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    What to do in Tucson (Oct17-21)

    Coming down to Tucson from Canuckistan for a conference Oct17-21. Won’t be bringing a bike, limited to shorter hikes, trail runs, drives, evenings, maybe one day off. Good Mexican food or breweries? Best place to check out some big cactus? Thanks!

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    Saguaro National Park.
    Hike in the canyons in the Catalina mountains--Sabino canyon is a favorite.
    Hike in the Tucson mountains.
    Tucson Desert Museum.
    Mission San Xavier del Bac
    For an evening drive--go seen the sunset from the Tucson Mtns
    Watch out for snakes.

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    I am not usually one to visit museums. I was really impressed with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Definitely worth checking out. Tuscon mountain park is nearby great trails to run and plenty of big cactus. Have fun.
    off your knees Louie

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    BTW the Desert Museum is more of a zoo than a museum.

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    We hiked in the Tuscon mountains and it was a great hike.
    Then eat a Sonorah dog.
    Sit by the pool.
    We went this time of year a few years back. I of course visited breweries but I don't remember anything that really stood out. There's probably better ones now.

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    1. Rent bike,
    2. Ride up Mt. Lemmon...past the ski station...all the way to the top,
    3. Stop at Summerhaven - buy cookie, eat cookie,
    and
    4. Ride back down at >50mph.
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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    I thought the Titan Missile Museum was well worth a visit.

    https://titanmissilemuseum.org/
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    When I lived in Tucson--early 80's, the Pima County air museum was pretty cool. You could have a WWII plane, like a B17, explained to you by guys who flew in them in combat. Alas, not any more.

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    Old Goat has it.
    Life is tough. It's tougher when you're stupid

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    Seis Kitchen for Mexican food. A bit more high end / expensive than typical taco shop but excellent food. https://www.seiskitchen.com/lunch-and-dinner-menus

    Agree on Saguaro National Park for big cactus. If you happen to be on the north side of town or up towards Oro Valley, then Catalina State park or 50 Year trail system would also be good for hikes and cactus. And probably better scenery with Mt Lemmon as a backdrop.

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    We used to go to a place in South Tucson for chimichangas. I've spent my life seeking chimis as good as those and strudel as good as my grandmothers. Most places don't fry the chimis enough--they should be crispy--and a lot of places throw rice and beans and shit in with the chile colorado, which is all I want in mine,

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    This is awesome, thanks for all the tips. Looking forward to it!

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