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Tucson was originally visited by Paleo-Indians more than 12,000 years ago. Recent archaeological excavations near the Santa Cruz River unearthed a village dating back to 2100 BC. Since water was unusually plentiful in this desert region, it became a major agricultural center, travel route and northernmost Spanish outpost.

The University of Arizona in Tucson allowed female students to study medicine, decades before this became common practice. I Dream of Tucson… Barbara Eden, the star of the popular television series, I Dream of Genie, was born here in 1931.

Prairie dogs are not dogs at all, but small mammals that look a lot like squirrels. Tucson possesses the third cleanest air in all the United States, according to the American Lung Association.

Region: Arizona

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JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

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