The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is much more than a preservation site for the archaeological remains of the Spanish built fortress called Presidio San Ignacio de Tubac. The park serves as a recreational center and a family picnic spot apart from the underground archaeological museum and other historic buildings. Besides, one can also attend various events that are held at the park such as the Anza Days and park tours. Open on all days a week, call for more information.
The regional artists and the entire community of Tubac came together to establish Tubac Center of the Arts. This art hub provides a platform for the young and aspiring artists to display their art forms. The art galleries and performance stage are always abuzz with activities and there is never a dull moment at Tubac Center of the Arts. Apart from regular exhibits, it also features cultural events, exhibitions, concerts, workshops, classes for students and youth, dance performances throughout the year. For further details and event schedule, check website.
350 West Sahuarita Road Sahuarita Unified School District 30 Sahuarita, AZ 85629 +1 520 625 3502
Sahuarita High School is located in the plush, verdant locales of the Green Valley in Sahuarita and offers some of the best educational facilities in Arizona. Through a number of student clubs and organizations like the Athletic Team Club, the Choir Band, the Robotics Team, etc., the school strives to build a conducive environment for the students. The students are also engaged in various media and entertainment related activities to promote their all-round development. The Sahuarita Auditorium with its state of the art facilities and excellent acoustics, provides for a great platform for the students to showcase their talents through various dramas and theatrical performances. The Green Valley neighborhood also provides great recreational facilities and higher study options for the students.
If Southern Arizona is a bird watcher's paradise, this place must be bird watcher's heaven. The staff at the observatory in Bisbee offers a wide range of no-cost and low-cost activities, such as hummingbird banding (free) and birding walks in the Chiricahuas. Nature workshops and bus tours into surrounding birding areas of Cochise County; packages include lodging at bed & breakfast inns are available, too.
1830 East Patagonia Highway Nogales, AZ 85621 +1 520 287 7972
On your day trip to the border town of Nogales, take some time to discover the quality of Southern Arizona wines on this winery located three miles east of Nogales on AZ Highway 82. All the wine here is organically grown and made, with no preservatives used, and it's exclusively sold on the premises. All wines are blends of different grapes. Free tours are available.
14200 Fish Canyon Road Sonoita, AZ 85637 +1 520 624 1817
This monastery of the Trappist order occasionally serves as a place of spiritual retreat for visitors. Located in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains near the town of Sonoita, it offers a place for both quiet solitary meditation and attendance of the church services. Accommodation and light food is provided. Spiritual books are available at the gift store. To get to the abbey, take I-10 east to exit 281 (Sonoita/Patagonia); after 21 miles, turn into Garden Canyon Road, then turn right at the fork about one mile down that road.
15371 Ojo Road Gold Canyon, AZ 85218 +1 602 810 7029
Located in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains west of Tucson, these outfitters offer both stables and 5-7 day vacation trips into scenic parts of Arizona. Of special appeal for Tucson visitors is the vacation tour on horseback into the Chiricahua Mountains and the gunfight ride to Tombstone.
This grassy valley, just north of the Mexican border around Bobaquivari Peak (sacred mountain of the Tohono O'odham people), is home to a multitude of deer, antelope, javelina and many species of birds. Workshops on nature photography are offered at the visitors' center, as are guided tours. It's also a great place for mountain biking. There are some services available at the town of Arivaca, but be advised to bring your own picnic lunch. To get there, take Highway 86 from Tucson to Three Points, then AZ Highway 286 south for 38 miles to the turnoff, marked with the refuge sign.
1500 North Circle I Road Willcox, AZ 85643 +1 800 200 2272
Every winter, tens of thousands of Sandhill cranes come to roost around the town of Willcox, 83 miles east of Tucson off I-10. For several years now, the town has decided to celebrate this event by staging a major festival during the third weekend of January, with birding tours and field trips to Willcox Playa, Cochise lake and the Apache Station Wildlife Area (the main habitats of the famous cranes). Other excursions take visitors to see raptors, sparrows and waterfowl wintering in the mild Southern Arizona climate. Inquire about tour dates and prices. Seminars and presentations on local wildlife are free. Due to limited seating, registration is required for all tours.
1580 West Duval Mine Road Sahuarita, AZ 85629 +1 520 625 7736
Here's a museum south of Tucson that must surely be considered unique and a chilly reminder of the Cold War. Go underground and see one of the old Titan ballistic missiles, watch the roll-back silo door open, follow operations at the launch control center, and watch demonstrations of countdown procedures. Tours begin every half hour. To reach Titan Missile Museum, go south on Interstate 19 and take exit 69 to the Duval Mine Road and follow the signs.
A place dedicated to the work of well known Tucson
artist Diana Madaras, this gallery showcases originals, prints, calendars and note cards in an intimate setting. Her paintings, which have been exhibited in the Tucson Museum of Art as ...
This is Tucson's main venue for the performing arts, home
of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Opera, as well as the locale for pop music concerts, sports events and major trade conventions. A typical result of 1970s ...
Tucson Puppet Works has quickly become one of the centers
of activity in the Downtown Arts District. It is run by a collective of puppeteers who provide entertainment for adults and kids alike in regular puppet shows. Come to ...