This Enchanting Star Park Will Let You Experience Arizona Like Never Before

Did you know Arizona has some of the darkest skies in the country? That’s right, and while organizations like the International Dark Sky Association has designated select areas around the state as dark sky places and communities, all the proof you need is to look up after the sun sets. Travel about an hour or less outside of our major cities and you’ll see the sky twinkling and perhaps even the Milky Way on an especially clear, dark night.

One of these places to visit is actually just an hour’s drive from Arizona’s second-largest city, Tucson.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Oracle State Park is located just outside Oracle in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. You can find its location on this Google Maps link and details on the Arizona State Parks website.

Want to enjoy the night sky in other areas of the state? We have four cities and several other parks with International Dark Sky designations! Read more in These 4 Arizona Cities Have Some Of The Darkest Skies In The Country.