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Tucson Downtown: Self-Guided Audio History Walking Tour

Activity provider: VoiceMap

Tucson Downtown: Self-Guided Audio History Walking Tour

Activity provider: VoiceMap

From US$ 5.99 per person

Get to know the Tuscon’s downtown on a self-guided audio walking tour. Discover famous places and hear about the pioneers and mining tycoons that turned a fort into a town.

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Duration 1 hour
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Make memories for a lifetime on a self-guided audio tour of Tucson's Downtown
  • Know about downtown's transformation into an architecturally rich neighborhood
  • Visit famous places like Tucson Museum Of Art, J Knox Corbett House, and more
  • Make use of the audio tour whenever you like with unlimited access to the app
  • Explore hidden gems and facts about the history and culture of the city
Full description

Enjoy the beauty of the Downtown Tuscan on a self-guided walking tour. Explore the famous places like the Tucson Museum Of Art, J Knox Corbett House, and more with the magic of GPS playback.

You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Discover how downtown Tucson transformed from a prehistoric village into an architecturally rich neighborhood.  

Start your tour outside the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum, where you will hear about what daily life was like for early settlers in the late 1700s. See the reconstructed walls and walk down the streets to the Old Town Artisans, a collection of arts and craft shops.

Along the way, you will point out Sonoran row houses made of adobe bricks. Next, a few blocks and two centuries away, you will see what local historians call “The Mansions of Main Street”, the Tucson Museum Of Art, and J Knox Corbett House.

You will know about some of the area’s unusual Spanish street names, like Calle de La India Triste (Street of the sad Indian). Hear about the Owl’s Club and the exclusive, lavish parties thrown by the unmarried men that formed its membership.

Pass by the Café a la carte and try some delicious pastries. Learn the story of the Main Avenue lawyer who hid from Wyatt Earp after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

En route, you will discover why Franklin Street is named after Albert Banta and why he was known as Buckskin Charley. Walk through the gorgeous lanes and see over six of downtown Tucson’s architectural styles homes.

Includes
  • Lifetime access to the tour
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Reach the Church Avenue at Washington and start the tour. Please approach from north of downtown on Stone Avenue. As you head south toward downtown you will reach an underpass. Take the first right, on Franklin Street, as you come up out of the underpass. There's a large pay parking lot at the corner of Franklin and Court and there are two-hour parking meters on Court and Washington.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • The tour uses a mobile app. You will need to download the app and then use the voucher code provided to download the tour
  • It is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It is best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point
  • When the download will be complete, you will see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The redstart button will become active when you are at the starting point
  • The tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next
  • Please note that you'll need to use your own mobile device and headphones for this tour. The tour is only available in English.
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August 14, 2022

Product ID: 416700