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A Taste of Downtown Tucson History

People have been living near the Santa Cruz River in and around what is now Downtown Tucson for over 4,000 years. You won't see all of that history on display these days, but you can get a sense of this area's deep cultural roots.

  • 1.

    Teatro Carmen

    Teatro Carmen

    Once a venue bringing the best of Spanish language entertainment to Tucson.

  • 2.

    El Tiradito Wishing Shrine

    El Tiradito Wishing Shrine

    In the heart of Barrio Viejo, a shrine prompted by a doomed love triangle.

  • 3.

    Old Town Artisans

    Old Town Artisans

    These buildings have gone through a number of lives over 150 years, but remain a local hotspot.

  • 4.

    El Charro

    El Charro

    Established in 1922 and still owned by the same family, El Charro is a Tucson classic.

  • 5.

    Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

    Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

    Providing Tucsonans a welcome dose of culture for over 90 years.

  • 6.

    Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum

    Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum

    Get a glimpse of how the Spanish lived when they set up camp in 1775.

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