Fort Bowie commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. military – a lasting monument to the bravery and endurance of U.S. soldiers in paving the way for settlement and the taming of the western frontier. It provides insight into a “clash of cultures,” a young nation in pursuit of “manifest destiny,” and the hunter/gatherer society fighting to preserve its existence.
Open for services. Allow 1-2 hours. A village map/self-guided walking tour is available from any of the town merchants and at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.
Tucson Chamber Artists present a holiday concert featuring the TCA Chorus and Soloists at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. Other performances include: Friday…more
El Presidio Historic District is home to the city block of Old Town Artisans. The 150-year-old adobe building has six distinctive shops and galleries featuring fine art imports and crafts from hundreds of local and regional artists from the Americas and the world. The Spanish-style courtyard offers a relaxing place to enjoy lunch or beverages amidst regional plants and trees.
Tombstone?s Historama provides visitors with an authoritative account of Tombstone’s history from Geronimo’s Apaches to modern times. This ?must see? orientation includes the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral the great fires the flooding of Tombstone?s mines and more. Viewers discover how Tombstone got its name and why Wyatt Earp left Tombstone wanted for murder. Actor Vincent Price narrates this 25-minute multimedia presentation involving video historic photos and computer controlled animated figures moving on a revolving stage. The Historama is included with admission to the O.K. Corral. Open daily 9:30 a.m.?4:30 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving)
Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures where visitors are seemingly transported to different lands and times through the stories told by over 300 miniature houses and roomboxes expertly displayed in over 10000 square-feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The Museum?s permanent collection boasts antique dollhouses dating to 1742 contemporary fine-scale miniatures and enchanting collectibles. Frequent temporary exhibits special programs and events mean there is always something new to see. The Chicago Tribune has claimed; ?The magic of this place cannot be overstated.? For a truly memorable experience don?t miss this one-of-a-kind collection in a world-class setting.
The Presidio San Agustin is Tucson’s re-constructed Spanish fort originally built in 1775 which stood through the late 1800’s. Today a portion of it stands on the same ground where it was originally built and remains of the original foundation are still present. Visit any time to see Museum exhibits about early Tucson and the many cultures that first came together during the Colonial Period. Docents are also available to provide brief tours of the Territorial era house and courtyard as well as the re-built Presidio. The Presidio also comes to life during Living History days with interpreters in period dress performing daily activities including bread making in the adobe oven blacksmithing soldiering and much more. Check the website for Living History days (second Saturday of the month during winter hours) and for other special events and activities. Winter Hours:October thru April Wed. thru Sun. 10-4. Summer Hours: May thru Sept. Thurs. thru Sun. 10-3.
Touch 100 years of aviation history! Be amazed at one of the largest air & space museums in the world! 150+ planes in 5 huge hangars (3 dedicated to World War II)?more than 4 football fields indoors! 150+ aircraft outside! Spy the world?s fastest plane (the SR-71 Blackbird) smallest bi-plane and smallest jet; eye crafts that transported presidents and satellites launched astronauts caused irreparable devastation secured liberty. Enjoy docent-guided tram tours of the museum?s 80 acres and exclusive weekday tours of the one and only ?Aircraft Boneyard? (additional fees apply advanced purchase recommended). Leashed-pet friendly. See why TripAdvisor ranks Pima Air & Space in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings?95% say ?Thumbs Up!?
Wonderful themed gardens nature trails eclectic shops art galleries classes creatures and a charming Tea Room. Named as one of the great botanical gardens of the world by Travel+Leisure. Open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (July & August 7 a.m.-3 p.m.) $8 adults $5 seniors (62+) $3 students (with ID) $2 children (5-12) under 5 free.; Celebrate the holidays surrounded by a million twinkling lights over three weekends at Tohono Chul; enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. Beer wine and additional snacks will …more
Open for services. Allow 30 minutes-1 hour.