"The place for a local to feel like a tourist"
Gates Pass Road is the place to get away and just drive. It winds up into the mountains and the saguaros, feeling like a vacation five minutes from home. The International Wildlife Museum is an odd castle-like structure on the north side of the road, which is a great place to take kids and family. The road does have one hairy part at the actual pass when it narrows down to one lane and curves away on both sides, making for a slow approach to a blind alley