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Things To Do In Pinal County, Arizona
Perhaps Pinal County should be named "Penal County" because the major employers here are State & Federal prisons. And the list of things to do in Pinal County, Arizona is short. Nevertheless, all are worthwhile day trips from Tucson.
Florence, the county seat, has a lot to offer history buffs, including a small, but excellent museum & a pleasant walking tour of restored historic buildings.
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
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
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.
Yume Japanese Gardens is a small respite in midtown Tucson just south of Tucson Botanical Gardens. It is only around 7 years old and does not get the kind of notoriety that its next-door neighbor Tucson Botanical Gardens gets. We took our opportunity to visit Yume gardens today after several …Continue reading
We three, Ms. Karen, Neighbor Roy, and I, dined at Gourmet Girls Bakery and Bistro, a gluten-free restaurant on Oracle in Tucson. I had not been there in years, but missed the place. I had called ahead for reservations and we were greeted by Susan, one of the owners. We …Continue reading
Some of you may be familiar with our Downtown History & Libation Tour that we host once a month, October – April. NOW AVAILABLE is our Self-Guided Tucson History and Dining Tour: A Walkabout the Old Pueblo in Search of Saloonkeeper George Hand’s 1870’s Tucson. Just in case you cannot make …Continue reading
The I-19 corridor south of Tucson is hard to beat for a leisurely day trip from Tucson, enjoying art, culture, history, and excellent Mexican cuisine. There is so much to see and do between Tucson and the Mexican border that we recommend you start early. When we take guests on …Continue reading
It was a mid-November afternoon when Neighbor Roy & I went to Culinary Dropout on Grant Road in Tucson for lunch. Unusually, I did not have a discount card for this place, but having heard good things about it, we decided to try it anyway. Culinary Dropout is a Fox …Continue reading
On an afternoon in mid-November, Neighbor Roy & I went to lunch at Agustin Kitchen. By no coincidence, I had a $25 gift card to spend there. We arrived at 12:30 pm and the place was not at all crowded. Had it been, it would have been pretty noisy as …Continue reading
Seen this one? We missed it the first 100 times we have been here. Send your best guess to: [email protected] with the heading: Where is this? LAST WEEK’S WINNER This is the interior of the Gleeson Jail, now a museum of things collected from Gleeson. The general store recently suffered …Continue reading
Here are our special list and links to Christmas Holiday events in Tucson for 2019. This list is different than our list of Annual Events celebrated here in Southern Arizona, so check that out too! Come back, we will be adding more. Lights and Family Fun Tour the J. Knox …Continue reading
There were many military forts in the time of the Apache Wars, none more so than Ft. Bowie, portrayed in many a western that pitted the Indian against the Cavalry. Ft. Bowie may have been the most famous in Southern Arizona but there were a dozen others, strategically placed throughout …Continue reading
(Editor’s Note: After reading my review of books I have used as resources in writing about local history in general and Apaches in particular, one of our newsletter readers, Tim Simmons, sent me an additional list from his own library. Several of these will be added to my own library …Continue reading