Comfort Suites Airport
6935 S. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85756
Phone: (520) 295-4400
Fax: (520) 295-4497
Desert Diamond Casino offers everything one can expect from a decent gambling establishment. Poker, keno, bingo, and high paying slot machines as well as cheap food and complimentary drinks. If you are 18 years or older, you might want to test your luck at any of these money-spinning machines. If you're looking for something to snack on, the grill and bar offer a nice selection of savory items and drinks to refresh you before you head back to find your fortune.
Every year, the top performers in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association gather in Tucson to compete, and the winners are named to perform in the finals of the rodeo circuit. If you're here during the fall, take yourself and the kids to witness Desert Thunder Pro Rodeo, which includes bull riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and mutton busting—it's an activity that kids will enjoy. There's also a sideline of vendors offering Western-theme artwork and accessories.
Kino Sports Complex is a majestic setting for baseball and other year-round events. The centerpiece of the complex is the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, seating over 11,000 fans. With a view of the Santa Catalina Mountains and an intimate atmosphere, this park is one of the finest facilities around. Aside from the stadium, the complex offers a plethora of other recreational areas including two full size soccer fields, 12 senior baseball fields, two youth softball fields and ramadas throughout the complex.
Known as one of the finest ball parks, the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium has a compelling capacity of 11,500 seats. Come on over to watch various games of teams like the World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago White Sox. Gather your friends and family and troop down to Tucson Electric Park for the best games of the season. Visitors can purchase tickets either by calling the ball park ahead of time or by e-mailing them. The box office at the stadium opens at 10a on the dot, so come early and make sure you get the best seats of the house. Prices vary for club seats. Call or check the website for information about group ticket concessions.
On the second weekend in March, the local Tohono O'odham, or "Desert People," conduct their great gathering at Mission San Xavier, a few miles south of Tucson off I-19. At that time, the members of the tribe share their own traditions and the culture of other Native American people. A powwow, of course, is mainly about ritual dancers and drummers, but there other cultural items offered such as arts, crafts and Indian fry bread with honey or meat. Photographs can be taken, but not video footage.
Situated in the northwest corner of Reid Park, the Demeester Performance Center hosts musical, dance and even Shakespeare performances. The area also includes space for festival booths. This facility can accommodate audiences of up to 7,000 and is available for rent for a wide array of events. It is one of Tucson's finest outdoor venues, complete with acoustically tuned amplification and integral lighting.
The Disabled American Veterans Hall is run and operated by the Disabled Veterans Chapter 2. It is a lovely space where the trust holds various cultural events. At this venue, events like Bingo, Meetings and a number of fun games are held for the members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2. The place has become a happy union place for the one's playing the second innings of their life. Call for more information.
This Tucson baseball field is home to the Colorado Rockies during springtime, and the Arizona Wildcats during the college baseball season. It was also the place where the Cleveland Indians trained and practiced for many decades. If the name still doesn't ring a bell then maybe this might help—the movie "Major League" was filmed right on these grounds. This stadium can hold up to 9,500 people, so go ahead and book your tickets in advance, if you want to secure a seat for the next big game.
Take your funny bone out on the town at Laffs Comedy Caffe. This popular comedy club hosts a number of comedians who tour nationwide, as well as a variety of local acts and new talent. A full bar and restaurant menu is available to customers. Since the club is reasonably sized, virtually every seat in the house affords a comfortable dining experience and a great view of the action on stage. Reservations are strongly recommended.
The HangArt is a popular venue when it comes to hosting live events and anything art. A meek little venue, it does churn out a host of happening performances and exhibits regularly. The line up of artist include both local and international names who perform to numbers that will drive the crowd crazy. Apart from live music events it also conducts exhibitions, workshops and classes.
This is Arizona's official theater company, rotating productions between Tucson and Phoenix, the state's capital, for a one-month run in either city. There are six productions for each season, requiring a repertoire usually consisting of one classic (mostly Shakespeare), some twentieth-century standards, a musical revue, and a selection of recent plays. The acting and directing usually meets the standards of the best regional theaters. Half-price "rush" tickets are available one hour before curtain at the ATC box office.
Combine shopping and entertainment at El Con Mall. The huge 20-plex Century movie theater is one of the most popular entertainment venues in town, especially in the hot summer months when everyone in Tucson just wants get into an air-conditioned environment as fast as possible. The theater shows general release Hollywood movies exclusively. Concession stands are provided inside. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.