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Southern AZ Weekend Trips - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Southern AZ Weekend Trips (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Southern AZ Weekend Trips — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Bisbee

1326 W. Highway 92, #9,
Bisbee, AZ 85603
(520) 432-5421
bisbeearizona.com
Bisbee was founded in 1880 and has since evolved into an artist colony and retirement community emphasizing monthly events and tourism. Travelers from all over the world come to Bisbee to savor its unique charm … a blend of creativity, friendliness, style, romance and adventure wrapped in the splendor of the Old West.


Tubac

P.O. Box 1866,
Tubac, AZ 85646
(520) 398-2704
tubacaz.com
Located in the Santa Cruz River Valley, Tubac has a 250-year-old Spanish history. Tubac is the perfect shoppers’ paradise with more than 80 galleries and shops that feature hand-crafted items, sculpture, paintings, clothing and some of Southern Arizona’s best import shops. Tubac is also the gateway to birding, hiking,  and mountain biking.


Tombstone

P.O. Box 813,
Tombstone, AZ 85638
(520) 457-3884
cityoftombstone.com
The name Tombstone creates images of gunfights and dusty streets, whiskey and Faro games, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and a plethora of old Western movie scenes. Tombstone has been called “The Town Too Tough to Die.”


Tucson

100 S. Church Ave.,
Tucson, AZ 85701
(800) 638-8350
visittucson.org
Although a growing metropolis, Tucson is rich with history and culture. Whether you come to visit the Old Tucson Studios, the Kitt Peak National Observatory, hike a trail or two at Saguaro National Park, or visit the University of Arizona’s campus, Tucson makes for a memorable day trip.


Sonoita

P.O. Box 607,
Sonoita, AZ 85637
(520) 455-5498
sonoitaelginchamber.org
Sonoita: “A short drive from where you are, to where you want to be.” Located in the heart of Arizona’s Wine Country, head to Sonoita for its nine, award-winning wineries, go horseback riding or bicycling, or simply take the trip to surround yourself with the views of breathtaking mountain peaks and rolling hills.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Kitt Peak National Observatory. Southern AZ Must-Do's - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Southern AZ Must-Do's (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Southern AZ Must-Do’s — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Titan Missile Museum

1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.,
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
(520) 625-7736
titanmissilemuseum.org
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.


Kartchner Caverns State Park

2980 S. Hwy. 90,
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-CAVE (2283)
azstateparks.com/parks/KACA
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.


Tombstone

P.O. Box 813,
Tombstone, AZ 85638
(520) 457-3884
cityoftombstone.com
The name Tombstone creates images of gunfights and dusty streets, whiskey and Faro games, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and a plethora of old Western movie scenes. Tombstone has been called “The Town Too Tough to Die.”


Kitt Peak National Observatory

950 N. Cherry Ave.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 318-8000
noao.edu/kpno/
Kitt Peak National Observatory supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun.


Chiricahua National Monument

12856 E. Rhyolite Creek Rd.,
Willcox, AZ 85643
(520) 824-3560
nps.gov
Called the “Wonderland of Rocks,” this 11,985-acre site is comprised of an eight-mile paved scenic drive as well as 17 miles of day-use hiking trails to discover the beauty of this 11,985 acre site.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Southern AZ Must-See Spots (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Southern AZ Must-See Spots (Spring-Summer 2012)

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
520-883-2702
desertmuseum.org
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
520-586-CAVE (2283)
azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA
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
520-294-2624
sanxaviermission.org
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
866-432-2071
queenminetour.com
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
520-625-7736
titanmissilemuseum.org
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.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012