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5444 Santa Claus Ave.

Sierra Vista, AZ 85650

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  Amerind Foundation

The foundation maintains a museum of Native American culture and North American history. The collection features items dating from the prehistoric to the present, including ritual masks, tribal costumes, weapons, toys and Western art.

 Ft Huachuca Museum

The historic post established in 1877 was home to the famed "B" Troop Cavalry and the Buffalo Soldiers. Today the Old Post section contains many of the fort's original buildings as well as a military museum and an old cemetery. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ramsey Canyon Preserve

Located on the eastern side of the Huachuca Mountains. The preserve is renowned both for its diverse plant and animal life and for its outstanding scenic beauty. This diversity-including such highlights as the occurrence of up to 14 species of hummingbirds-is the result of a unique interplay of geology, biogeography, topography and climate. The Preserve is popular with hikers and wildlife watchers from all corners of the globe. Ramsey Creek and the high canyon wall provide a moist, cool environment in this high desert area.

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

The site encompassing part of the upper San Pedro river protects and enhances the desert riparian ecosystem. It is inhabited by over 40 species of mammals, reptiles and over 100 species of resident breeding birds. In late summer throughout the winter some 200 species of migrant and wintering birds may be viewed in the area.

Coronado National Memorial

Located in the Huachuca Mountains, the memorial commemorates Francisco Coronado's journey through the southwest in 1540. The site is now a wildlife habitat and a day use recreation area.

Kartchner Caverns State Park

While exploring the cave, paleontologists uncovered an 86,000 year record of the local fauna community. The cavern is the home of the longest soda straw formation in the US and the tallest and most massive column in Arizona. Also in the cavern are the world's most extensive formation of moon milk , the first reported occurrence of turnip shields and "birds nest" needle quartz formations.

Arizona Folklore Preserve

Nestled beneath towering Cottonwood and Sycamore trees in the beauty of Ramsey Canyon, an unforgettable experience awaits you. Here Arizona's songs, legends, poetry and myths are preserved.

  Sierra Vista, AZ

Sierra Vista, Arizona! Located 70 miles southeast of Tucson, this thriving community of nearly 40,000 is the regional center of southeastern Arizona and the home of historic Fort Huachuca. Surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of majestic mountain ranges and the San Pedro River, Sierra Vista boasts a temperate year-round climate, abundant sunshine, and clean, fresh air. 

Bisbee, AZ

Bisbee, 90 miles southeast of Tucson, is the picturesque county seat of historic Cochise County. The community was founded in 1880 and named after Judge DeWitt Bisbee, a financial backer of the Copper Queen  Mine.  This Old West mining camp proved to be one of the richest mineral sites in the world, producing nearly three million ounces of gold and more than eight billion pounds of copper, not to mention the silver, lead and zinc that came from these rich Mule Mountains. By the early 1900s, the Bisbee community was the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco.

Tombstone, AZ

While visiting Tombstone, tourists will find themselves stepping back into the past as they witness re-enactments at the O.K. Corral or take a stroll along the boardwalks on Allen Street where they might want to unwind and relax in the Bird Cage Theater, Big Nose Kate's or The Crystal Palace, some of Tombstone's best known tourist attractions and saloons.  The surrounding mountains and communities in Cochise County offer visitors much insight into America's and Arizona's history.  Visitors to the area will find themselves captivated by the surrounding mountain ranges, such as the "boulder like" Dragoon Mountains.