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Agua Caliente Park

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Address: 12325 E Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-9054
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+1 520-724-5000

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Oasis in the desert

Great little hidden gem. Families, dogs, couples, solo visitors all visit. Great little place to go.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haley L
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little hidden gem. Families, dogs, couples, solo visitors all visit. Great little place to go.

Thank Haley L
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite park in Tucson. Out of the way and not usually very crowded, we love to spend the afternoon there.

Thank Cassandra Z
Arlington, VA
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662 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Agua Caliente is a man-made oasis in the Catalina foothills. There's a pond with water fowl and turtles and many, many palm trees. We visited for a bird-watching tour and saw many birds we have never seen before (we are not experienced bird watchers) and some up close in their nests through the guide's scope. There were so many people... More 

Thank X-NYr
Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I've been here several times and am never disappointed. There are fish and aquatic turtles (red ear sliders) in the pond(s) as well as ducks and other waterfowl. The place is similar to a wetlands area with reeds and other aquatic plants growing that you'd normally place in Florida or the Gulf Coast. There is plenty of open grassy areas... More 

2 Thank Marty S
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75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

As a visitor to Tucson I love going into the desert and experiencing the cactus and great views from the many hikes however, it was equally wonderful to discover Agua Caliente park with its oasis like setting - a real treasure for Tucson. Took a "bird walk" one early morning with a guide which was also great.

Thank midgemom
Tucson, Arizona
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229 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This park is on the far northeast side of Tucson. It's a mini-oasis in the desert -- when it has water. (Droughts dry it up, and water isn't always pumped in.) This is an undiscovered gem -- even for many Tucsonans. It's well worth a visit! (Note: The park's Pima County government website says that if the parking lot fills... More 

Thank An0nyMs
Tucson, Arizona
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Water is priceless in the desert and the lake at Agua Caliente is the center piece. Lot of good hiking in the area as well.

Thank tucsonsherwood
Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Hadn't been here in many years and went with visiting family last week. Everyone loved it-- the lake, the ducks, the trees and cactus, the easy access and close-in location. Our photographer granddaughter was delighted by the many flowers.

Thank scarab130
Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I live close by this park and have been asked if I would serve on the board for the revitalization of this park. I have a little history with Aqua Caliente in that 30+ years ago, I knew the caretaker of the property and I would bring my kids there to canoe through the lakes situated on property. Once completed,... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went for a short hike on the path through the park. It was very manageable and interesting. Lots of various flora and fauna to see. There were plenty of folks out walking and we enjoyed chatting with them!

Thank LKS5763

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