Click HERE for schedule of upcoming tours and ticket purchases. What People Are Saying About Our Guided Tours Jim, I want to take a moment to thank you on behalf of all five of us. We really enjoyed being a part of the first wine tasting tour that you and … Continue reading
Locals are generally familiar with our major Tucson and Southern Arizona attractions, such as our fantastic Desert Museum & the beautiful gardens of Tohono Chul Park. You can find the ones we recommend under “Attractions” in the Main Menu. However, very few locals know about or have been to the … Continue reading
This slideshow will introduce you to some of the sights and scenes from Southern Arizona and stories about those places. Clicking on a slide that interests you will transport you to a story about a destination or adventure. … Continue reading
Tohono Chul is a peaceful garden oasis in the midst of city and suburb. You can stroll along winding paths through several different types of gardens with hundreds of native plant species, as well as many birds, including hummers.
Here is the history of manned flight. Pima Air and Space Museum has over 300 historic aircraft on exhibit, including the Blackbird, a 1950’s design that still holds the speed record for coast to coast flight: imagine going from New York to Los Angeles in one hour.
Mt. Lemmon is a recreational paradise in the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Coronado National Forest. It is 9,157 feet (2,791 m) above sea-level, and receives approximately 180 inches of snow annually. A perfect place for skiing in the winter or camping in the summer, it also has observatories that you can view through a telescope, winter or summer. Other activities are hiking, biking and hanging out to cool off in the summer.
Mission San Xavier del Bac is about 15 minutes south of downtown Tucson. It is the finest example of Spanish mission architecture anywhere. It was built in the late 18th century and is today both an important piece of Baja Arizona history and an active Roman Catholic church serving the Tohono O’odham people.
Part IV – This is the fourth in our series about the great Chiricahua chief, Cochise, and his role in the fascinating history of Southern Arizona. Here is Part One. Cochise becomes a “Reservation Indian.” On October 30, 1876, President U.S. Grant signed an executive order unilaterally dissolving the Chiricahua Apache … Continue reading
The Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb was held last weekend, October 15, 2016 in Bisbee, Arizona. This event has been gaining in popularity for 26 years. Not unlike the All Souls Procession in Tucson, the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb is Bisbee’s signature event of the year. It is safe to say … Continue reading
Due to a serious and recurring health issue, we deeply regret the need to temporarily suspend the sales of our regularly scheduled Guided Tours, such as our Ghost Town Tours and Tucson History & Libation Walking Tour. We so love showing our guests the wonders of Southern Arizona, and hope … Continue reading
Part III – This the third in a series about the great Chiricahua chief, Cochise, and his role in the fascinating history of Southern Arizona. The thrust of this feature is about how Tucson became a Confederate town with the Stars & Bars flying proudly over our Presidio. While the title … Continue reading
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
Part II – This is the second in a series on the great Chiricahua Chief, Cochise, and his part in the fascinating history of Southern Arizona. For the First Part in the series, Please see the post on Cochise Becomes a “Reservation Indian”. Confederate Soldiers Occupy Tucson In February 1862, … Continue reading
Part I – This is the first of a series on the great Chiricahua Apache chief, Cochise, and his part in the fascinating history of Southern Arizona. Click here for some background: A timeline of the Apache Wars and the most notable leaders of both sides of the conflict. Chiricahua … Continue reading
Most Americans know at least a little about Custer’s Last Stand, also known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The incident has an epic quality worthy of Homer’s Illiad or Virgil’s Aeneid. The battle took place on June 25th & 26th, 1876 between the combined forces of the Lakoda, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes […]
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
A Book Review I found this historically important book accidentally at an I-10 truck stop near Vail. Vanished Arizona is the autobiographical account of Martha (Mattie) Durham Summerhayes, who was born to a prosperous New England family in a spacious, comfortable home on Nantucket Island in 1846. She was well-educated … Continue reading