Explore the desert and fun things to do near the Tucson airport

Stay within a short drive of top attractions and less than a mile from Tucson International Airport (TUS) when you reserve a hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites, conveniently located near I-10. You can visit your favorite student at The University of Arizona or find things for the whole family to do with a visit to Old Tucson. History buffs can visit Mission San Xavier del Bac, built by Spanish missionaries in the 18th century, or El Tiradito, a historical shrine created in 1871. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, discover the beauty of desert life with a visit to Saguaro National Park, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, or the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

15.78 mi / 25.39 km from the hotel
This inviting complex celebrates the beauty of the Southwestern desert with a natural history museum, a botanical garden, an aquarium, and a zoo.

Saguaro National Park

15.11 mi / 24.31 km from the hotel
This park takes its name from its iconic saguaro cacti, the largest in the nation. Hike along the trails or plan a camping trip to see these plants that have become a symbol of the American West.

The University of Arizona

7.11 mi / 11.44 km from the hotel
Prospective students and visiting families can tour this well-known research university. Don your Wildcats gear and participate in all the game-day action.

Mission San Xavier del Bac

4.67 mi / 7.51 km from the hotel
Called the "White Dove of the Desert," this Spanish Colonial-style church was completed in 1797. Attend Mass or tour the museum to take in the Mission's beautiful architecture.

Old Tucson

13.01 mi / 20.94 km from the hotel
Explore the filming location for more than 300 movies and TV shows, including Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie. Tour the sets, catch an Old West-themed musical, mine for gold, and witness a live stunt show at this interactive museum.

Tucson Botanical Gardens

8.23 mi / 13.25 km from the hotel
This serene oasis in the middle of the city features seventeen distinct areas, including a shade garden, a wildflower garden, a Zen garden, and a butterfly greenhouse.