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Tucson Hangout (SOLD OUT/waiting list)

February 3 - February 10

Free
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Pima County Fairgrounds • Tucson, AZ • February 3-10, 2020

This Hangout is currently sold out, but join the waiting list and we’ll let you know if a spot opens up!

Experience the beauty and history of the American Southwest

On the first full day of the Hangout, five-person teams will compete in a scavenger hunt adventure through the heart of the city. Over a 2-mile walking route, you’ll follow clues and solve puzzles together as you explore the rich history of the buildings and city artwork while uncovering the secrets of Presidio Park, the Dillinger gang, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Fox Theater, and other hidden gems of the city. Afterwards, you’ll meet up with everyone else for lunch, beverages and bragging rights at Ten55 Brewing Company.

The next day, we’ll step back in time and experience the Old West atmosphere of Tombstone, Arizona. Here, we will witness a re-enactment of the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral where Wyatt Earp and his brothers and Doc Holliday took on the Clantons, all at the actual site where it happened. After the gunfight, you’ll have time on your own to tour the O.K. Corral Historic Complex, watch the Tombstone Historama show, visit the Tombstone Epitaph newspaper museum, and dine in one of the historic saloons that line the main street.

Dark skies await you

That evening, we will journey through the desert’s dark night skies with a private Stargazing Adventure right at our campground. With two telescopes and astronomer guides from the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, we’ll explore the planets and moons of our solar system, plus nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, and other exciting deep-sky objects.

We’ll learn about desert life at the world-class Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a 98-acre zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum and art gallery. The Museum’s two miles of walking paths, traversing 21 acres of desert landscape, focus on the interpretation of the natural history, plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. Knowledgeable docents along the way will help to enhance your understanding. The museum is home to more than 230 animal species and 1,200 varieties of plants. 

We’ll also enjoy hiking in Saguaro National Park, bicycling in the surrounding area, potluck meals together and an evening movie night. And we’ll cap off the week with a Southwest-style dinner at the Sunset Cantina on the fairgrounds, followed by an evening of music, dancing and singing with The Status Crowes. RVers Michelle Dahlin and Chuck Crowe are long-time Escapees members and will be with us for the entire Hangout.

Optional activity: Pima Air & Space Museum

As an attendee at the Hangout, you’ll also have the option to visit the Pima Air & Space Museum at a special discounted group price. PASM is one of the largest non-governmental aviation and space museums in the world, featuring more than 350 historic aircraft, from a Wright Flyer to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The museum encompasses six indoor exhibit hangars (including three dedicated to WWII and one focused on space exploration) and a total of 80 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Docent-led walking tours and museum ground tram tours are offered daily. You can also opt to take a bus tour of the famous “aircraft boneyard”, a 2,600-acre U.S. military and government aircraft storage facility (10-business day advance reservations required).

Hangout location

Our home base for the Tucson Hangout will be the RV Park at the Pima County Fairgrounds, about 25 minutes southeast of downtown. (This is also the location for Escapade in odd-numbered years.) All of our sites are back-ins with 30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer connections. There are also two dog parks, laundry facilities, a new shower building, and a fitness and nature trail on-site. WiFi and propane are also available in the park.
 
This Hangout is limited to only 30 RVs—so don’t wait to register

Schedule

Sunday 2/2

Optional early arrival

Super Bowl watch party

Monday 2/3

Arrive at Pima County Fairgrounds

Evening welcome program & introductions

Tuesday 2/4

Tucson scavenger hunt

Lunch at Ten55 Brewing Company*

Potluck dinner & movie night

Wednesday 2/5

Tombstone / Gunfight at the O.K. Corral re-enactment & tour

Stargazing Adventure at campground

Thursday 2/6

Friday 2/7

Pima Air & Space Museum* (optional add-on)

Saturday 2/8

Sunday 2/9

Potluck brunch

Group bike ride to Casa del Rio

Southwestern dinner and entertainment by The Status Crowes

Monday 2/10

GTHO breakfast

Check-out

*Cost not included in Hangout registration fee. Schedule and activities are preliminary and subject to change.

Registration includes:

  • 7 nights in RV site with 30/50 amp electric, water, sewer & cable (see below for early arrivals or late departures)
  • Welcome gathering
  • Tucson scavenger hunt
  • O.K. Corral gunfight & complex admission
  • Stargazing adventure
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum admission
  • Southwestern dinner
  • Entertainment by The Status Crowes
  • GTHO breakfast
  • Local sightseeing
  • Social activities
  • Hangout hosts

Optional activities (additional fees will apply): Pima Air & Space Museum, other restaurant meals, entry fee to national park

Hangout price

You must be an Escapees RV Club member to attend this event. If you are not currently a member, you will be able to add a new membership during the registration process.

How to register

We’re sorry, but this Hangout is currently sold out. If you’d still like to attend, please join the waiting list. We’ll notify you if a spot opens up.

After you register

Watch for an email from registration@escapees.com with a confirmation of your registration. If you don’t receive it, call (936) 327-8873‬ and ask for Hangouts Registration to be sure that your registration was processed correctly. 

Important: after you receive your registration confirmation, please join the Escapees Tucson Hangout group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonHangout/). We will use this group to communicate with Hangout attendees before and during the event. You may also receive one or more emails before the Hangout with more information as needed.

Early arrivals and late departures

You’re invited to arrive on Sunday, February 2 for a pre-Hangout Super Bowl gathering. Bring a “linebacker worthy” appetizer and enjoy the game on a big screen with your Hangout hosts and other Escapees friends.

No reservations are required for early arrivals or late departures. Simply check in at the RV Park office and be sure to say that you’re attending the Escapees Hangout so that they put you in our area. The cost for each extra night is $30, payable directly to the RV park.

Cancellation

If you cancel on or before Friday, January 3, 2020, your registration fee will be refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that date. Hangout tickets are non-transferable.

By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV and attendance at the Hangout, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents. Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations, and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and granting to Escapees RV Club the full use of any such recordings or images without compensation. By registering, you will also receive occasional email notifications of future Hangouts; however, you can opt-out of these notifications at any time.

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Details

Start:
February 3
End:
February 10
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonHangout/

Venue

Pima County Fair Grounds
11300 S. Houghton Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
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