Western Culture

Southern Arizona looms large in the history of the Old West, and in Tucson, you can be a part of that rich history with one of the area's many Western experiences. From horseback riding at a local Guest Ranch, to walking in the footsteps of the legendary cowboys and cowgirls of the silver screen at Old Tucson, Tucson is definitely still the Wild West.

Venture south to Tombstone, the site of the real “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral®,” for one of Arizona’s most popular attractions. Take a trip into an old copper mine and stop into a classic saloon in the historic yet artsy town of Bisbee. Or visit some of the ghost towns around the region that tell stories of the hardscrabble life that is an important part of Arizona's history.

All around the area you can find reminders of the once-untamed frontier. The railroad depots, mines, saloons, jails, and bunkhouses, can be found in towns throughout Southern Arizona. so put on your boots and your stetson and get to steppin', and you too can find your own piece of the Old West in Tucson.

Plan Your Western Experience

Group of people riding horses in the Sonoran Desert at Tanque Verde Ranch

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