The Top 5 Southern AZ Must-See Spots — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
A world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden — all in one place. Within the museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants.
Kartchner Caverns State Park
2980 S. Hwy. 90, Benson, AZ 85602
Discovered in 1974, these caverns recently opened to the public and feature stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations. Guided cave tours, a discovery center, interactive displays, gift shops, 62 camping sites, hiking and walking trails.
Mission San Xavier Del Bac
1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
Mission San Xavier del Bac is referred to as the “White Dove of the Desert.” This active Franciscan mission is located on the Tohono O’Odham Indian Reservation.
Queen Mine Tour
Hwy 80, Historic Old Bisbee exit, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Don a mining lantern, hat and slicker and ride the mine train deep into the mine and experience the life of the miners as they tell you how they toiled in the subterranean tunnels. Fun and educational for the whole family. Tours last about one hour and are offered five times a day, seven days a week.
Titan Missile Museum
1580 W. Duval Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Once one of America’s most top secret places, this National Historic Landmark site and one-of-a-kind museum gives visitors a rare look at the technology used by the United States to deter nuclear war. Tour the underground missile site. See the 3-ton blast doors, the 8-foot thick silo walls, and an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct. Visit the launch control center, experience a simulated launch and more.