Places to Visit
Places to Visit Around Tubac
Even though Tubac is secluded and offers guests tranquility in a scenic area, there are many interesting attractions located nearby to make your stay enjoyable. The following attractions are an easy day trip from Tubac and are located just 30 to 60 minutes away.
Titan Missile Museum: http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/
Southern Arizona is not only on the border with Mexico, but it was a front line for the Cold War from 1945 through 1991. What was once one of America’s most top secret places is now a National Historic Landmark, fulfilling its new mission of bringing Cold War history to life for millions of visitors from around the world. Located about 20 miles north of Tubac in Sahuarita, the Titan Missile Museum is the only remaining Titan II site open to the public, allowing you to relive a time when the threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union was a reality.
Able to launch from its underground silo in just 58 seconds, the Titan II was capable of delivering a 9-megaton nuclear warhead to targets more than 5,500 miles away in less than 30 minutes. Nowhere else in the world can visitors get this close to an intercontinental ballistic missile in its operational environment. This one-of-a kind museum gives visitors a rare look at the technology used by the United States to deter nuclear war.
Pima Air/Space Museum: http://www.pimaair.org/
The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest air and space Museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation Museum. View more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft, many of which are the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced, both from the United States and throughout the world.
The Museum is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last admission at 4:00 p.m. The Museum is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Parking is free. The Museum is a pet-friendly facility. A walking tour starts at the Wright Flyer at 10:30 and inside Hangar 3 at 11:30.
Reid Park Zoo: http://www.tucsonzoo.org/
While you might see plenty of wildlife in and around Tubac, the Reid Park Zoo let’s you travel from South America to the Asian rainforest, and then to the African savannah all in one day. You can explore beautiful habitats housing hundreds of exotic animals from around the world. The Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson, and is the perfect place to enjoy time outside while discovering the wonders of wildlife.
Founded in 1965 with a collection of birds, prairie dogs, farm animals, and a few squirrel monkeys, the Zoo has expanded to a 17-acre campus that houses hundreds of animals in naturalistic exhibits and annually hosts nearly 500,000 visitors. Their mission is “to encourage human commitment to the conservation of biological diversity and to provide educational and fun experiences for visitors of all ages.”