One of the reasons so many locals visit SouthernArizonaGuide.com is our recommended Things To Do With Kids section. Extreme summer heat increases the difficulty of finding activities for the whole family. Which is why we appreciate our great Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum even more in June, July, & August. Every Saturday night from June through August […]Continue reading
If I still had school age children or grandchildren, I would be instantly attracted to the Tucson Museum of Art’s summer art classes for kids. When our grandchildren were still young and being home schooled, my contribution to their worldly education was a weekly field trip. So I was always on the lookout for fun […]Continue reading
Our unique Tucson Museum of Miniatures, The Mini-Time Machine, is one of our favorite local attractions. We’ve taken visiting friends and family here for the past few years and all have found it fascinating. The first thing visitors usually notice is the state-of-the-art facility. The Mini is definitely not a dusty garage stuffed with old […]Continue reading
Many folks in Tucson don’t consider a day trip or overnight road trip to Patagonia and Patagonia Lake State Park because they think it’s too far.Continue reading
Take one of the many Tombstone jeep tours offered by Into The West Jeep Tours and Mark and his crew will transport you back in time to the Old West of Cochise, Geronimo, Johnny Ringo, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday.Continue reading
The drive from Tucson (elevation 2500 feet) to the top of Mt. Lemmon (elevation 9,200 feet) is a fine day trip, particularly in the warmer months.The 25-mile road to the top is windy and picturesque. There are numerous pullouts. The one at Windy Point offers a panoramic view of the … Continue reading
We had seen so many beautiful images of Aravaipa Canyon like this one that we wanted to experience this wilderness preserve for ourselves. So, in early February 2013 I went on the BLM website and purchased permits: 4 to get us into the West Entrance on a Sunday in late February and 3 permits for the next Sunday at the East Entrance.
The permits are only $5 for each person. The BLM severely restricts the number of people who can use the Canyon at any one time. Something like 50 total. Also on a limited basis you can ride your horse through here, but you can’t bring your dog.
On a clear Sunday morning in early February, Neighbor Roy, Ms. Karen, & I arrived at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for our 2nd Behind The Scenes tour, this time of the new Warden Aquarium. Lacey was our guide for our group of 8, including two little boys who looked to be about 4 and 6 […]Continue reading
Video tour of a Cold War Bunker, housing the Titan II Missile, the only one of its kind left.Continue reading