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Feb 7
This is a year-round open-air market is open on Sundays. We have adjusted our market hours to accommodate for the Rillito Par...more
Feb 7
Join us this year for the Carolina Panthers vs Denver Broncos Super Bowl BIG GAME viewing party at Casino Del Sol, located in...more
Feb 8
Southern Arizona Roadrunners presents a non-competitive 3-mile run/walk and social event beginning and ending downtown in the...more
Feb 9
Kingfisher restaurant hosts Fat Tuesday festivities, signaling the beginning of Mardi Gras.  Kingfisher Chef/owners Jeff...more
Feb 9
The Invisible Theatre presents a world premier of Tucson playwright Warren Bodow's enchanting and insightful play that examin...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 & 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 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

Black Hills Rockhound Area

Address: North side of Arizona route 191, between Safford and Clifton, about 18 miles north of Safford, Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: (602) 428-4040