4201 South Camino Del Sol Green Valley, AZ 85622 +1 520 648 3468
This par-71 facility built in 1989 offers yardages from 5,200-6,704, depending on the tees selected. The strategy is sublime. One outstanding feature is the visibility from tee to green. Golfers see everything they must encounter before they swing the driver. The signature number 13th hole is a double-dogleg 522-yard par-five with elevated tees and a double lake along the left side. The club is at 3,000 feet elevation which offers a cooler temperature than other Tucson courses in the middle of the summer. San Ignacio is the site of extensive practice facilities and offers world-famous John Jacobs Golf Schools throughout the year. Call for hours.
1861 West Demetrie Loop Green Valley, AZ 85614 +1 520 393 5700
Rio Rico Resort & Country Club captures the beauty of the high Sonoran Desert with its mesquite, pine, cottonwood and weeping willow tree-lined fairways. This 18-hole championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course built in 1971, is nestled in the beautiful Santa Cruz Valley, nearly 4000 feet above sea level, affording spectacular views and the finest golf in the Southwest. Our lush year-round rye grass fairways and bent grass greens offer the finest playing experience possible. Located in one of the few remaining environmentally pristine areas of Arizona, surrounded by mountains, many species of birds and other wildlife are seen on the course throughout the season. Tournaments Hosted: PGA Tour Qualifying, Senior PGA Tour Qualifying, Southern Arizona Open, Santa Cruz County Amateur, numerous AGA & AWGA events, and numerous charity and corporate outings. Honors Received: Ranked #2 Public Course in Arizona for 2002 by Ranking Arizona Magazine
14155 East Via Rancho Del Lago Vail, AZ 85641 +1 520 647 1100
Del Lago Golf Club winds its way through the rolling hills and valleys of the beautiful high desert southeast of Tuscon in Vail, Arizona. Spectacular views of the northerly Rincon and Santa Catalina Mountains and the southerly Santa Rita Mountains are hard to ignore. Built in 2000 by architects Tim and Dick Nugent, this dramatic combination of scenery and golf course design will enchant all golfers who visit this 7,206-yard, par-72 masterpiece.
5 Copper Queen Plaza Bisbee, AZ 85603 +1 520 432 7071
This museum, the Smithsonian Institution's only rural branch, documents the history of Bisbee's mining days from boom to bust. Located in the town's main plaza, it's a must-see for anyone interested in mining and minerals; it features a huge mineral display as well as photographic exhibits, most notably the "Old miners were tough" section about daily life in the copper mines. Admission cost is very nominal.
AZ Highway 90 Sierra Vista, AZ 85634 +1 520 417 6960
The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area is one of the few remaining river ecosystems in Southern Arizona that has remained intact. Even though it has shrunk considerably over the past decades due to climatic and environmental changes, the river still hosts an amazing variety of wildlife, including 300 species of migrating and wintering birds. Start your hike at the place where the river meets AZ Highway 90 between Sierra Vista and Bisbee, about 1 1/2 hours southeast of Tucson. Access is free, but a small donation is requested. Info and souvenirs are available at the gift store.
Highway 77 slopes of Santa Catalina Mountains Oracle, AZ 85623 +1 800 208 6897
This former mining town, about 40 miles north of Tucson, has rapidly become another destination for art tourists. It's not a complete art colony like Tubac, but you'll find several shops along the main road featuring the work of local artisans, and there are more interesting things to do and see there than first meets the eye. Some of these interesting things include Columbia University's Biosphere 2, Peppersauce Canyon, the Arcadia Ranch Museum for local artifacts plus several Mexican restaurants. This town is definitely worth a trip. Take Oracle Road north to the fork at Oracle Junction, then turn right on AZ Highway 77.
E Tanque Verde Road & N Sabino Canyon Road Tucson, AZ 78741 +1 512 474 5171
This pleasant shopping area on Tucson's east side, designed in Santa Fe adobe style and surrounded by a cobblestone road, offers several galleries and gift shops, most of them specializing in Southwestern art and accessories. Also featured is an upscale restaurant and a playhouse. If you're tired of noisy, sterile shopping malls and want to see beautiful architectural design, then Santa Fe Square and Galleria is an inspiring environment to do your souvenir shopping. Most businesses here take all major credit cards.
3859 East Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716 +1 520 323 6506
While the gallery has been a fixture in Tucson since 1947, the art that is on display dates back much further. Kay Mallek showcases antique paintings in oil, as well as lithographs and prints of all types. An array of china, art glass, chandeliers, figurines and other precious antiques are also available here. The studio on Swan Road offers silk screen paintings, art restoration and custom tiles decorated with love and care by the artist. It's up to you to choose from bird, animal and plant designs, as well as Mexican or Indian imagery.
6541 East Tanque Verde Road Tucson, AZ 85715 +1 520 296 5442
Here's a replica of a 19th-century Western town with small shops offering Old West souvenirs, galleries and restaurants, most notably the Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse and the Dakota Cafe. Of course, there is also a custom leather store, western attire, wooden sidewalks and a central plaza with a gazebo. To enhance the fun, there is also a vintage 1920 Fiesta del Presidio carousel with pinatas, a mining museum and a C.P. Huntington train; in short, it's a great place for kids. Wild west stunt shows are presented Tuesday through Sunday. It's also the locale for Trail Dust Days, an annual cowboy show in late February. Most stores open around noon, but the action doesn't really start until after 5p.
6544 East Tanque Verde Road Suite 160 Tucson, AZ 85715 +1 520 290 8100
The name is somewhat misleading, since gallery owner Juraj Skalina is Czech, and the art he exhibits is really about the American West and its inhabitants. Apart from his own drawings, Juraj shows the works of Western painter Reginald Jones, featuring mainly oil paintings of horses, Indians, and Westerners. Jones' work has been distributed nationwide. The gallery also offers a good collection of antique maps.
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