|Tanque Verde swap meet|
It’s open Friday through Sunday on winter weekends, and Thursdays the rest of the year. It’s been serving Tucson shoppers since 1975.
It’s located on a dirt field north of Interstate 10 in East Tucson. It’s not as big as the Tohono-O’odham swap meet on the other side of the freeway. However, it appears to offer more new and higher quality items than the competition. Women’s and children’s clothing, and shoes are particularly popular.
While you can find quality T-shirts for $2 each, you need to know your prices if you’re after a specific item as it may be cheaper at a traditional storefront business. This also applies to Tohono-O’odham.
Tanque Verde offers live music on weekends. It has a family atmosphere, with pony rides and a carnival for the kids.
The swap meet is located at 4100 S. Palo Verde Road. Take the Palo Verde Road North exit (no , this isn’t a typo) off Interstate 10.