Other Area Attractions
Discover Cochise County -- Here are a few of our many attractions:
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Arizona Folklore Preserve featuring Dolan Ellis, the Official Arizona Balladeer. Arizona's cowboy poets, balladeers and artist perform live in the Arizona Folklore Preserve Theater. Located just a short stroll from the Ramsey Canyon Inn. Reservations are required, call (520) 378-6156
Chiricahua National Monument was once the home of Cochise and Geronimo. It is a fantasyland of extraordinary rock sculptures carved by nature over the centuries. Many plants, animals, and birds are at home in the cool, moist forest of the majestic Chiricahua Mountains.
Coronado National Memorial. This Memorial commemorates the first European Exploration of the Southwest. Located on the U.S.-Mexico border, there is an informative visitor center highlighting the Spanish exploration in the 1500's and exhibits of the flora and fauna of the region. A scenic road to Montezuma Pass offers a breathtaking view into Old Mexico to the south, the San Pedro Valley to the east, and the San Rafael Valley to the west. Along the memorial's trails, there are wonderful varieties of plants, animals, and birds. A well maintained picnic area is available to visitors.
Fort Huachuca In 1877 two companies of the United States Calvary established a camp at the mouth of Huachuca Canyon in order to protect the settlers in the area. In 1882 the camp became a permanent station and was designated a "Fort". In 1913 the all black 10th Calvary "Buffalo Soldiers" served in an expedition against Pancho Villa and helped guard the U. S. - Mexico border until 1931. In 1954 Th army discovered this area is ideal for the testing of electronic and communications equipment. Today the fort is headquarters for the U. S. Army Intelligence and Communications. A visit to the Fort Huachuca Museum will evoke a feeling for the past. The Fort Huachuca Army Intelligence Museum traces the history of intelligence within the U. S. Army.
Kartchner Caverns State Park. Guided underground tours daily. There is a Discovery Center for learning about the many aspects of the cave, including geology, bat population and paleontology. Interactive exhibits explain the discovery of the cave and how formations developed. Reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations can be made by calling (520) 586-2283.
Pueblo del Sol Country Club and Golf Course. Rated 3 1/2 stars by the Golf Digest. This beautiful semi-private golf course features bentgrass fairways, greens, and some of the best putting surfaces you ever will find. Open year-round.
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Wildlife abounds in the San Pedro riparian area because of the abundant food, water, and cover within the riparian zone. The San Pedro supports over 335 species of birds, 82 species of mammals, and at least 47 species of amphibians and reptiles. Over 100 species of resident breeding birds and another 200+ species of migrant and wintering birds occur in this area, representing roughly half the number of known species in North America. Notable birds include over 36 species of raptors, including the rare gray hawk, the Mississippi kite, the crested caracara, the extremely rare green kingfisher, the northern beardless tyrannulet, and the yellow-billed cuckoo.
The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve. One of the most popular nature-viewing areas in southern Arizona, it is renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life. The 300 acre preserve is home to more than 20 species of rare an endangered plants and animals.
Tombstone. "The town too tough to die" whisks one back in time to the 1880's with its O.K. Corral, the Birdcage Theatre, the Crystal Palace, Boothill Cemetery, and the original Cochise County Court House, now on the National Historical Register.
Bisbee. Nestled in the Mule Mountains, Bisbee is a charming, "turn of the century" mining town with its quaint homes built on the steep hillsides. It offers a self-guided walking tour that includes the historic Copper Queen Hotel, the Mining Museum, and famous Brewery Gulch-and don't miss the Lavender Pit and the Copper Queen mine tour.