Gem show visitors (and locals too!), you’ve heard about the San Xavier Mission, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and other jewels that Tucson has to offer. But there are plenty more.

When you take a break from cruising through the shows at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, consider these hidden gems.

And if you're hungry, here's a list of new restaurants to visit. 

And, of course, when you're ready to continue your gem and fossil shopping, click here for a list of shows.