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May 4
A free Wednesday night walk/run, starting at Wade McLean Park, situated immediately east of Coyote Trails Elementary Sch...more
May 4
Self-guided and guided tours, exhibits, and presentations about Southern Arizona birds and butterflies at annual conference i...more
May 4
A friendly match with the University of Arizona highlights FC Tucson's 2016 Professional Development League season, as part o...more
May 5
Live Theatre Workshop presents "Rapture, Blister, Burn," hailed as a "genius" by Variety.  Playwrigh...more
May 5
Downtown Tucson's outdoor movie series shows classic domestic and international movies in the La Placita Village courtyard on...more
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Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...
Tucson Heritage & Culture

The Heritage and 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.

 

 


 

 

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

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Address: 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
Phone: 520-294-2624
Fax: 520-294-3438

Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum

Address: 4823 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85714
Phone: 520-591-9585
Alt Phone: 520-591-9585