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Kitt Peak Observatory Outside of Tucson - About 40 Miles away!
This is a hair raising experience, the drive goes one mile high in only 12 miles, on an eight percent rise! Some places the edge of the road is only two feet away and the drop off may be up to 3,000 feet! There is only a small guard rail, not much use if you miss a turn! There are over 20 telescopes there and we saw a 3.4 meter one as seen in the picture on the right! There are daily tours and also night observations for amateur astronomers.