Since 1948, the Tucson Airport Authority, operator of Tucson International Airport (TUS), has connected Southern Arizona to communities near and far from the majestic heart of the desert we call home. TUS represents 1.5 million Southern Arizona residents. With more than 135,400 landings and takeoffs annually, TUS serves commercial carriers, military, business, and general aviation. TUS offers nonstops and convenient one-stop connections to more than 400 cities around the world. Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Tucson is the top destination to explore a rich tapestry of historical sites, cultures, and traditions.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Discover the Sonoran Desert, known as a magnificent fusion experience about animals, botanical gardens, natural history, an art gallery, and an aquarium. 21 acres of adventure along with two miles of walking trails. Learn about the variety of desert animals during the live showcase and have your camera ready to capture the most spectacular photos.

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium

Recognized as Tucson’s destination for adventures in space and space located on the University of Arizona campus. Learn the wonders of science, the solar system and planetarium theater highlighting a projection system launching from the Earth and flying to asteroids, moons, and planets.

Pima Air & Space Museum

One of the largest non-government-funded aviation and space museums. Displaying over 400 historical aircraft, from a Wright Flyer to a 787 Dreamliner. Sitting on 80 acres, the museum opened its doors to the public in May of 1976. Over the past forty years, the museum has grown to infinity and beyond. Today encompasses six indoor exhibit hangars, three dedicated to World War II. 

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Enjoy a shady urban oasis at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Visit the more than 17 themed garden spaces, The Great Garden Express model railway set in a cool Sky Islands-inspired landscape, art throughout the Gardens and air-conditioned galleries. Stop by the café to savor a seasonal menu for breakfast or lunch.

There are so many diverse places to explore here in sunny Tucson. Be sure to check out as many sites and museums while sharing your hometown with visiting friends. TUS is the easiest way to get them here! Visit for all of your travel needs.

About Tucson Airport Authority

The Tucson Airport Authority is a unique independent nonprofit created and developed by community business leaders and established by Arizona state charter in 1948. The TAA operates Tucson International Airport (TUS), the region’s major commercial airport, and Ryan Airfield (RYN), a general aviation airport west of Tucson.

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