Fun things to do when not dancing

Not that we think for a one minute you will really want to do anything during the festival besides dance tango. Still, perhaps, if you come a day or two early or stay a day or two after, you’ll want to try out some of these activities. Here are some of the most popular places to visit while in Tucson:


Pima Air Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum, where history takes flight, is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You’ll see more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft, including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced, both from the United States and from throughout the world.

6000 E. Valencia Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85756
Open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily
Last admittance at 4:00 PM
Call 520.574.0462 or
Pima Air Museum Web Site.


Arizona State Museum

The Arizona State Museum’s collections and experts are among the world’s most significant resources for the study of southwestern cultures.

Arizona State Museum
1013 E. University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a fusion zoo, natural history museum, botanical garden, art gallery, and aquarium located in Tucson, Arizona. It features 2 miles of walking paths traversing 21 acres of desert landscape, and is home to more than 230 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. The Museum is open 365 days a year, and sees nearly 400,000 visitors annually.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 North Kinney Road
Tucson, Arizona 85743

Old Tucson Studios

Experience the Old West! Just fifteen minutes from Tucson at the base of the Tucson Mountains is a preserved slice of Americana, Old Tucson. Passing through the gates of a western frontier town, visitors from around the globe are transported back to a time when fearless men with six shooters ruled the Old West and the setting for the more than 300 movies and television productions filmed at the location since 1939.

From Interstate 10: Take Exit 257-Speedway Blvd and head west following signs to Old Tucson.