group pics
"Photos Courtesy of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau"
“Spirit of Tucson”

Conference Guided Bus Tour

  • Thursday, September 27, 2007
  • 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Departs from Westward Look Resort
  • $55 pp includes gluten-free lunch at the Sonora Desert Museum and all admission fees
  • Register for tour on the CSA Conference Registration Form - Additional Option
  • Minimum of 35 participants required

ATR799 Saguaro National Park
Photo by: David Jewell
"Photo Courtesy of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau"

3693 South Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730-5601

Saguaro National Park ~ comprises 80,000 acres of pristine, living desert where a remarkable variety of plants and animals thrive. On your way to museum, you will drive through the national park which preserves the most magnificent Suguaro forest in the world. It's possible to see a wandering coyote, jackrabbit or roadrunner.  The Sonoran Desert’s largest concentration of the majestic saguaro cactus flourishes here, along with palo verde trees, rare cacti and wildflowers that bloom vividly in spring and summer.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Photo by: Gill Kenny
"Photo Courtesy of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau"

2021 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743 

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ~ The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, nestled in the Tucson Mountain Park, is recognized worldwide as a leader in natural history interpretation and exhibitory. This “living museum” houses over 1300 kinds of plants and 300 species of animals that live in enclosures designed to replicate their niche in the wild. Observe reptiles and invertebrates of the Sonoran Desert, along with mountain lions, Mexican wolves and black bears – in the Mountain Habitat, The Cave and Earth History Room explores 4.6 billion years of our planet’s history. Enjoy the Riparian Habitat with underwater viewing and aquatidc exhibits – all in naturalistic settings. The Desert Museum also has a wonderful Humming Bird Aviary where you may sit and watch these unique creatures. This is an outdoor experience that requires walking.

ATR909 San Xavier del Bac Mission
Photo by: Gill Kenny
"Photo Courtesy of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau"

1950 W. San Xavier Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85746 

San Xavier del Bac Mission ~ The fabled “White Dove of the Desert”, San Savier Mission, was founded by Father Kino, a  Jesuit missionary, in the late 1600’s. The mission is regarded as the best example of Spanish Moorish architecture in the United States. Standing stark white on the desert landscape, the Mission is active and resides on the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation.


CTY869 Downtown Tucson
Downtown at Night
Photo by: Fred Hood
"Photo Courtesy of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau"

Downtown Tucson ~ Tucson is a city with an exciting and colorful past – rich in Indian, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo culture; and is fortunate in having whole neighborhoods where this history has been preserved. The Barrio Viejo and Armory Park have well-preserved Sonoran, Mission Revival and Victorian buildings. The downtown trip will point out “A” Mountain, The Community Center and the El Presidio Historic District. There will be no stops downtown.

For more information on Tucson:
Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau

Ironwood Terraces Restaurant -Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

CSA wishes to recognize these three companies for their
generous contributions to this gluten-free, dairy-free meal:
Boar’s Head Provisions Company, Inc.
La Tortilla Factory
Rich’s Gluten-Free


Ham and Swiss Cheese Wrap Sandwich
La Tortilla Factory Smart and Delicious Ivory Teff Wraps
Boar’s Head Provisions Lower Sodium Branded Deluxe Ham
Boar’s Head Provisions Gold Label Imported Swiss Cheese

Potato Chips
Fresh fruit cup
Rich’s Gluten Free Fudgie Brownie

Beverages: Choice of Juice, coffee, fountain drinks, or water

"Photos Courtesy of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau"