Mission San Xavier del Bac

Located nine miles southof Tucson. I-19 to exit 92, on San Xavier Road in the midst of the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation. Called The White Dove of the Desert, the structure is an impressive example of Spanish mission architecture. This northernmost mission of Father Eusebio Kino was established in 1629. Now maintained by the Franciscans, San Xavier is an active Tohono O'odham church and school. Taped 15 minute lectures are given every hour. Museum and gift shop. No admission fee. Donations requested.