Cat Mountain Station is really unusual. If you don’t live in the SW part of town you may think it is out of the way, but once you have been there you will go back again and again. One of the major draws is Coyote Pause Café, which is getting rave reviews from local papers (including The Weekly) and whose loyal following seems to be growing. At any rate, they keep getting busier every time I go there! Fortunately the highly professional staff always stays on top of things, and does it with style and a smile.
The really entertaining place to visit is Cat Mountain Emporium. This is the largest resale/consignment store in this part of town, and you literally never know what you might find there next. Among the things I have seen for sale there: an antique Grandfather clock, Native American turquoise and silver jewelry, John Wayne collectables, a brand-new cowboy hat that fit perfectly for half the price I’d have paid anywhere else, and a great selection of hand woven Mexican blankets and rugs. They carry old kitchen utensils, linens, cowboy boots, furniture, and an amazing selection of jewelry. Just walking around this store is an hour’s entertainment.
There’s also a frame shop and gallery, an art gallery, a hand-made furniture shop, a bead store, and I hear a rumor that there is soon to be a store specializing in Native American arts, crafts, and music.
This place makes a great stop to take visitors if you are headed to the Desert Museum or Old Tucson, because it’s just down the road from those places. But it really makes a destination of its own, because you could spend a whole day there and really enjoy it. They have Art and Craft Fairs during the tourist season as well, and the setting and landscaping is so beautiful that it has recently been chosen to host a wedding. The whole station is open every day but Monday; individual shop hours vary.
It's now going on 15 years since I step foot across the Arizona New Mexico border on my way to the fabled town of ...Tombstone.
You might be wondering what the heck Tombstone has got to do with "Mescal" So if you really asked yourself that you might want to go back. Mescal is the magical place where the Cult Classic "Tombstone" was filmed.
My brother and I own the number one website (www.tombstone.org) in the world for everything TOMBSTONE ! A day doesn't go by that someone from Germany, Japan, or Cincinnati doesn't ask us where the movie was filmed. With respect and child like excitement we say MESCAL. NUFF SAID GO SEE IT !
This pool is great! Grassy area and tables with shade! Love it!
Was very fun, parking, registration and organization was well done. Our particular slide had good momentum for about two thirds of the slide. Many smaller children were unable to get any speed at all and had to be pushed by parents. There should have been more advertising of the event because not only did my co-workers not hear about it, I was talking to a mother spectator that just found out about it by driving by.
Great teachers and compassionate, intelligent administration. Beautiful grounds and safe environment for students!
Always has been good to me!
Skate Country is a great to place to hang out with friends and family! The staff are polite and helpful, even if you have no clue what you're doing (like me).
Best thing about this Bookmans is the vast selection and funky staff. Plus you can go next door to get coffee, sandwiches, and/or a chocolate to die for cake. There is also wifi, so why not? Of course you're not going to get many new releases here, but you can always trade them in here. And since I'm an audiobook fan, let me put in a plug for those who have yet to try them. This is a good place to find some classics and full cast audiobooks for car and home. Once you're hooked, you'll be downloading them regularly. --J.L. TowerReview.com
There's a hipster feel to all of the Buffalo Exchanges, but this is my favorite location and the staff location have always been really friendly to me. Regardless, there are amazing finds here with even more incredible prices, and everything is in good shape--this is no tatty, frumpy thrift store. It's also nice to be able to make a few bucks by selling them clothes you no longer wear, though they're pretty picky about what they'll buy (which makes sense; if they bought crap they'd sell crap). It's a great place to jazz up the wardrobe without spending much.
Well maintained with a supportive and helpful on site staff, clean bathrooms and nice grass. The Ramadas have electricity and the fields can be lit at night. Sometimes a few to many soccer teams, but overall an excellent and not overly used location
The best secret in Tucson
Been a while since I saw Tucson from A Mountain -- lots of memories there. Glad it's clean up and somewhat gang free... Hope it stays that way. Nice place to remind us why we live here...
Want a quiet place to get lost? Want to go for a walk? Run an outdoor track? Run and indoor track. Watch some GREAT inspired little leaguers have a blast? Take your dog for a (confined) run? Try great snack bar food at the SCLL Snack bar? I love this park -- it's eastside -- it clean (usually -- I pick up trash when I walk) and the people are nice. Tennis courts are nice -- basketball indoors -- lotsa desert to go pray for a while... See you there!
It's easy to forget you're in the desert at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Also the best place in town to get gardening ideas and inspiration. I especially dig the historic photos of the Porter family that owned the property and built many of the existing buildings in the 1920s and 1930s
I was there the day Joe Pinkley is referring to in his post. Joe came in signed up for the tournament that was being held, asked about a card price and then sat down at a table probably to construct his deck. The owner then came up and asked if he wanted the card and did throw a fit when Joe said he wasn't going to purchase the card. (which was under $5) The owner must of had a rough day or something because I have been there multiple times and although he was never the most pleasant person he certainly was never like that.
Hmmm. Could have been a wonderful experience but too much crammed into too little space. A little too aggressive selling wine and the aisles are a bit narrow. Variety is okay but not everything is of the best quality, i mean c’m if you’re gonna sell truffle oil couldn’t you have chosen a good one?
Meat department shines but all their pork has been brines but if you like spending money on salt water, go for it. BUT, too much of the meat is dry packed disallowing any real butchering or options with regard to fat - the main component of flavor in meat. They try but they just don’t have the goods. Now that there is a REAL Whole Foods in town they will need to pick up their game.
There ARE independent butchers and fishmongers in town that put this place to shame.
Their produce is well waxed and geometrically piled but has very little variety. Where exactly do I find Escarole or Rapini?
Too bad one can not award half stars because it honestly only deserves two and a half from me.
I was at HDS a month ago, and it was like losing an old friend. The Grill had always been one of my favorites, true unaffected Arizona style, comfortable setting, good food. A place to relax with family and friends. It has changed for the worse. Now there is an amuse bouche, how un-western can you get and little cups of chocolate. The service which used to be quiet and unassuming, now is trying to be like New York. Pretentious and overbearing. I will say the steak was perfection, so all is not lost. However, the other diners reported they were not so lucky and much of the dinner went uneaten.
Lets Dance club events here are well attended with nicely dressed folks, a good instructor for the first hour and different musical groups providing live music. Light refreshments are included in the price of admission. dancers range from novice to compititions level skills. Large room with suitalbe floor, chairs and tables, and a stage. Entrance in back of building where there is plenty of Free parking.
Mike in Tucson
I give this chain music store 3 stars out of 5 based on selection alone. GC has tried to adopt a retail-like store mentality lately. They are attempting to due away with bargaining which helped to make them a viable choice for the savvy musician. Now they attempt to lock prices on you and try to sell you items at around 20% off retail. By the way, a top Gibson electric is marked up no less than 60%. Hear that? 60 plus percent! Boss effects? Huge markups folks. So what is a good deal on say a Les Paul or an American made Strat? Not 20-25% off! Shoot for close to 40% or walk. CG can more than afford to make such deals when they want because, for one, they buy in huge volume. Moreover, they make their poor sales people work five to six 10 hour days work for peanuts.
I didn't love the atmosphere at CrossFit Works. Maybe some do, but I found the owners to be stuffy and not very helpful. Perhaps I caught them on a bad day.
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