Local Area Attractions
Chiricahua National Monument
A "Wonderland of Rocks" is waiting for you to explore at Chiricahua National Monument. This forest of rock spires was eroded from layers of ash deposited by the Turkey Creek Volcano eruption 27 million years ago. The 8 mile paved scenic drive and 18 miles of day-use hiking trails provide opportunities to discover the beauty, natural sounds, and inhabitants of this 11,985 acre site. Visit the Faraway Ranch Historic District to discover more about the people who have called this area home: Chiricahua Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, Erickson and Stafford families.
This is an open pit that can be viewed from road.
Fort Huachuca Historical Museum and Post
Fort Huachuca, constructed in 1877, was one of a chain of forts established to guard southern Arizona against the Chiricahua Apaches, led by Geronimo. It was here that the Army organized an elite strike force that chased Geronimo and his followers through Mexico's Sierra Madre during the summer of 1886, compelling their surrender. Fort Huachuca was also the headquarters of the famed 10th Cavalry, the "Buffalo Soldiers," one of the Army's elite black cavalry corps. Today the fort is still an active Army post and covers more than 70,000 acres, 110 of which are the "Old Post Area." This historic district contains many notable buildings, among them the Pershing House, and adobe structure built in 1884.
Other Attractions Include
Saguaro National Monument West and East; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum; Sabino Canyon; Davis Monthan Air Force Base; Pima Air and Titan Missile Museums; Old Tucson Studios; San Xavier Mission; Two Casinos in Tucson; Two Outlet Malls; Biosphere; Wine Tours; Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation; Tohone Oodham Indian Reservation.