Heritage & Culture
These can be combined to create multi-day itineraries.
Willcox & Amerind Foundation
Start off with a visit to the Amerind Foundation. The Amerind collection offers a glimpse of ancient life-the dwellings, tools, ceremonies, clothing and even children's toys. The museum also houses an art gallery featuring Western artists such as Frederic Remington.
Wrap up the day with a tour of Rex Allen Museum located in Willcox. This Arizona Cowboy Museum honors Rex Allen, the singing cowboy star.
Bisbee & Tombstone
Wander around and explore Bisbee, a mile-high city located in the Mule Mountains of Southern Arizona. Once a bustling mining town, the downtown area now consists of shops, restaurants, and inns maintaining a turn-of-the-century feel.
Stop for lunch at the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee. Experience the way a real meal should taste-from homemade pastas to freshly prepared desserts. The chef believes that "any meal worth eating is a meal worth taking the time to prepare." His recipes range from traditional French to Southwest and Continental cuisine.
Explore the past in Tombstone, Arizona, where the discovery of silver was just the beginning. It was also home for celebrated Old Westerners such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clanton and McLaury families-infamous for their legendary gunfight at the OK Corral. Don't miss Boothill Graveyard, Bird Cage Theatre, OK Corral, and the Tombstone Courthouse.
Discover the Spanish history of the American Southwest along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Southern Arizona is the gateway to this 1,210-mile trail that commemorates the route followed in 1775-76 by Spanish commander Juan Bautista de Anza ll, who led a party of more than 200 colonists on an expedition from Mexico to found a new presidio and mission near the San Francisco Bay.
The Southern Arizona portion of the tour includes the following sites: The Tumacácori National Historical Park, located on Interstate 19 about 18 miles north of Nogales, was first listed in 1691 as an outlying vista by the famous Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino. The Presidio de San Ignacio de Tubac was founded in 1752 in response to a Pima Indian revolt. The ruins of the presidio can be viewed through an underground archeological exhibit at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.
Have lunch at the charming village of Tubac which is full of art galleries and restaurants to fill an afternoon. The Mission San Xavier del Bac is acclaimed as one of the finest examples of is acclaimed as one of the finest examples of Spanish mission architecture in the United States. It is a graceful blending of Moorish,Byzantine, and late Mexican Renaissance styles.
Amerind Foundation & Museum
Rex Allen Museum
Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tubac Historic State Park
Mission San Xavier del Bac