Found in the Sonoran Desert - dubbed "the greenest of deserts" - Tucson offers travelers clear skies, fresh air, stunning sunsets and rugged outdoor adventures. Tucson was formally founded in 1775, about the time the nation's forefathers were signing the Declaration of Independence. Locally, the city is still called the Old Pueblo for the adobe fortress or "presidio" that marked its early borders. Over the past three centuries, Tucson has grown from a Native American farming community, to today's Southwestern metropolis of a million people. For an introduction to Tucson and Southern Arizona's past, visit the Arizona Historical Society and the Arizona State Museum. Stroll through a restored 19th century neighborhood and see Sonoran architecture and the site of the original Spanish presidio. To learn about Tucson's significant aviation history, visit Pima Air & Space Museum, the world's largest privately-funded air museum. We also have many historic day trips to match your interests.
The Old Pueblo's eco-friendly stage is already set with clean air and ample sunshine, a variety of farmers' markets offering local foods, hundreds of miles of bike paths. Whether for business or pleasure, people come from all across the world to visit Tucson's blossoming green landscape. There are always plenty to do in Tucson whether it is outdoors hiking and biking you like, or it is culture and entertainment you are after. For a short list of attractions you can see www.tucsontopia.com/tucson-attractions
Portions of this information taken from www.visittucson.org
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona is the state's land-grant university with two medical schools. The UA is recognized as a global leader in research, bringing in more than $622 million in research investments every year. As a public research university serving the diverse citizens of Arizona and beyond, the mission of the University of Arizona is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages our students in discovery through research and broad-based scholarship. UA aims to empower its graduates to be leaders in solving complex societal problems. Whether in teaching, research, outreach or student engagement, access and quality are the defining attributes of the University of Arizona’s mission.
- 26,719 Undergraduate
- 6,962 Graduate
- 1,376 Professional & Medical
- Founded in 1885
- More than $600 million in research
- Ranked #18 among all public universities by the National Science Foundation
- State Land Grant University
- Member, Association of American Universities
- Research I University
NCAA Division-1, PAC 12 Conference
387 acres in central Tucson, oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona.