Area Attractions

Nearby State Parks

Visit nearby Arizona State Parks.

Patagonia Lake State Park
Entrance to Natural Area located at this park.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
25 miles.

Kartchner Caverns State Park
53 miles.

Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park
61 miles.

Area Attractions

Sonoita Creek is a spectacularly scenic place filled with wildlife, interesting vegetation, history and opportunities to explore. Visitors come to Southeastern Arizona to enjoy a pleasant climate, hiking, astronomy, winemaking, and the brilliant light that artists love.  Much of the area is public land, either Federal or State, and is open year-round. It is easy to get away from it all (and away from assistance and supplies), so planning a trip to the area is recommended.

The following links are provided as a convenience only; they are not a recommendation of any product, service, or organization. Arizona State Parks maintains this list at its own discretion. Links will open in a new window and leave the Arizona State Parks website.

Coronado National Forest 
The Nogales District Station is located just off I-19 north of Nogales.  Exit the interstate at Rub Road, exit 12, and travel south on Old Tucson Road.  A large selection of maps and brochures are available in the front lobby. 303 Old Tucson Rd., Nogales, AZ 85621. Phone (520) 281-2296.

Southern Arizona Ghost Towns 
Driving back roads to ghost towns is a great way to see the views and learn about settlers in the 1800s.

Pimera Alta
A non-profit, member supported the museum in Nogales which is a gold mine for history enthusiasts. Expedition notes and maps, personal papers, ranch documents archeology records, newspapers and more than 5,000 photographs dating from the mid-1800s. 136 N. Grande Ave, Nogales, AZ. Phone (520) 287-4621. Open 1 to 4 p.m. daily and by appointment.

Nogales, Arizona, is a good place to enter Mexico for a few hours or an extended trip. Whether it's a great lunch and shopping or venturing further south. Be sure to understand U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Regulations to return to the U.S.

Related Links

Friends of Sonoita Creek 
A citizen support organization whose members raise money, and volunteer time and skills. The Friends of Sonoita Creek emphasize education programs for elementary students and outreach to local landowners along the riparian habitat.

Patagonia Business Association 
Learn more about the city and the area.

Green Valley Chamber of Commerce 
Learn more about the city and the area.

Nogales Chamber of Commerce 
Learn more about the city and the area.

Tubac Chamber of Commerce 
Learn more about the city and the area.

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