Southern Arizona

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Southern Arizona - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Callaghan Vineyards


    Open Thursday through Sunday 11–4, this vineyard produces some of the best wine in Arizona. Its Buena Suerte ("good luck" in Spanish) Cuvée...Read More

  • 2. Chiricahua National Monument

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Vast fields of desert grass are suddenly transformed into a landscape of forest, mountains, and striking rock formations as you enter the 12...Read More

  • 3. Kartchner Caverns

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The publicity that surrounded the official opening of Kartchner Caverns in November 1999 was in marked contrast to the secrecy that shrouded...Read More

  • 4. Ramsey Canyon Preserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Managed by the Nature Conservancy, Ramsey Canyon Preserve marks the convergence of two mountain and desert systems: this spot is the northernmost...Read More

  • 5. Apple Annie's Orchards and Country Store


    From August to October, you can pick your own apples just outside town at Apple Annie's Orchards. Peaches are ready July through September;...Read More

  • 6. AZ Hops & Vines


    With interesting varietals (try Zinnerpeace, a smooth and light Zinfandel), a hip vibe, and bottomless bowls of Cheetos to accompany tastings...Read More

  • 7. Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum


    The redbrick structure this museum is housed in was built in 1897 to serve as the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Offices. The rooms today...Read More

  • 8. Boot Hill Graveyard


    This graveyard, where the victims of the O.K. Corral shoot-out are buried, is on the northwest corner of town, facing U.S. 80. Chinese names...Read More

  • 9. Brewery Gulch

    Historic District/Site

    A short street running north–south, Brewery Gulch is adjacent to the Copper Queen Hotel. In the old days the brewery housed here allowed the...Read More

  • 10. Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Bird-watchers consider Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge unique because it's the only place in the United States where they can see a "grand...Read More

  • 11. Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This 860,000-acre national wildlife refuge, about 5 miles (a 10-minute drive) from Ajo, was established in 1939 as a preserve for endangered...Read More

  • 12. Chiricahua Regional Museum and Research Center


    Learn about the fierce Chiricahua Apaches and the fearless leaders Cochise and Geronimo at this research center, located in downtown Willcox...Read More

  • 13. Copper Queen Hotel

    Building/Architectural Site

    Built a century ago and still in operation, the Copper Queen Hotel is behind the Mining and Historical Museum and has hosted some famous people...Read More

  • 14. Copper Queen Mine Underground Tour


    For a lesson in mining history, take the Copper Queen Mine Underground Tour. The mine is less than ½ mile to the east of the Lavender Pit, across...Read More

  • 15. Coronado National Memorial

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Those driving to Coronado National Memorial, dedicated to Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, will see many of the same stunning vistas of Arizona...Read More

  • 16. Dos Cabezas WineWorks


    Award-winning reds and whites (some have been served at the White House) can be sampled Thursday through Sunday 10:30–4:30 at Dos Cabezas WineWorks...Read More

  • 17. Flying Leap Vineyards


    Open Wednesday through Sunday 11–4, Flying Leap Vineyards specializes in full-bodied red wines like grenache and graciano. The grapes—said to...Read More

  • 18. Fort Bowie National Historical Site

    Military Site

    It's a bit of an outing to get to the site of Arizona's last battle between Native Americans and U.S. troops in the Dos Cabezas (Two-Headed...Read More

  • 19. Fort Huachuca Museum


    Three miles from the fort's main gate are the Fort Huachuca museums. The late-19th-century bachelor officers' quarters and the annex across...Read More

  • 20. Imperial National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    A guided, volunteer-led tour is a good way to visit this wildlife refuge and birder's paradise. The peak seasons for bird-watching are spring...Read More

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