Saguaro National Park and Sonoran Desert Museum
On every trip to Tucson I love to take this tour, I meander through the Saguaro National Park and culminate the visit with a stop at the Desert Museum. Unlike any museum – it really is a zoo, it is a walk around experience. Tucson, Arizona is home to North America’s largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson. Here you have a chance to see these enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset.
This was the first place I ever witnessed a tarantula just walking around, he was out prowling for a female and was headed toward the gift shop. No he wasn’t interested in a souvenir, at least I don’t think so. They have exhibits of carpenter bees or solitary bees and several exhibits of insects inside.