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Established in 1937, the Amerind foundation and Museum tells the story of America’s first peoples through a rotating series of exhibits and hands on events. Located in the incredible rock formations of the Texas Canyon about an hour from Dos Palmas, Amerind offers a unique......

There is only one way in the scenic Santa Cruz valley to experience breathtaking, soul enriching, world class arts performances – through the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts – with its unique events steeped in rich, diverse cultural heritage. Please take some time......

Bisbee, Arizona, is a picturesque town located on the slopes of the Mule Mountains about 70 miles east of Patagonia. Founded in 1880 as a result of the growth of the Copper Queen Mine, the town chose not to die when the mine closed in......

Located an hour north of Patagonia, the Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the world’s largest non-government funded aerospace museums. It features more than 300 aircraft exhibited on  80 acres. It is also home to the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame whose notable honorees......

Founded in 1985, Parker Canyon Lake is billed as Arizona’s year-round mountain playground. A scenic hour long drive from Patagonia, the lake offers great boat fishing for trout, bass and sunfish plus shoreline fishing for catfish . Kayaks and boats are available for rent. Located on......

Kartchner Caverns State Park is a  beautiful 45 minute drive from Dos Palmas . Discovered in 1974, guided tours allow you to explore the bowels of a living cave which includes Arizona’s tallest natural column formation. There is a reason the caverns were voted the......

The Paton Center for Hummingbirds is a place to explore and experience the special birds of southeast Arizona. It is dedicated to the celebration and conservation of hummingbirds—and all of southeast Arizona’s astounding biodiversity—through recreation, education, and sustainable living.213 bird species have been reported for......

Home to one of Arizona’s few permanently flowing streams, endangered fish, butterflies and birds, the elevation at the Patagonia Sonoita Creek Preserve is 4,000 feet. The best months for birding are March through September. Late April and May, and late August and September, offer the......

Tucked away in the rolling hills of southeastern Arizona is a hidden treasure, Patagonia Lake State Park. It was established in 1975 as a state park and is an ideal place to find whitetail deer roaming the hills and great blue herons walking the shoreline.......

The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park preserves the oldest Spanish settlement in AZ , established in 1752. The Presidio features a remarkable museum, an underground display of the centuries-old Presidio ruins, an extensive gift shop loaded with unique items, family picnic areas, and access to......

From homemade baked goods and fudge to local honey and wines, the Ovens of Patagonia is a great place to stop for a bite. In the summer, nothing beats one of their cool organic slushies. While there you can shop from a nice selection of......

Housed in Patagonia’s original elementary school that was built in 1914, the Patagonia Museum opened its doors in 2016. Staffed by an all volunteer team, it is dedicated to preserving and displaying the culture and history of eastern Santa Cruz county. Rotating exhibits illustrate the......

Elegant. Whimsical. Unique. All adjectives that describe the wares at Global Arts Gallery. Treasures from around the world, as well as those produced by local artists, make shopping in this beautiful clothing store and art gallery a one-of-a-kind experience. Go to Site...

The Gathering Grounds is THE place for breakfast and lunch in Patagonia. Words like “organic”,  “homemade” and “freshly baked” describe the fabulous food in this small town cafe. Locally owned and operated, you never know if the stranger at the next table is an award......

Since 2005, Creative Spirit Artists Gallery has represented local artists and authors in the Borderlands area of southern Arizona. In their ever changing selection, you’ll find all sorts of art from paintings and fiber art to sculpture and folk art. The addition of a nice......

The Wagon Wheel Saloon is one of the oldest bars & restaurants in town, originally opened for business in 1937. The food is good and as a local hangout, the atmosphere is authentic. It’s not unusual to see horses tethered at the hitching post in......

Big city food in a small town setting. The story behind The Cafe is a wonderful one of a local boy who returned home to open a restaurant….and what a success it has been. Check out the gourmet menu plus their event schedule which includes......

The Copper Brothel Brewery is a family owned and operated brew pub in Sonoita. Hand crafted draft beers and a full bar complement an interesting assortment of soups, salads, sandwiches and Mexican dishes. (Please tell them we told you their homemade chips are to die......

The Patagonia Creative Arts Association is a non-profit center that offers programming in all areas of the arts. Founded in 1999, Patagonia Creative Arts provides classes, workshops, and open studios for both children and adults. Its goals are to connect the community through hands-on activities......

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