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Located approximately 45 miles south of Tucson. I-19 to exits 40 and 34. Tubac was once the site of a Spanish presidio built to protect nearby missions and settlements. Take a tour of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Modern Tubac is known as an artists’ community with more than 80 shops, galleries, and restaurants. The town sponsors a multi-day art festival in February and Luminaria night in December.


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Located 73 miles southwest of Tucson, Tombstone is known as “the town too tough to die.” Now a National Historic Site, its attractions include the Bird Cage Theater, Boothill Graveyard, Camillus Fly Studio, OK Corral, and Rose Tree Museum. Tombstone Courthouse Museum exhibits recall the turbulent 1880’s period of Arizona history. Admission fees to attractions.v

Tumacacori National Historical Park


Located 48 miles south of Tucson. I-19 to exit 29 near Tubac. The park preserves three 18th century Spanish mission ruins: Tumacacori, Guevavi, and Calabaza missions, which were established by Father Eusebio Kino. At Tumacacori, visitors find the adobe church, museum, mission garden, and other adobe ruins. Living History Tours are available by appointment. “La Fiesta de Tumacacori”, a free multicultural celebration, takes place the first weekend of December. Admission fee.

St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery


Located 8 miles South of Florence along Highway 79, turn East at mile marker 124 and go to the end of Paisano Drive. In July 1995, five fathers came to this location from the Holy Monastery of Philotheou, Mount Athos, Greece, and began working to build St. Anthony’s Monastery. There are beautiful chapels and gardens to tour. Review the website information. Call to ensure access on the day you want to attend. There is a specific dress code in keeping with the religious nature of the site. All visitors are asked to stop at the bookstore upon arrival. No fee.

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.