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.
A Beautiful, Cruel Country was published in 1987 when the author, Eva Wilbur-Cruce was in her 80’s. This is a story of her youth on a Southern Arizona ranch near Arivaca in the early 20th century. It is the story of a young girl, being educated by her father in … Continue reading
10/17/2017 – For a limited time, The Arizona Folklore Preserve is offering free tickets to first time visitors to the music venue. The cost of the show is not high for an afternoon of fun anyway, but if you have ever wanted to go, perhaps this offer will encourage you … Continue reading
SOFTBALL! How about this one? Does anyone recognize this place? How about the Peak in the distance? Who has been here? Send your best guess to: [email protected] with the heading: Where is this? LAST WEEK’S WINNER This is the Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum, 3975 N. Miller Ave on the … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again in Southern Arizona. The shopping season has begun. Soon the tourists and guests will be coming back to the area and looking for something to do. The specialty stores come out of hibernation with a newly stocked shelves and await the holiday season. What … Continue reading
Don’t miss the fall Colors in the Huachuca Mountains. Mike Foster says that this weekend October 7-8 is going to be the best weekend up at Carr Peak. Be sure and stop by the Carr House for information. A high clearance vehicle is highly recommended. Mike Foster, San Pedro River … Continue reading
There will be a Dia de los Muertos presentation at the Carr House on October 29th, 2017. There will be pan muerto and drinks. Bring items for the altars and dress up if you want. People start arriving at noon. Presentations are at 12:30 and 1:30. Edward will be there … Continue reading
For all you who may be contemplating a visit or move to the Old Pueblo, did you ever wonder what the weather patterns are like in Tucson? Or did you recently move to Tucson and want to know what to expect? Perhaps you heard that it gets hot here. But … Continue reading
Searching for the best, easy hike on Mt. Lemmon on a hot day or for some fall colors. Try Marshall Gulch. It is, probably the most popular of hikes here on Mt. Lemmon, precisely because of it’s ease of access, mountain beauty and cool alpine atmosphere. It is also a … Continue reading
Cielos is Spanish for Heavens. For this review, Cielos, a pleasant little restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating, may be the best, least known dining establishment in Tucson. Open To The Public Cielos is where guests at Lodge on the Desert enjoy locally-sourced, contemporary seasonal cuisine paired with … Continue reading
From 1861 to 1886, only the most foolhardy Tucsonans would venture much beyond their little town surrounded by hostile desert and more hostile Apaches. Today, few know that six of Tucson’s first streets were named for local men killed by Apaches. Only one was named for a man who instead … Continue reading