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. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. Copper Queen Mine Underground Tour

    Tour–Sight

    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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. O.K. Corral and Tombstone Historama

    Museum/Gallery

    Vincent Price narrates the dramatic version of the town's fascinating past in the "Historama"—a 26-minute multimedia presentation that provides...Read More

  • 7. Patagonia Lake State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Five miles south of town, this is the spot for water sports, birding, picnicking, and camping. Formed by the damming of Sonoita Creek, the 265...Read More

  • 8. Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum in the historic district is a tribute to Willcox's most famous native son, cowboy singer Rex Allen. He starred in several rather...Read More

  • 9. Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

    Jail

    The most notorious tourist sight in town is now an Arizona state historic park, but it was built for the most part by the convicts who were...Read More

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