Tucson Arizona is a city situated on a plain in the Sonora Desert in Arizona, United States. It is Pima County's center with more than 500.000 residents. Its name originally means 'at the base of the black hill' due to an adjoining volcanic mountain. The plain is surrounded by five minor mountain ranges which influenced the climate of the area as well as the diverse flora and fauna. Alongside urban life represented in architecture, arts and a wide diversity of events which attract visitors, the Tucson city offers unique natural beauties in its near proximity luring travelers to encounter the Wild West. We selected some of the most representative attractions of 'The Old Pueblo' which should provide an extensive experience of its varieties. Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum Located deep in the desert on the west side of Tucson, the Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum provides a distinctive combination of a natural history museum, a botanical garden and a outdoor wildlife exhibition spreading over 21 acre of land. After touring the displays in the main visitor center, one can walk through the trails and encounter various endangered wildlife species such as the Mexican wolf, jaguarondi or a thick billed parrot as well as other inhabitants of the desert (coyotes, bears and mountain lions) in their natural setting. In addition, the museum stations an aviary for hummingbirds and another for various desert birds which are surely a sight to see. Saguaro National Park The monolithic plant of Saguaro is an endemic species of the Sonora desert and a symbol of Arizona. The National Park is stretched along the eastern and western borders of the city providing a secure place for cultivation and preservation of Saguaro as well as charming scenery for visitors. Pima Air and Space Museum The museum holds one of the largest collections of aircrafts (numbering up to more than 250 displays) as well as comprehensive documentation on the evolution of flight. Old Tucson Studios The cinematic setting of western classics such as The Three Amigos was restored after a fire in 1995 and currently serves as a cultural exhibit as well as an entertainment venue. A scenery of the desert in a carnivalesque ambiance with cabaret shows in wooden saloons will undoubtedly become an unforgettable experience. Tucson City From the Tucson Museum of Art, Ted DeGrazia's Gallery in the Sun, the shaded palm tree and cacti paths of the University of Arizona and the Spanish colonial architectural splendor of Mission San Xavier del Bac to year around festivities, the city of Tucson seems to have an never ending list of to see's and to do's. Enjoying the food and encounters with the locals or listening to the mariachi on the corners of the streets, the city's culture permeates through the visitor at all times. With the multitude of extraordinary sceneries, unique historical and cultural entertainment possibilities, artful infrastructure and a spirit of hospitality, Tucson city is suitable for all looking for adventure of an unusual kind.