Anza Day Celebration

Anza Day Speech

Come join the celebration every year which begins at Tumacácori and follows the Anza trail to Tubac. Watch this video we took of the festivities in 2011. Visit our page on Things to do in Tubac. Take a Day trip from Tucson to the Missions and beyond. … Continue reading

Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Inc.

Santa Cruz Chili Company Inc

Add the Santa Cruz Chili & Spice, Inc.to your Christmas Shopping List either by mail order or drive down to Tumacacori just for the wonderful smell of it. The Santa Cruz Chili Company should be on everyone’s list. There is something for everyone’s list here, Chili’s, sauces, herbs and spices, jams, jellies and lots more. Family owned for more than 60 years, these Southwestern products is famous for its unique items.

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The National Park’s Junior Ranger program

The Junior Ranger program exists throughout the National Park Service. Last weekend we took Anna and Isabella to Tumacácori National Park. Isabella (7) enjoyed finding the different pictures along the way. She received a badge and a certificate at the end. There are other Junior Ranger programs at other National … Continue reading

Mission Tumacacori

Tumacacari Part 1

This is Part One, of three videos surrounding the Mission Tumacacori National Historical Park. Anita, The Park Ranger introduces the community around Mission Tumacacori, founded in 1691 by Father Francisco Kino.

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Amado Territory Inn – Near Tubac

amado_territory_inn

The Amado Territory Inn once had a very good restaurant although I see that their website now indicates dining room SNACKS, whatever that is. However, we have also walked their pleasant grounds, and wandered into their artist studios. I had a brief conversation with the new owner, Wayne, and seen … Continue reading

Wisdom’s Cafe’

Located on the frontage road just north of Mission Tumacácori, Wisdom’s cafe has been a family affair since 1944. Wisdom’s is justly famous for its fine Mexican food and margaritas.

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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Tubac Presidio Painting

Tubac is Arizona’s oldest European community. The 1885 furnished schoolhouse, Otero Hall, and Rojas House are all on the National Register of Historic Places. The Park features a small, but fine museum, an underground display of the Presidio ruins, Arizona’s first printing press, a picnic area, school house, church, and the Juan Bautista de Anza Trailhead.

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