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420 E. Hwy 70
Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: (928) 428-3200
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Fort Bowie represents the fierce battles fought between the Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. Military. The fort stands for the twenty year long fight and was core point of action during the battles. A tour of the Fort Bowie will give you an insight in to the hardships faced by soldiers and at each point there are signboards that have an elaborate description of the post. At the Fort Bowie National Historic Site, apart from getting to know about history, you can also undertake other activities like hiking, bird-watching and so forth. For details, check website.
The Coolidge Dam is built on the Gila river in Arizona. It was built between 1924 and 1928 and is a reinforced concrete structure. Herman Neuffer was the design and construction engineer. It has now become a tourist attraction with activities like nature trails, bicycle rides, fishing and boating. The route is scenic and less traveled, and non Apache tribe members would need a permit to enter.
In the middle of the Arizona desert along the Interstate 10, between Dragoon and Benson, lies a roadside attraction called The Thing. Composed of three sheds, the venue has a variety of unconventional exhibits, odd and strange like wood carvings of men and animals in various stances. The third shed houses the mysterious 'thing' that is a mummified body stored in a glass case. A good place to explore, one can also pick up some gifts and collectibles from the souvenir shop. It opens at 6:30a each day.
Located off Interstate 10 about an hour east of Tucson between Benson and Willcox in the beautiful Dragoon Mountains, The Amerind Foundation is one of the best places in the West to learn about American Indian archeology, arts and culture. It also serves as a research institute for the study of indigenous culture, with a large library and archive section. Interpretive Exhibits of archaeological finds display the entire range of Native art from Anasazi pottery to Navajo rugs. Credits cards are accepted at the museum store only. Picnic grounds are on site.
Oracle State Park was founded on the former Kannally Ranch. The ranchlands were bequeathed to the Defenders of Wildlife to create a nature reserve. The Kannally Ranch house located on the land is recorded in the National Register of Historic Places. This state park hosts various events and activities throughout the year.
About two hours north of Tucson in the Western town of Globe, there is one of the most fascinating places for learning about an ancient tribe that inhabited this part of the country more than 700 years ago. The Besh Ba Gowah (meaning "place of metal") site, home of the Salado people from about 1240 to 1400 A.D., is considered a prehistoric center of trade for farmers. There are interpretive trails, a museum showcasing artifacts and site models.
St. John's Episcopal Church is a historic church located in Globe, Arizona. The church was built in 1907 using Gothic architectural influences and the stone structure features details like gable roofs, stained glass windows and red wooden doors. The church complex was added to the list of National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Coronado National Forest is spread throughout the mountain ranges of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. It covers an area of about 1.78 million acres (720,340 hectares). The forest is divided into five ranger districts and has eight designated wilderness areas. The common recreational activities that can be done at the forest are hiking, horseback riding, camping, hunting, and fishing. The use of mechanized or motorized equipment, including bicycles, generators, and chain saws, is prohibited.