Go for the Gold in Your Thrifty rental car

Skip the Southwestern stereotypes and go for the gold in a city smack dab in the middle of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Make a quick trip over in your Thrifty rental car for the chance to visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios and the Pima Air & Space Museum.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Take a drive over in your Thrifty rental car to this 98-acre zoo, complete with an aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum and art gallery. The zoo was founded in 1952 and is located just west of Tucson. It features two miles of pristine walking paths covering 21 acres of interesting desert landscape. It is one of the most visited attractions in Southern Arizona, hosting nearly 400,000 visitors each year, many who travel from abroad to catch a glimpse of the desert wildlife. Children will love the cougar exhibit as well as the over 230 animal species housed here. One of the most exciting features is The Desert Grassland area, where visitors can observe prairie dogs and learn about the region’s history through a replica of a mammoth kill site.

Old Tucson Studios
See how Tucson used to be, back in the days of the Old West! Here you can step back in time as you tour an old west town made famous as the filming location for over 300 movies and TV shows. If you have a Thrifty rental car in Tucson, this is one sideshow you won’t want to miss. Witness the amazing story of Old Tucson and see original costumes worn by legendary Hollywood stars on television shows like Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. Catch an Old West show and marvel at gunfight stunt shows based on authentic western themes.

Pima Air & Space Museum
Opened to the public in 1976, this is one of the world’s largest non government-funded aerospace museums. Just drive over in your Thrifty rental car to find more than 127 acres of “boneyard” on display for aviation lovers. With almost 300 aircraft to see, this museum houses an SR-71A Blackbird, an A-10 Warthog and a United States Air Force. The Pima Air & Space Museum also doubles as the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame. Located at 6000 East Valencia Road, the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.