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Tohono Chul

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Address: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
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+1 520-742-6455
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Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the...

Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on everyone who explores our “Desert Corner”. Here, the seasons inspire wondrous events both in nature and culturally; Tohono Chul celebrates every opening, whether for an internationally known artist or an exquisite cactus flower. Wander the natural desert gardens—escape the noise of everyday. Engage in our sincere passion to evolve “The Desert Corner” as an integral crossroads of nature, art and culture.

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Great food and drinks, cute little shop

I love this place. They have a delicious cafe that is great for lunch. I wold highly recommend the chili rellenos and a prickly pear margarita. The gift shop is also chocked full... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Crystal S
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this place. They have a delicious cafe that is great for lunch. I wold highly recommend the chili rellenos and a prickly pear margarita. The gift shop is also chocked full of cute little goodies.

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Thank Crystal S
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

The Garden Bistro and Museum Shops are great additions to the garden experience! Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

St. Charles, IL
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous place to wander for several hours, enjoying plants of Arizona. From cactus to riparian, the garden showcases a huge variety of plants. Great spot for birders, too.

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Thank kagfamily
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

It is quite easy to spend an afternoon strolling the paths and spotting the local flora and fauna. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

MN
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136 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved Tohono Chul. There was a tour starting right when we arrived and our guide, Maya, was excellent. She talked about the history, ecology and tidbits about the area. After an hour we walked around on our own then took a break for lunch before taking another trail within the Gardens. Docents are often wandering by to answer any... More 

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Thank MnDaisy
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

We will pass along the compliment to Maya, who is a fantastic addition to the Docent Team. It is always a pleasure to see the hummingbirds and butterflies flit about the 49 acres throughout the year. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not only does this botanical garden have a wonderful restaurant, but it is laid out beautifully--enjoyed the various path choices and the permanent exhibits.

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Thank joanmckibben
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Tohono Chul and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am very excited about the new manager at the restaurant. They have changed their menu that is so good. I had the Salmon & Beet Salad & my friend had chicken salad sandwich with Tortilla Chicken Soup (soup is sooooo good). Please try this restaurant and enjoy Tohono Chul's property.

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Thank SophieBeau12
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

The Garden Bistro's new menus have been very well received and we will pass your praise along to the bistro team. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love Tohono Chul. The walkways are beautifully landscaped with indigenous species of plants labeled for newcomers. Cactus gardens abound as well, filled with incredible outdoor sculptures. Both seating in the restaurant or outdoors is gracious and pleasing. The food is excellent with special iced teas made with hibiscus and prickly pear cactus. We never tire of just strolling through... More 

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Thank jeryl2017
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

That's what is great about the gardens, there is always something new to see during every season of the year. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Chandler, AZ
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121 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is always amazing to find such a lovely park in the desert. The people were nice, the docents were informative and the gift shop contained a lot of good gifts.

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Thank dalichandler
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

Our docents are amazing and we are lucky to have them share their passion and knowledge with guests. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem in the middle of the city. great restaurant, gift shop and even a greenhouse to purchase desert plants. They have a great nature trail too. Highly recommend.

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Thank mchall2
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Arizona
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74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect place to bring visitors. A pleasant and reasonable restaurant with good food, and then take a stroll through the gardens. A plant shop is attached, where we always find a new treasure. We also went one December when the paths are lighted and hot chocolate available at the end. Highly recommend.

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Thank brunswick
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

The million twinkle lights during Holiday Nights make these gardens truly a magical experience. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves at the Garden Bistro and greenhouse. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Washington
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142 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of different types of cacti but not much information on the reasons for the different varieties. We spent a relaxing pleasant one hour wandering around. Some interesting sculptures but nothing too exciting.

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Thank EMA47
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

Next time you visit you'll have to nab one of our Map & Guides which has all the garden information and history. Thank you for visiting the gardens at Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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