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Local Attractions
fhdfhEntrance to Old Tucson Studios

Photo by: David Jewell
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Old Tucson Studios Voted "Best Western Movie Set" by True West magazine, and listed among five one-of-a-kind Tucson sites by USA Today , Old Tucson Studios features film and television shoots throughout the year and daily Wild West entertainment. http://www.oldtucson.com

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Entrance
Photo by: Gill Kenny
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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. Within the Museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. There are almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.http://www.desertmuseum.org

TombstoneOld Miner in Tombstone
Photo by: David Jewell
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Tombstone was perhaps the most renowned of Arizona's old mining camps. Visit the site of the famous "Gunfight at the OK Corral" (Earp-Clanton), Boot Hill Cemetery, and the Tombstone Epitaph, the where the oldest continuously published paper in Arizona is still being printed. Truly a Historical American Landmark, Tombstone is America's best example of our 1880 western heritage, which is well preserved with original 1880's buildings and artifacts featured in numerous museums. http://www.cityoftombstone.com

Kartchner Caverns Kartchner Caverns Kubla Kahn Formation
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Kartchner Caverns is a stunning limestone cavern system in Southeastern Arizona discovered in 1974 by two amateur cavers from Tucson. It is host to world-class cave formations considered to be the best of their kind in the world. The cave was kept a secret for 14 years to protect it from vandalism and exploitation and to ensure the survival of its delicate ecosystem. Kartchner Caverns is a wet living cave into which water still percolates from the surface above and calcium carbonate features are still growing. It has an unusually wide variety of brilliantly colored cave formations, including the longest known Soda Straw stalactite formation in the world. http://www.explorethecaverns.com/cave.html

Mexico (Nogales)
Tumacacori National Historical ParkMission Tumacacori
Photo by: Fred Hood
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Tumacácori National Historical Park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins in southern Arizona: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. The adobe structures are on three sites, with a visitor center at Tumacácori. Built in the 1600s, these missions are among more than twenty established in the Pimería Alta by Father Kino and other Jesuits, and later expanded upon by Franciscan missionaries.http://www.nps.gov/tuma

Mexico (Nogales)
TubacArt Gallery in Tubac
Photo by: Rick Machle
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Tubac was established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio (fort). Working artists' studios now surround the grounds which once served as the home for a Spanish military garrison. Tubac remembers its origins at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park located in the village's Old Town, and no visit to Tubac is complete without a stop at our State Park. http://www.tubacaz.com

Sonoita / Elgin San Rafael ValleySonoita Creek
Photo by: Peter Noebels
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The Sonoita / Elgin San Rafael Valley area's 4,970 foot elevation, high rolling grasslands, surrounded by spectacular mountains and canyons, provide some of Arizona's most beautiful weather and landscapes. Sonoita and Elgin's rich ranching history dates back to the 1800s when as many as 3,000 head of cattle a day were shipped from local ranches by rail to markets in the East. Filmmakers have chosen the charming old west atmosphere and beauty of the Sonoita area for several films including, "Oklahoma," "Red River," and more recently, "Tin Cup," "The Young Guns," "The Fantastiks," "Broken Lance," "Tom Horn" and television series such as, "The Young Riders" and "Gunsmoke."   Sonoita, Arizona's Wine Country, is home to several wineries that offer some of the best wines found outside of France. http://www.nogaleschamber.com/sonoita.htm

Mt. LemmonMount Lemmon Landscape
Photo by: David Jewell
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Mount Lemmon Ski Valley is a rare jewel in the Arizona desert. Jutting up 9,000 feet above sea level, this magnificent mountain peak stands amidst the pale backdrop of the sparse desert sand and cactus. As you drive up the winding road, you gain a sense of awe as you watch the desert slowly turn into brush, then into an array of windblown rock formations and finally into the midst of a deep forest of pine and fir.  Hiking, picnicking, and photography are popular pastimes and there is a ski lift at the top for rides in the summer or winter.

Sabino CanyonSabino Canyon
Photo by: James Randklev
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Experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on a Sabino Canyon tram ride. Sabino Canyon is a natural desert oasis located in Tucson’s Coronado National Forest and is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. http://www.sabinocanyon.com