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In-Tune With Our Planet In Tucson

August 20, 2021

A stay at Westward Look during the final stretch of summer is exactly what you need to be rejuvenated for fall. Get in tune with our planet here in Tucson, where you’ll fall in love with the Earth all over again.

Start your day of nature at the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 Experience. Wind your way through a 3-acre greenhouse and watch as the environment changes around you. Enjoy a self-guided tour learning about our oceans and rainforests with the help of an app on your smartphone. The Biosphere is open 7 days a week, from 9 am to 4 pm, and tickets must be purchased in advance, as there is a limited amount sold each day.

After a morning stroll through the Biosphere, switch up the pace with a trip down to Colossal Cave Mountain Park, where you will be greeted by a friendly colony of bats. These cave tours vary from a simple 40-minute guided walk to the ladder tour, where you can squeeze through the cracks for a closer look. Can’t get enough of the underground action? Head to Kartchner Caverns State Park, where the limestone and living rock formations will take your breath away. Groups are welcome, and tours must be booked in advance online.

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