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Tohono Chul

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Address: 7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704-4415
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+1 520-742-6455
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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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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Excellent adult eductaon center of the desert biome

Lovely park with a desert theme, an art studio and unique a gift shop. We found the identification tags very useful in this gem of a nature park located right in Tucson. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian E
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely park with a desert theme, an art studio and unique a gift shop. We found the identification tags very useful in this gem of a nature park located right in Tucson. There is an excellent restaurant available as well. If you wish to get Na understanding if the Sonoran Desert and do not wish to drive out of the... More 

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

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. More 

Oro Valley, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent breakfast! As long as you are seated by 11:00am (...don't be late ;) sitting outside in the garden patio area is what we like the most. Great friendly service as it is always near capacity no matter what time of day. Food is worth a little wait. It is located one stoplight West of Ina and Oracle... turn right... More 

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

This is a great time of year to enjoy the Garden Bistro, especially dining on the patio! Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to have brunch or breakfast and then tour the grounds. The plants are beautiful and the docents provide excellent information on how the plants thrive in such a difficult environment.

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

The docents are so helpful and offer great insights when touring the gardens. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walking paths with trees and plants labeled along the way.Store with art for sale, cards,gifts from the local area. You are sure to find a cherished momento of your visit. Greenhouse sells local plants and will box cactus garden for you. Nice restaurant with fresh ingredients

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

There is always plenty to do in the gardens! Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have breakfast on frequent basis this time of year. Definitely sit outside on patio. Everything is good and fresh. Take some extra time to walk the gardens.

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

Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just became a member even though I'm still working and can't visit as much as I'd like. The plants are lovely and some are very unusual. The docents are very helpful and their plant sales are terrific! I paid $125 for a small desert rose at a nursery, but Tohono Chul sold much larger ones for half the price.... More 

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

We are glad to hear you became a new member! There is a lot to do here, when you are able to visit. Thank you for supporting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you soon. More 

Manitoba
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is lovely any time of the year bur the last two weeks of march and first two of April bare particularly beautiful. The restaurant is really good also. A little pricy but quite unique and worth it.

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

That is a perfect time of year to visit the gardens as everything is in bloom and there is lots of activity with the wildlife. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to believe that in the middle of the desert, in the middle of town there is such a beautiful place. Example of multiple eco systems. Native desert walks as well as green and wet. Quiet spots to meditate as well as areas to learn about gardening in the desert. You can buy unusual plants such as the very interesting... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely review and visiting Tohono Chul. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely for breakfast or lunch, and a peaceful walk through their desert gardens. The restaurant offers delicious dishes - you won't be disappointed!

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

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

New England
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stay on the paths and don't bump into the plants!! Wonderful cactus collection, many of them in bloom now. The Sin Agua area with its emphasis on water and rainfall harvesting was really interesting.

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

Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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