12 Historical Sites to Visit in Tucson, Arizona

12 Historical Sites to Visit in Tucson, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (B)

When people think of desert cities, they rarely think of rich culture and historical attractions. Thanks to the Missionaries, the Natives and the cowboys, Tucson is a place chocked full of historical sites, landmarks and homes. Be sure to experience some of the best of Tucson's past. 

Known as the region's premiere film location, this old Wild West town features plenty of shops, stunt shows and traditional southwest barbecue. More than 400 film and commercial production have been made here. 

For another old district, visit Old Town Artisans. Located in the El Presidio Historic District, these 150-year old adobe style buildings feature six local and fine art studios and galleries. There is also a Spanish-style courtyard filled with plenty of regional plants and trees where visitors enjoy lunch and a coffee.

A must visit while in Tucson, this national historic landmark is considered the finest example of Mexican Baroque architecture in the United States. Founded in 1692, this Mission is part of a series of missions founded by the Jesuit missionary, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, who traveled throughout the southwest and parts of Mexico to spread Catholicism. Before the establishment of the Mission, the Tohono O'odham people lived, and still live nearby today. This active parish is an architectural wonder inside and out. Located across the parking lot is a climbable hill topped with a large cross. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
How it works: The full article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the sights featured in this article. The app's navigation functions guide you from one sight to the next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Sights Featured in This Article

Guide Name: 12 Historical Sites to Visit in Tucson, Arizona
Guide Location: USA » Tucson
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/-historical-sites-to-visit-in-tucson-arizona
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • San Xavier del Bac
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • St. Augustine Cathedral
  • St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church
  • El Tiradito
  • Canyon Ranch
  • Old Town Artisans
  • Tucson Museum of Art
  • San Pedro Chapel
  • Sosa-Carillo-Fremont House Museum