1. Tucson Downtown: Self-Guided Audio History Walking Tour
Enjoy the beauty of the Downtown Tuscan on a self-guided walking tour. Explore the famous places like the Tucson Museum Of Art, J Knox Corbett House, and more with the magic of GPS playback. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Discover how downtown Tucson transformed from a prehistoric village into an architecturally rich neighborhood. Start your tour outside the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum, where you will hear about what daily life was like for early settlers in the late 1700s. See the reconstructed walls and walk down the streets to the Old Town Artisans, a collection of arts and craft shops. Along the way, you will point out Sonoran row houses made of adobe bricks. Next, a few blocks and two centuries away, you will see what local historians call “The Mansions of Main Street”, the Tucson Museum Of Art, and J Knox Corbett House. You will know about some of the area’s unusual Spanish street names, like Calle de La India Triste (Street of the sad Indian). Hear about the Owl’s Club and the exclusive, lavish parties thrown by the unmarried men that formed its membership. Pass by the Café a la carte and try some delicious pastries. Learn the story of the Main Avenue lawyer who hid from Wyatt Earp after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. En route, you will discover why Franklin Street is named after Albert Banta and why he was known as Buckskin Charley. Walk through the gorgeous lanes and see over six of downtown Tucson’s architectural styles homes.