Located just across the street from the University of Arizona, the Arizona History Museum brings to life history from the Spanish colonial times through the territorial eras in Southern Arizona. Check out the exhibit explaining the people, events, and changing boundaries that influenced how Arizona looks today.
The Arizona History Museum also has an exhibit examining the mysterious Silverbell artifacts. Historians still struggle to explain how these artifacts dug up right here in Tucson got here as they are Roman in nature and pre-date any other European settlement in the area!
Another wonderful exhibit at the Arizona History Museum features artifacts surrounding the Apache warrior, Geronimo, including his gun! After you have explored the educational and intriguing exhibits of the Arizona History Museum, stop by the gift store to check out some of the great merchandise including books so you can expand on your curiosity of Arizona’s rich history.
Admission to the Arizona History Museum is just $5 for adults, $4 for children ages 12-18 and adults 60 or older, and free for children 11 and under and AHS Members. The first Tuesday of each month is two-for-one admission, so bring the whole family for half price! Parking is available for the Arizona History Museum in the Arizona Historical Society garage at the northeast corner of 2nd St. and Euclid Ave., and parking is free (validated in the museum) for museum visitors.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore Southern Arizona’s tremendous past and take some time to visit the Arizona History Museum today.
Every April the country music world descends upon Florence, AZ about one hour North of Tucson for four days of music and fun at the Country Thunder Music Festival. If you are a country music fan this yearly festival is a CANNOT miss experience! Country Thunder can be tailored to your willingness to be a part of the experience and there are plenty of options available for travel and lodging. Tickets for Country Thunder can be purchased as single day admission or a four day pass. One option for those looking to make the most of their experience is to purchase a camping pass to Country Thunder and stay on site all four days! If you take this option be aware that you must also purchase a four day pass to the festival as well in order to gain access to the campground. Be aware that the campground passes sell out well in advance of the April festival so be sure to check the website often. If camping is not your thing you can look into lodging in nearby Florence, AZ or travel back and forth from Tucson or Phoenix for each day of the festival. Several cab and party bus companies also partner with Country Thunder to help provide safe transportation.
Country Thunder isn’t just your local bands and small time acts, several big name headliners are brought in each year. Among those headlining the 2014 edition are Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, and The Band Perry. Make no mistake all the other performers are sensational and make Country Thunder a tremendous atmosphere for listening to music, dancing, and hanging out with family and friends. So if you have plans to be in Arizona in April and country music makes your toe tap, this festival is the place for you!