Family Attractions in Tucson
There's nothing quite like getting the whole family together and heading out for a day's adventure. And despite the challenges of such an undertaking, the laughter and the fun that result from being together all help create memories that will forever be a part of your family's history, not to mention a great source of stories to tell years from now. Check out our list of Tucson's family-friendly attractions and embark on a journey through the city that you and your loved ones won't soon forget.
Tucson's International Wildlife Museum
will capture the kids' imaginations while taking them on a whirlwind safari across the continents. Tigers from India, jaguars from Arizona, and sharks up close are just a few of the interactive exhibits and attractions your kids can experience. Plus, they may even learn a few things, too! A fully equipped IMAX theater showing science-themed movies and a fully-stocked souvenir shop round out a great day of traveling the globe to see some amazing creatures.
Address: 4800 West Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85745 - MAP
Phone: (520) 618-3561
How about taking the family where striking out is a good thing? You'll have plenty of chances to do just that at Bedroxx Bowling
. The state-of-the-art entertainment attraction features 30 bowling lanes, 11 billiard tables and an amazing and addictive arcade packed wall to wall with your favorite video games. There's also a snack bar and a regular bar, so rack 'em up and enjoy a great day of family fun at Bedroxx Bowling.
Address: 4385 West Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741 - MAP
Phone: (520) 744-ROLL (7655)
The Children's Museum Tucson
offers your kids a chance to get their hands dirty, but in a good way! With plenty of interactive exhibits, they'll be able to get up close to build a building with Lego building blocks, learn about what makes their body function, and even play vet with a real live dog or cat. This family attraction offers a great way for kids to have fun and get educated about a wide range of subjects that affect their lives in so many ways.
Address: 200 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701 - MAP
Phone: (520) 792-9985
Does your family love NASCAR? Then there's a good possibility that one of your kids (and maybe even you) have dreamed of racing in the big race. Well, at Formula Drive Tech Racing School
, you can! Classes are taught on three different speedways, and each student safely drives at their appropriate skill level. A Formula Ford, a Porsche Boxer and a real NASCAR-style race car are the vehicles where you can get behind the wheel and see how fast you can make it around the course.
Address: 11955 Harrison Road, Tucson, AZ 85747 - MAP
Phone: (520) 490-3214
Are there any train lovers in your family? Maybe the living room floor just isn't enough room to indulge your love of the tracks and specialty cars? Then the Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum
will be a dream come true for you! Take advantage of the 15 different loops of tracks and watch more than 15 trains running through them. Plus, there's a shop that sells all kinds of train memorabilia for the collector. You can also see the real life-size caboose attraction and take photos, too. So don't wait another minute and get on board for all the fun at the Gadsden-Pacific.
Address: 3975 N. Miller Ave., Tucson, AZ 85754 - MAP
Phone: (520) 888-2222
If there's a serious gamer in your family, then Katana Games
is a must. Inside, the action will unfold as the gamers paradise allows him or her to play the latest games like Playstation 3, PSP, Wii, DS and Xbox 360 on a huge 108" HD screen. This gaming attraction is both a gamer's mecca and a fully-stocked store where you can buy what you play throughout the day. Katana Games is even available for parties and family gatherings, so all of your favorite gamers can get together and play to their heart's content.
Address: 5420 Broadway Blvd., Ste. 230, Tucson, AZ 85711 - MAP
Phone: (520) 908-6648