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The Tohono Chul Park is a 49-acre art and nature park featuring botanical gardens, trails, and art exhibits. It is awarded by the National geographic as one of the top 22 secret gardens in United States. The park was started by a couple Richard and Jean Wilson who owned a ?Western House? in the desert area. In April 19, 1985, the park was formally opened. The former Western House of the couple became the popular Tohono Chul Park Tea Room today.

The park offers different kinds of daily tours for tourists. The Walk in the Park tour offers Tohono Chul Park experience while learning the ecosystem of the Sonoran desert. There is also a site of Birds of Tohono Chul Park where tourists can interact and identify different species of birds. The tour Art in the Park showcases the Southwestern artworks exhibit in an exhibition house built with adobe stones since 1937. The children can also enjoy Stories in the Garden, a series of storytelling sessions about the history of the park, the desert, and its flora and fauna. People can also learn about reptiles in Reptile Ramble where the popular question ?Why do Lizards do push up?? will be answered.

The Tohono Chul Park also features different garden such as the Sin Agua, Sonoran garden, garden for kids, performance garden, ethnobotanical garden, hummingbird garden, geology wall, and desert living county. It also offers trails such as Saguaro discovery, South Loop, and desert view.

Photography inside the park has guidelines and policies. Tourists should inform first the park administration especially if commercial photography shoot will be conducted.
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