Local Area Attractions Near Benson KOA Journey
Benson KOA can be your home base while exploring all of Southern Arizona. It is possible to engage in several day trips throughout the area. There are caves to explore, ghost towns to experience, areas to do a little bird watching or fishing and many trails to hike and enjoy the vast desert flora and fauna of the great Southwest. Book your next vacation on KOA.com and see what the area has to offer.
Tombstone/Boot Hill Cemetery
The name, TOMBSTONE ARIZONA means many things to many people. It creates images of gunfights and dusty streets, whiskey and Faro games, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and a plethora of old western movie scenes. But what many folks don't realize is that Tombstone Az is a living town with real inhabitants who have lived here throughout its history and still do today. Tombstone is the "City too Tough to Die".
Tombstone, AZ 85638
City of Bisbee
Bisbee is a free-spirited place with a thriving arts/music/hospitality scene, amid a remarkably well-preserved historical architectural setting. Attractions include Queen Mine (a copper mine) also known as the Lavender Pit and much more.
Bisbee, AZ 85603
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. Chiricahua National Monument is located 120 miles southeast of Tucson. Take I-10 east from Tucson to the first exit for Willcox. Travel 3 miles into town to the stoplight and turn right. You will follow Arizona State Highway 186 for 32 miles to the junction of Arizona State Highway 181. Turn left and 4 miles later you will be at the Chiricahua entrance station.
12856 E Rhyolite Creek Rd
Wilcox, AZ 85643
Kartchner Caverns State Park is a state park of Arizona, United States, featuring a show cave with 2.4 miles of passages. The park is located 9 miles south of the town of Benson and west of the north-flowing San Pedro River. Long hidden from view, the caverns were discovered in 1974 by local cavers, assisted by a state biologist who helped in its preservation.
2980 S Hwy 90
Benson, AZ 85602
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.
2420 Cushing St
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613