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Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

1. Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

Nestled on 125 acres within the beautiful Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is a wondrous place of curiosity, imagination, and discovery. The zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened and endangered species. It features over 3,000 animals, including Bornean Orangutans, Asian Elephants, Sumatran Tigers, Komodo Dragons, Masai Giraffes, and more. It's a great place to create memories that will last a lifetime. Other animals include the African Lion, Giraffe, Zebra, Mexican Gray Wolf, Ringtail, Golden Eagle, Sloth, Cotton-Top Tamarin, Dalmatian Pelican, Orangutan, Asian Elephant, Jaguar, Cheetah, Coyote, and Komodo Dragon. The Zoo features approximately 2.5 miles of walking paths and is divided into Arizona, Africa, Tropics, and Children’s trails. Usually, the Africa and Tropics Trails take about an hour each and the Arizona and Children’s Trails take about half an hour each. It is recommended that you take approximately three hours to see the entire Zoo, depending on the size and ages of your group in addition to how fast you walk.

SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium General Admission

2. SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium General Admission

Explore the magical underwater world at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium. Come see thousands of creatures including sharks, rays, and sea turtles. Touch a sea star or walk through the incredible 360-degree ocean tunnel. Marvel at over 30 unique displays and encounter these amazing creatures from the graceful jellyfish, the beautiful seahorse, or the clever sea turtle. Get up close and personal with the local residents of Arizona’s Salt River at the freshwater exhibit. Come see the Shoaling Ring and watch as hundreds of barred flagtails swim around you. Discover the Bay of Rays and be mesmerized by the happy and smiley rays. Escape to the Temple of the Seahorse and see these mythical creatures up close.  Escape to a kaleidoscope of color at the Coral Reef exhibit. The Coral Reef is bustling with their underwater cities teeming with fish that come in every shape, color, and pattern you can imagine. Visit the Conservation Cove exhibit and learn about how SEA LIFE Arizona works to develop a system of care and best practices to protect the oceans and its creatures.

Tucson: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Admission Ticket

3. Tucson: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Admission Ticket

Experience the magic of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with this attraction ticket. Traverse two miles of walking paths across 21 acres of desert landscape and uncover the diverse flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert region. Exchange your voucher for a ticket in the fast-tracked Pre-Purchased Tickets line and begin your journey through the animal and plant life which abounds in the Sonoran Desert. Take a stroll through over 55,000 species of plants. Admire wildlife such as coyotes, javelinas, mountain lions, and bighorn sheep in naturalistic habitats. Bird lovers delight in visiting the Museum's two aviaries, one which is solely dedicated to hummingbirds. Learn about how the museum has worked to protect the natural systems of the Sonoran Desert Region. Find out about its mission to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.

Tucson: Southern Arizona Attractions Discount Pass

4. Tucson: Southern Arizona Attractions Discount Pass

Discover Southern Arizona's top attractions and save over $500 at over 60 different locations. Visit as many attractions as you like during normal operating hours until your time runs out. The clock starts when you use your card at the first attraction. Have your pass instantly delivered to your phone via text or email and start using it immediately without wasting your phone's storage on app downloads. Save the pass to your phone's home screen for easy one-tap access. Some of the attractions included: • Arizona Zipline Adventures • Casino Del Sol • Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley • Golf N' Stuff • Musselman Honda Circuit • Pima County Fair • Reid Park Zoo • Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center • Tombstone Forward • Tucson Sugar Skulls • Center For Creative Photography • DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun Museum • Helen S. Schaefer Poetry Center • Madaras Gallery • Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson • Sonoran Glass School • Southern Arizona Arts Guild & Gallery • The Mini Time Machine Museum Of Miniatures • Tubac Center Of The Arts • Tubac Chamber and Welcome Center • Tucson Desert Art Museum • Tucson Improv Movement • Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block • Ajo District Chamber and Visitor Center • Amerind Museum • Arizona History Museum • Arizona State Museum • Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum • Bisbee Tourism Center • Cocoraque Ranch and Pavillion • Discover Bisbee • Discover Marana Visitor Center • Mission San Xavier Del Bac • Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center • O.K. Corral® Famous Gunfight Site • Pima Air & Space Museum • Presidio San AgustÍn Del Tucson Museum • Southern Arizona Transportation Museum • Titan Missile Museum • Tombstone Epitaph Newspaper & Museum • Tombstone Forward • Tucson Metro Chamber • Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum • University Libraries • Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum • Campus Arboretum • Catalina State Park • Colossal Cave Mountain Park • Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill • Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce • Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber Of Commerce • International Wildlife Museum • National Parks Store • Oracle State Park • Patagonia Lake State Park • Picacho Peak State Park • Roper Lake State Park • Sabino Canyon Crawler • Saguaro National Park East and West • Tohono Chul • Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park • Tubac Presidio State Historic Park • Tucson Botanical Gardens • Tumacácori National Historical Park • La Encantada Shopping Center • Main Gate Square • Southern Arizona Arts Guild & Gallery • University of Arizona Book Stores - Student Union • Biosphere 2 • History of Pharmacy Museum • Space Imagery Center

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What people are saying about Arizona

I did a quick comparison while waiting to purchase tickets, but stepped out of line since I received discounted tickets on this site. It was fast and easy, and I appreciate the discount. We had a great time.

Beautiful zoo. Good to go early as the animals are eating and it was cooler!

It was small but yet enough for my 4 year old. Definitely recommend.

Beautifully maintained zoo. Animals are well cared for

Animals were very active. Safari Cruise was relaxing.