The museum features exhibits about military life on the Arizona frontier. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday; $3, $2 senior or age 12 to 18, free younger child or member, 2-for-1 admission the first Saturday every month. Visit arizonahistoricalsociety.org for more information.
The only one of 54 missile silos preserved as a National Historic Landmark, at seven stories underground. Tour includes the launch-control center and missile silo. Displays include an actual Titan II ICBM. Visitors can experience a simulated launch. Open daily from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Thanksgiving and Christmas; $9.50, $8.50 senior or military, $6 ages 7 to 12, free younger child. Visit titanmissilemuseum.org for more information.
The museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world and is the largest non-government funded aviation museum in the United States. The museum maintains a collection of more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft from around the globe and more than 125,000 artifacts in five air-cooled indoor exhibit spaces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admittance, 4 p.m.), daily; $12.50, $9 ages 7 to 12, $12.75 senior, military, Pima County resident and AAA from November through May; $7 to $15.50, free for children age 6 and younger. Visit pimaair.org for more information.
From October through May, the attraction offers Old West entertainment, from cowboy gunfights and daring stunts to musical revues and comedies. Learn about Tucson's film history; take a miniature train ride; have an old-time photo taken; or enjoy barbecue at the Grand Palace Saloon. Guided tours take place throughout the day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday; $16.95, $10.95 ages 4 to 11, free younger child and pass holders. Old Tucson is available for group special events in the summer; call for reservations. Visit oldtucson.com for more information.
The museum highlights more than 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the globe. Dioramas depict wild animals in their natural settings. Videos, interactive computers and hands-on exhibits promote wildlife appreciation and conservation. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; $8, $3 ages 4 to 12, free younger child or member, $6 senior, student or military. Visit thewildlifemuseum.org for more information.