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.Continue reading
About 2 miles down the road from the Desert Museum is the Saguaro National Park Visitors Center.
I know this is odd, but there are two Saguaro National Parks – East & West. In between is Metropolitan Tucson. If you only have time to visit one, go West.
This rugged natural fortress was, for some 15 years, the home and base of operations for the famed Chiricahua Apache Chief, Cochise. Cochise and about 1,000 of his followers, of whom some 250 were warriors, located here. Sentinels, constantly on watch from the towering pinnacles of rock, could spot their … Continue reading
Worthwhile Hikes. Visit the following websites for more information. Cochise Stronghold Saguaro National Park Santa Catalina MountainsContinue reading
For young children, the Reid Park Zoo is a delight. Our grandchildren always enjoyed it when they were small. No, this is not the San Diego Zoo or Wild Animal Park. But it’s a pleasant oasis in mid-town Tucson. Visit the Reid Park Zoo 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson WebsiteContinue reading
A short history of Tucson public transportation. In this video, recorded before the Old Pueblo Trolley was discontinued to make way for construction of the Modern Streetcar route, the conductor is Dick Guthrie, one of Tucson’s true visionaries and a driving force behind the public effort to secure a light-rail … Continue reading
Try Skeet Shooting at Tucson Trap & Skeet Club Website 7800 W. Old Ajo Highway; Tucson, AZ 85735Continue reading
Climb a wall at Rocks & Ropes Kids love it. They must pass a safety check to climb. Visit the Website 330 S Toole Ave # 400; TucsonContinue reading
Located at the west end of the restored Train Depot is the Transportation Museum. I know. When I first heard about it I wasn’t in any hurry to go either. But there is no way to understand the history of Tucson until you witness the incredible impact the arrival of … Continue reading
The Center for Creative Photography houses an extensive collection of North America’s most legendary photographers, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Periodically, it also exhibits some of the most important photographers of the recent past. If you love photography, this place is a must-visit. CCP is not easy to find, … Continue reading