Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area

The Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area is a natural and cultural landscape shaped by generations of people from diverse cultural origins. Tumacácori National Historical Park and other visitor experiences here embody this spirit.


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Visitors to the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area will enjoy outdoor recreation, bird-watching, astronomy, heritage site tours, local wineries, and heritage foods. Attractions like the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, which parallels the Santa Cruz River,  appeal to travelers of all ages seeking to take a trip through history.

Other attractions include: Saguaro National Park, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Catalina State Park, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, Tubac artist colony, Historic Canoa Ranch, Wild Chile Botanical Area, Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, Patagonia Lake State Park, Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, and San Rafael State Park and Natural Area

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Kids Exploring Colossal Cave


Rock Climbing near Mt. Lemmon


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