2 Arizona Book Reviews: Chasing Arizona and Dry River

John & Sandy's Rattlesnake Crafts & Gifts. Junk Not For Sale.

Two Book Reviews, One Arizona Author. Chasing Arizona: One Man’s Obsession with the Grand Canyon State. By Ken Lamberton Chasing Arizona is a travelogue by Ken Lambertson about his one-year quest to find all 12 of Arizona’s state symbols in their natural setting: State Flower: Saguaro Blossom; State Bird: Cactus … Continue reading

More Things To Do With Kids In & Near Tucson

Monster truck ride at Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch.

More Things To Do With Kids begins where our last article, “Things to do with Kids in Tucson”, ends. Since writing our original article we have found many more things to do with young children in and around Tucson. Moreover, new kid-friendly attractions have since opened. Most of the adventures … Continue reading

The Fox! A Historical Perspective


The Fox Theatre is one of the cornerstones of Tucson’s downtown, the Historic Rialto and the Hotel Congress being two important others. Through the valiant efforts of some foresighted people, these historical treasures were saved for future generations. The Fox Theatre, a non profit venture, hosts music, movies, comedy and other … Continue reading

New Passport Is Here: Have Fun, Save Money!

14th Edition Tucson Passport

For many years, we at Southern Arizona Guide have recommended Tucson Passport (aka Book of Fun) to our visitors. It’s consistently the best deal in town. You buy a Passport for $20. You take it to participating area attractions and get 2 for the price of 1 admissions and other … Continue reading

A Video Introduction to Parker Canyon Lake

Parker Canyon Lake

When weather is still warm and the nights are cooler, Parker Canyon Lake is a good place to explore. Parker Canyon Lake is located on the Eastern slope of the Huachuca Mountains in the Coronado National Forest. This video is an introduction to the lake and the things you can do there. For … Continue reading

Tucson’s Historic Rialto Theatre: Old meets Young

Rialto Theatre 1925

Tucson’s Historic Rialto Theatre and its sister, the Fox Theatre at the other end of Downtown’s Entertainment District, are Tucson gems. We are delighted that caring people with civic foresight were able to save and restore these two historic entertainment venues. Let us not forget the third one. The venerable Temple … Continue reading

A Deal for the Gaslight Theatre

Gaslight Theater interior

Everyone who has been in Tucson for more than a year has probably heard of the Gaslight Theatre. If not, see our review of this professional theatre of camp acting. The Gaslight Theatre and Little Anthony’s Diner are Tucson staples. They keep their prices affordable so that everyone might enjoy … Continue reading

A Day In Santa Cruz County

Harshaw Township Sign

Santa Cruz County is still sparsely populated and remains an excellent destination for bird and wildlife photographers, hikers, ghost town hunters, kayakers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

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