2014 GEM AND MINERAL SHOWS IN TUCSON, ARIZONA
The Insider's Guide
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THE TUCSON GEM AND MINERAL SHOWS
SITE DIRECTORY
2014 Tucson gem show dates
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Tucson show insiders guide
Visitor's info
Tucson hotel guide
Tucson restaurant guide
Bars music and nightlife
Tucson EZ-Guide
Tucson gem show articles
Tucson show photographs
Day trips from Tucson
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A brief history of Tucson
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Each year in February approximately 4,500 unique vendors converge on the charming, eclectic southwestern city of Tucson, Arizona for the world's largest natural history showcase. Vendors from all over the planet offer the finest selection of natural history wonders ever assembled.

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It all started pretty small, back in 1955, with a free exhibition put together at a local school by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society. That show continues to this day as the official Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™ and is held every year in mid-February at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). In later years the event that started it all moved to a spot in Tucson’s Rodeo Grounds. Over the years, additional shows sprung up and collectively grew into the largest and most amazing display of rocks, fossils, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, dinosaurs, and meteorites of all time. Conservative estimates put the annual number of show visitors at 50,000, and that’s a big influx for a city with an urban population of about 550,000. Today, the Tucson shows consist of about 45 separate events running concurrently in hotels, parking lots, and tents from the end of January through the middle of February. All shows are free except for the TCC event, and most are open to the public, though a few are wholesale only and ID is required for entrance.

This website is designed, written, and maintained by show professionals who live year-round in Tucson, and we know the show as well as anyone. Our insider tips will provide you with valuable information about buying, getting around town, where to stay, where to eat, what to see, the coolest vendors, and under-the-radar special events that only savvy show attendees know about.

While at the show pick up a free copy of the Tucson EZ-Guide. There are a number of guides produced each year, but the TEZ, as we call it, is easily our favorite: handy and pocket sized, with a complete list of every vendor, dates and locations of every show, as well as travel tips, floor plans and much more. The TEZ is free and available at all of the 45+ show locations.

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