Local Area Attractions Near Picacho / Tucson NW KOA Journey

Southern Arizona is a popular place in the winter! Nearby is critter-feeding at the Ostrich Ranch, hiking to the top of 1500-ft-tall ancient lava formation Picacho Peak, and the amazing Casa Grande ruins built a thousand years ago by the ancient desert people.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This is a botanical garden, a zoo, and a museum all in one.  Learn all about what makes the Sonora Desert so unique and special!

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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

The amazing 4-story "Great House" (Casa Grande) was built by the ancient Sonoran Desert People using 3,000 tons of caliche (mud). One of the largest prehistoric structures ever built in North America, its purpose remains a mystery! Just 18 miles due north on AZ-87 to Coolidge.

1100 W. Ruins Drive

Coolidge, AZ 85128

520-723-3172

Skydive Arizona

Skydive Arizona

Arizona's beautiful weather and the largest drop zone in the world welcome skydivers of any level.. There is also an indoor wind tunnel for practice. Skydive Arizona draws skydivers from all over the world.The is also a bar and grill where you may hear the dialects from many different countries. A must visit while you are here.

4800 N. Taylor St.

Eloy, AZ 85131

877-313-5867

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Picacho Peak State Park

Picacho Peak State Park

Picacho Peak is a unique, ancient landmark that is a one-thousand-five-hundred-foot-tall lava formation -- and you can hike to the top of it! Bring water and food, Hunter trail goes straight up. At the top, the stark surrounding desert makes a great panorama. Take I-10 frontage this side of interstate east for 7 miles and turn right, signs to Picacho Peak State Park. $7 flat per vehicle.

I-10 Exit 219

Picacho, AZ 85141

520-466-3183

Ostrich Ranch

Ostrich Ranch

Feed the deer, donkeys, goats, dwarf goats, rabbits, parakeets, lorikeets, ducks, sheep, Ostriches and Stingrays! 7 miles east on the I-10 frontage, continue past Picacho Peak to the end of the road.

17599 E. Peak Lane

Picacho, AZ 85141

520-466-3658

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Ironwood Forest National Monument

Ironwood Forest National Monument

Exquisite Sonoran desert

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