Colonial Plaza Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Located in the foothills of the majestic Tucson Mountains and surrounded by several scenic parks, the community of Colonial Plaza gives residents a serene and scenic place to live. Tucson Memorial Park lies in the northern section of the community.
Colonial Plaza is located in zip code 85745. The Tucson Mountains run to the west of the neighborhood, and the Interstate 10 runs to the east and north.
Of the many appealing aspects of living in Colonial Plaza is the International Wildlife Museum, which is located in the community. Founded in 1988, the museum is dedicated to educating the public about the diverse wildlife found throughout the world, and the importance of wildlife management in conservation efforts. The museum features over 400 species of insects, mammals, and birds from around the globe – some of them more than 100 years old. Dioramas depict the animals in their natural surroundings.
Several nearby parks offer hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities, such as Tucson Memorial Park to the north, and Greasewood Park to the east. For a day’s outing the whole family is sure to enjoy, many residents visit the Tucson Mountain State Park, which lies to the west of Colonial Plaza in the Tucson Mountains. Established in 1929, this 20,000-acre park is one of the largest run by a local government in the United States. The park features 62 miles of trails used for hiking, biking, and equestrian purposes. There are challenging spots along the paths, as well as breathtaking views. Several picnic areas can be found throughout the park, and there is a rifle and pistol range.