Willcox / Cochise, AZ KOA Attractions

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Local Area Attractions Near Willcox / Cochise, AZ KOA

Our beautiful campground is a convenient starting point to explore this wonderful corner of Arizona! Enjoy hiking, birding, Wild West history, local wine tasting, u-pick farms + orchards, museums & much more!

Chiricahua National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument

The "Wonderland of Rocks"! Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy the spectacular towering rock formations, abundant wildlife, unique birding opportunities & natural beauty of these mountains. Just 35 minutes from our campground, the Chiricahua National Monument has a visitor center, a beautiful 8-mile paved scenic drive, & 17 miles of day-use hiking trails.

12856 E. Rhyolite Creek Road

Willcox, AZ 85643

520-824-3560

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Local Wine Tasting
Local Wine Tasting

Explore the local wine scene by visiting wineries, tasting rooms & vineyards located within minutes of our campground. Willcox is one of only two federally recognized wine regions in Arizona (AVA - American Viticultural Area) and is home to 74% of the state's wine grape production. Over a dozen local wineries produce high quality wines to appeal to every palate!

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Rex Allen Museum & Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame
Rex Allen Museum & Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame

A hometown museum dedicated to Willcox's own "Arizona Cowboy" Rex Allen, a beloved singing cowboy & movie star. See memorabilia from his life in rodeo, radio, movies & television. Across the street is a statue of Rex Allen in Historic Railroad Park. Closed Sundays and all major holidays - call the museum for open hours and more details.

150 N. Railroad Avenue

Willcox, AZ 85643

520-384-4583

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Willcox Historic Theater
Willcox Historic Theater

Enjoy today's new-release movies, classic movies, live entertainment, & special events in a restored Art Deco 2-screen movie theater complete with state-of-the-art sound & visual equipment. A true gem in the heart of historic downtown Willcox, lovingly renovated & cared for by community members. Check the website for movie listings & the schedule of special events.

134 N. Railroad Avenue

Willcox, AZ 85643

520-766-3333

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Fort Bowie Historic Site
Fort Bowie Historic Site

Explore western history & enjoy a 1.5 mile hike to the visitor center and old fort ruins. Open 7 days a week.

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Amerind Museum
Amerind Museum

A highly-regarded museum founded in 1937 and dedicated to promoting knowledge & understanding of Native Peoples. Located in beautiful Texas Canyon about 25 minutes from Willcox, this museum & gallery houses a fine collection of art and artifacts along with a full schedule of events year-round. Offers a secluded picnic area for visitors among the interesting rock formations. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

2100 N. Amerind Road

Dragoon, AZ 85609

520-586-3666

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Apple Annie's Orchard, Farm & Country Store
Apple Annie's Orchard, Farm & Country Store

Pick your own fruit & vegetables at these popular locally-owned farms & orchards. During the season (July-October each year), families visit from all over to enjoy a fun day in the country and take home delicious fresh produce like apples, peaches, corn & pumpkins. There is also a country store open year-round just two minutes from our KOA campground with a wide selection of homemade pies & breads, jams, apple butters, & much more.

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Kartchner Caverns State Park
Kartchner Caverns State Park

Since its discovery in 1974, this natural cave system has been carefully preserved and it contains a variety of formations, including one of the world's longest soda straw stalactites. It's a fascinating destination for nature lovers & is located within an hour of our campground.

2980 South Highway 90

Benson, AZ 85602

520-586-4100

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Historic Downtown Willcox
Historic Downtown Willcox

Located within a few minutes of our campground, the walkable & historic downtown area in Willcox contains wine tasting rooms, Historic Railroad Park (with a grassy lawn and big shade trees), restaurants, a movie theater, antique shops, museums, art galleries, unique retail boutiques, & The Willcox Commercial (established in 1880). There's a lot to explore in just a few historic blocks!

Railroad Avenue

Willcox, AZ 85643

Cochise Stronghold
Cochise Stronghold

This beautiful & rugged area is located west of the town of Sunsites in the Dragoon Mountains and was once the home of the legendary Apache Chief, Cochise. Part of the Coronado National Forest. Excellent hiking, birding opportunities, rock formations.

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Chiricahua Regional Museum & Research Center
Chiricahua Regional Museum & Research Center

This museum in historic downtown Willcox is dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Sulphur Springs Valley. It includes artifacts related to the Apache Indians, U.S. Cavalry, the cattle industry & the railroads.

127 E. Maley Street

Willcox, AZ 85643

520-384-3971

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Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

An important wildlife viewing area in Cochise County, this popular birding spot is home to a wide variety of species including waterfowl, doves, hawks, eagles & more. This area is the primary wintering grounds for Sandhill Cranes, which come here in the thousands every year.

4423 W Bagby Road

McNeal, AZ 85617

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Inde Motorsports Ranch
Inde Motorsports Ranch

This motorsports ranch is a members-only private raceway located on 1700 acres in the Willcox area and attracts motoring enthusiasts from all over.

9301 West Airport Road

Willcox, AZ 85643

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Twin Lakes Golf Course
Twin Lakes Golf Course

Twin Lakes Golf Course has a 9-hole layout and is managed by the City of Willcox. Open Daily.

1000 South Rex Allen Jr. Drive

Willcox, AZ 85643

520-384-2720

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Mount Graham International Observatory
Mount Graham International Observatory

A world-renowned astronomical observatory with three telescopes located near the summit of Mount Graham. Public tours are available but reservations are required in advance (May through October, weather permitting). Contact Discovery Park Campus at the Eastern Arizona College in Safford, AZ, for more information.

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Safford Recreation Area (Mount Graham, Riggs Lake)
Safford Recreation Area (Mount Graham, Riggs Lake)

Nature lovers will enjoy exploring this part of the Coronado National Forest located near Safford, AZ. Mount Graham is the highest peak in southern Arizona at 10,720 feet. There is a scenic drive that provides access to this rugged area.

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Historic Gleeson Jail
Historic Gleeson Jail

The ghost town of Gleeson is a fascinating step into the past for history buffs. The jail, built in 1910, has been restored and is now open as a museum on the first Saturday of every month or by appointment. Contact the owner of the property, Joe Bono, for more information or visit the website. There are other historic sites nearby, including the ruins of the school & hospital, and the Gleeson Cemetery. Located about an hour south of Willcox on scenic Gleeson Road.

Corner of Gleeson and High Lonesome Roads

Gleeson, AZ 85610

520-609-3549

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