Things to do in Green Valley

Things to do in Green Valley

Located in Pima County, Green Valley is primarily a retirement community, but also home to families and younger folks. Famous for its kind spirit, Green Valley prides itself in being welcoming and inviting to all ages and backgrounds and is currently home to 28,000 people. The elevation is 2,900, so the weather is considerably cooler than in Phoenix or Tucson, but its only about half an hour southwest of Tucson, which gives residents access to many Tucson locations.

GVR (Green Valley Recreation) is a program that many Green Valley residents get involved in as it offers access to sports, clubs, pools, etc. Check out our “What is GVR?” page to learn more.

One of the main attractions is the Titan Missile Museum. The Titan Missile Museum is the only site out of the previously 54 active Titan II Missile sites across America that has been preserved. Tour members get to see where the missile was kept, go through a simulation of how the missile would be launched, and one lucky tour member gets to turn “the key” that would have launched the missile during the site’s active time. This is the only site in the world where tourists can get close to an intercontinental ballistic missile. “Able to launch from its underground silo in just 58 seconds, the Titan II was capable of delivering a 9-megaton nuclear warhead to targets more than 6300 miles (10,000 km) away in about 30 minutes.”, says the Titan Missile Museum website. Here’s some more information on the museum:

1580 West Duval Mine Road
Green Valley, AZ 85614
(520) 625-7736
titanmissilemuseum.org

If you’re interested in other places related to science and technology, Green Valley has several options an hour or less away including Pima Air & Space Museum, Whipple Observatory, and ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center.

If you’re more of a sports person, Green Valley is also home to many golf areas. Some of the top golf courses are Haven Golf Course, Canoa Ranch Golf Club & Golf Course, and San Ignacio Golf Club.

Interested in nature? Green Valley citizens are able to visit, with an hour or less of travel, Madera Canyon, Sabino Canyon, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Reid Park Zoo, Saguaro National Monument, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, and Mt. Lemmon (A great place to spend the day with family!)

More of a history person? You’re in for a treat at the San Xavier Mission, Tumacacori National Park, and Southern Arizona’s Mountain Empire (Patagoina, Sonoita, and Elgin). You’ll be able to learn all about the history of Southern Arizona at these places.

If you’re looking for some gambling fun, check out the Desert Diamond Casino (3 locations!) or Casino del Sol.

Lastly, if you’re interested in the arts, you’d enjoy the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson Symphony, and many events hosted at the Tucson Convention Center.

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For information on medical, employment, recreational, astronomical and more aspects of Green Valley: Green Valley Community Info