Visitor Info

Tucson & the University of Arizona

Tucson, often referred to as "Wildcat Country," is a city in the Sonoran Desert surrounded by five mountain ranges and home to the University of Arizona. Just a short walk from Old Main is the Main Gate Square, a fun and popular place to grab a bite to eat with over 30 restaurants and cafés to choose from. Main Gate Square is also a great shopping destination with many local stores to visit. Options of places to visit on campus include world-class museums at the University of Arizona and the Center for Creative Photography, founded by Ansel Adams. Stop in and visit an architectural highlight on campus, the flagship University of Arizona Bookstore located in the Student Union Memorial Center. The building boasts a spiraling stairway reaching three stories upwards with four giant relief sculptures on the support columns, each honoring one of the branches of the military. Water trickles from a pool down two giant anchor chains to the lower level where plaques host the individual names of University of Arizona students and alumni lost in World War II, Vietnam, and the Korean War.+

If you plan to visit campus, please be prepared to follow university requirements for masking and social distancing. Face coverings are required on campus for all indoor spaces where it is not possible to adequately and continuously maintain social distance. For all university updates about COVID-19, please visit the University’s official website.  

Parking & Transportation

A map of disabled parking is available here.

Where to stay   

Where to eat