flowers, birds and butterflies. I will say however the entry fee was excessive, and perhaps prohibitive for some.

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time in the gardens. Thank you for your feedback and for visiting Tohono Chul. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful fountains and gardens! Outdoor open air wedding facility accommodates 100 plus. Two courtyards, one was used for music and socializing before buffet dinner was served. Enchanting.

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

Your description of enchanting is on point. There is something magical about the gardens that makes this place so special. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Tucson Arizona
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522 reviews
209 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live on the Far East Side of Tucson, so for us, this is not anywhere in our area. Since we moved here, whenever we were on that side of town, we tried to get in, but the parking lot was always overflowing, and so, we drove in, and we drove out. Last year, we became members, thinking that then,... More 

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. You visited the gardens during such an exciting time! The twinkle lights shine a light on how magical this place truly is. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon, maybe even for Holiday Nights! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love to walk through Tohoni Chul. The cacti are beautiful and their restaurant serves amazing prickly pear lemonade and light entrees. A must see in Tucson!

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

That prickly pear lemonade is amazing, it seems to turn us into human hummingbirds! Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Groton, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens anywhere. It has several themed environments, including several desert landscapes, herb garden and even a exhibit wall depicting millions of years of geological history of the region. Lunch at the garden café was just wonderful.

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

The beauty of the gardens is quite humbling and strolling the paths is a great way to reconnect with nature. We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself at the Garden Bistro. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure if I took my family here in the wrong time of year but...Nothing to do as a family or as a date night for couples. They have a quaint gift shop that leads to the bristo ( I think). No signs, no maps, didn't even where to pay my entrance fee...? My family enjoys the outdoors and thought... More 

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your recent experience was disappointing. Sometimes people get confused with the Garden Bistro being to the left and the garden entrance being to the right. The location set-up allows for people to dine at the bistro without having to pay admission. At the admission window there are maps and volunteers to take guests on free... More 

Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great botanical garden "hidden" almost in the middle of town. I walked the 49 acre grounds in Nov and there were still a few things in bloom, but I imagine it would be even more spectacular in the spring. Near the entrance I was greeted by a hummingbird in a small area designed to attract them. A pleasant surprise... More 

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

It is so lovely to stop and watch the hummingbirds and butterflies flit about in the bushes right at the entrance. They really do put on quite a show! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon, and maybe in the springtime. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to have breakfast at the cafe here by our hotel concierge. The food was wonderful and the patio dining experience was a highlight for us during our stay in Tucson. If I lived in the area, I'd be a regular for sure!

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

What a lovely compliment! We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your time in the gardens. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Tucson. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice botanical gardens on the north west side of Tucson. Winding paths, local wildflowers, trees and cactus plus a decent-ish cafe ($$$) make it a nice place to spend an hour or so, and you can buy many of the plants in the nursery. I wouldn't really call this a tourist destination unless there is a special... More 

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

It is easy to spend even more than an hour strolling through the gardens. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Tucson and grew up here. The Tohono Chul park or "tea garden" is simply amazing. I cannot count the number of times I've Ben here and am a current member. This is where I bring people from out of town and visitors. The cafe has amazing food and slightly higher prices but still reasonable for the quality.... More 

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

Thank you for being a member and supporting the gardens. We are glad to hear how much you and your family love Tohono Chul and have used this special place as a space to explore and connect with the natural world! Thank you. More 

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