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             > Fall Color  Festival Saturday-Sunday November 25-26

Thanksgiving Weekend November 25 - 26 features arts vendors and fresh food, Soup and Posole at $5-a-bowl, live music during our Fall Foliage Festival. Recording artist Scott Schaefer and Fiona Angel share their unique music Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. and again at the top of each hour until 3:00. on Sunday November 26 Russ Braman and guests share the stage from 11-3; Russ and Joey Weissgerber playing acoustic version of familiar Beatles songs, if weather is pleasant for outdoor live music. There's no additional charge - music and weekend guided nature walks are included with $12.50 daily admission.
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Learn about plants, animals and history on a guided tour at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday November 25-26.
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During Fall and Winter months the Arboretum is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and no admittance after 4:00 so our final guests each day have one full hour to enjoy the gardens.

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Questions about annual membership?
Please call Membership Services' Lori at 520. 609. 7873
Yes, dogs are welcome, provided they are leashed and well-behaved; and accompanied by courteous owners, too. Arboretum trails and gardens are Wheelchair Accessible
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Spring is a great season to buy annual membership -- starting at $60, these allow two people a full year's access to the Arboretum; membership is the best way you can help support BTA
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Plan breakfast or lunch in our neighboring town of Superior, local restaurants are just five-minutes drive east of BTA
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Bring your own lunch - visitors are welcome to use the tables and grilles shaded by trees in our picnic area. Please be aware of seasonal fire restrictions; call our staff at520-689-2723 during daytime business hours to verify whether charcoal is allowed in our picnic area charcoal grilles.
Do you need Maps and Directions? Arizona State Parks has an excellent map/direction page.The Arboretum is an Arizona State Park located at Highway 60 milepost #223 near the historic copper mining town of Superior, 55 miles due east of Phoenix. The drive takes about two hours from Tucson via highway 79 North through Florence to highway 60 -- then turn right and continue east another twelve miles.
There is no restaurant at the Arboretum but sandwiches, drinks and snacks are available in our gift shop. Picnic tables and charcoal grills are available for visitors to use; propane and charcoal are allowed, wood fires are not.
Read about the Arboretum's 75-year heritage, our history page describes how the Arboretum has grown to include two miles of trails and into a placefor children to learn and for all ages to appreciate the beauty and importance of desert ecosystems. Explore the gardens on a virtual tour

November Gallery Exhibit - Landscapes by Bud Heiss
Breathtaking Sonoran Desert landscapes by Bud Heiss are featured in our visitor center art gallery this month.
Read more about Bud - preview his exhibit