The Unexpected Arizona Attraction That Is One Of The 50 Wonders Of The World

You can find some very remarkable things out in the desert – if you know where to look! You’d never expect to find an ocean or a rain forest in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, but if head to Biosphere 2 in Oracle, that’s exactly what you’ll discover – and so much more!

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Biosphere 2 is located at 32540 S Biosphere Rd., Oracle, AZ 85739. As a point of reference, that’s a mere 30 miles north of Tucson, and just over 100 miles from Phoenix. Biosphere is open 363 days a year, and closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tours are offered throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis. The last tour begins at 3:45 p.m. The facility is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission tickets range from $13-$20 depending upon age. The Under The Glass Tour is the only one that is included in the general admission price. Learn more on the official website for Biosphere 2.

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