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Every Friday, Broadway Village, Tucson's charming original shopping center, hosts an indoor/outdoor farmers' market on Friday...more
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2015 Travel Guide
Tucson Heritage & Culture

The Heritage & Culture That Shapes Tucson

Travel Through Tucson's Rich History

Arizona only became a state in 1912, and the region—formerly part of Mexico—wasn't even a U.S. territory until the 1840s. The area is also one of the earliest inhabited areas of the country, with evidence of Hohokam settlements dating back thousands of years.

All of these elements make Tucson one of the most culturally rich cities of the West and a mecca for history buffs looking for a truly distinctive lens into America's past.

Expand your mind and see history in a new light as you observe ancient Native American sites at Murray Springs and Signal Hill, follow the trails of early Spanish explorers, witness a reenactment of the shootout at OK Corral, and travel deep into Arizona's copper-mining past that gave technology to the world.

Historic Anza Trail  

Follow the trail the Spanish took to colonize California.

Western Experience

Walk in the footsteps of Wyatt Earp, Pancho Villa, and Cochise.

Military History  

From Native American warriors and Spanish conquistadors to the U.S. cavalry and Cold War missiles.

Missions & Churches  

Experience the beauty of sacred places dating back hundreds of years.

Our Rich Past  

Unpack centuries of Native American clashes, Spanish colonization, Arizona's mining boom, and more.

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Ajo Chamber of Commerce

Address: 1 N. Plaza St., Ajo, AZ 85321
Phone: (520) 387-7742

Amerind Museum

Address: 2100 N. Amerind Rd., Dragoon, AZ 85609
Phone: 520-586-3666
Fax: 520-586-4679

Arizona Folklore Preserve

Address: 44 Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford, AZ 85615
Phone: (520) 378-6165

Arizona Heritage Tours

Address: Tucson, AZ 85745
Contact: André Newman
Title: Owner
Phone: (520) 245-2684

Arizona Historical Society – Arizona History Museum

Address: 949 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-628-5774
Fax: 520-629-8966

Arizona State Museum

Address: University of Arizona, 1013 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-621-6302
Fax: 520-621-2976

ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center

Address: 1421 W. Pima Mine Rd. (I-19, exit 80), Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Contact: Sandra Elizondo
Title: Coordinator
Phone: (520) 625-8233
Fax: 520-625-4756

Bisbee Chamber of Commerce

Address: 48 Main St., Box 944, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Phone: 520-432-5421
Alt Phone: Visitor Center 520-432-3554

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Address: 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Phone: 520-432-7071