Please visit the following links and see for yourself all
the beautiful and exciting places to visit.
Foundation Museum - Founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton, the
Amerind Foundation is a private anthropological and archaeological museum
and research center dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of
Native American cultures and their histories. Located in spectacular Texas
Canyon in the Little Dragoon Mountains of southeastern Arizona, the Amerind
houses one of the finest private collections of Native American art and
artifacts in the country.
Bisbee Queen Mine - At the turn-of-the-century, the community of Bisbee,
located just east of the Mule Mountains in southeastern Arizona, reigned as
one of the premiere copper mining towns in the world. Today, tours of
Bisbee's famed Copper Queen Mine rank as one of the area's top tourist
attractions, drawing visitors from throughout the United States and abroad.
Chiricahua National Monument - Called the "Wonderland of Rocks". A
unique area of soaring rock spires, balanced rocks and other strange shapes.
- Cochise Stronghold is located to the west of Sunsites, Arizona in the
Dragoon Mountains at an elevation of 5,000 ft. This beautiful woodland area
lies in a protective rampart of granite domes and sheer cliffs which were
once the refuge of the great Apache Chief, Cochise, and his people.
- Fort Bowie commemorates in its 1,000 acres, the story of the bitter
conflict between the Chiricahua Apaches and the United States military. For
more than 30 years, Fort Bowie and Apache Pass were the focal point of
military operations eventually culminating in the surrender of Geronimo in
Monastery - Benedictine retreat center, church, gardens, foot trail,
Trinity bird sanctuary, gift store, museum, gallery and library.
Kartchner Caverns State Park - Stunning limestone cavern system in
Southeastern Arizona discovered in 1974 by two amateur cavers from Tucson.
It is host to world-class cave formations considered to be the best of their
kind in the world.
Rex Allen's Cowboy Museum - Rex Allen, 1920-1999, known as the "Arizona
Cowboy" and "Mister Cowboy," brought much pride to the people of Willcox,
Arizona. Rex was a real cowboy legend starring in western movies.
Tombstone - No doubt the most famous and glamorized mining town in
America. Prospector Ed Schieffelin was told he would only find his tombstone
in the San Pedro Valley. He named his first silver claim Tombstone, and it
later became the name of the town. Incorporated in 1881, "The Queen of the
Boom Towns" is situated on a mesa between the Dragoon and Huachuca Mountains
at an elevation of 4,540 feet.
Chiricahua Regional Museum & Research Center -
Located at 127 E. Maley in historic downtown Willcox. Dedicated to
developing a western history museum honoring the people who created the rich
cultural heritage of our region through the collection; preservation, and
exhibition of historic artifacts as well as archival, library and research
- Only 60 miles away, Tucson (Arizona's second largest city) offers a wide
variety of art and culture. Tucson is one of the oldest continually
inhabited areas in North America. Hohokam Indians lived and farmed here for
4,000 years before Spanish missionaries and soldiers arrived in the late
1600s. In the 1700s, these "newcomers" established the Presidio San Agustin
del Tucson and the Mission San Xavier del Bac -- the two most iconic and
historic structures in the region. "The Old Pueblo," as the adobe-walled
Tucson Presidio became known, is Tucson's nickname to this day.
The San Pedro Valley
Observatory is a unique education, astronomy and astrophotography
center located in sunny Benson, Arizona. Originally the Vega-Bray
Observatory and Astronomer’s Inn, the San Pedro Valley Observatory has
been recently updated with the latest in astrophotography and
astronomical equipment. The Observatory hosts many events that are open
to the public and has many rental packages available for families,
astronomers of all levels of experience and serious researchers.