A visit to Willcox, Arizona is like a tour of the history of the people and places that epitomize the American Southwest. The town’s history museums pay tribute to Arizona’s native Apache peoples and famed singing cowboys. National monuments and wildlife areas are the perfect place to witness the iconic landscapes, plants, and animals from the miles of hiking trails and driving loops snaking through forested valleys and arid mountain ranges. The area’s climate also makes it a prosperous grape growing region, home to nationally and internationally-known wineries, tasting rooms and local festivals. Hours/availability may have changed.

1.Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument
© Courtesy of Zack Frank - Fotolia.com

The Chiricahua National Monument spans 11,985 acres of southeast Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains, an inactive volcanic range of uneven peaks rising over 9,000 feet from forest-covered valleys. Volcanic activity occurring over millions of years gave rise to the monument’s peculiar geological formations. An 8-mile paved roadway and 17 miles of hiking trails carve through the park for visitors to investigate the area’s caves, faults, and lava flows. The monument is also home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, whitetail deer and nearly 200 species of birds. The Visitor Center offers geology, archeology, cultural and natural history exhibits as well as a bookstore for visitors to explore. The park is open year-round and welcomes classroom field trips.

12856 E. Rhyolite Creek Road, Willcox, AZ 85643, Phone: 520-824-3560

Fun day trip ideas close to me, things to do this weekend, small towns, best weekend getaways: Ohio, From San Francisco, From NYC, Texas, Florida

2.Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Fort Bowie National Historic Site
© Courtesy of Zack Frank - Fotolia.com

Fort Bowie was the seat of U.S. military operations against the Chiricahua Apache people for decades, until the Chiricahua’s were banished to the American southeast in the surrender of Geronimo in 1886. Located at the crossroads of the Dos Cabezas and Chiricahua Mountains, the historical site preserves the written accounts and artifacts of the people involved in the conflict inside the Visitor Center. Visitors can also tour the ruins of the former U.S. Army base and explore Apache Pass, a historic travel route for the Chiricahua people. The area’s converging ecosystems offer unique opportunities for birding, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Groups can schedule ranger-led educational programs or guided hikes.

3500 South Apache Pass Road, Bowie, AZ 85605, Phone: 520-847-2500

You are reading "12 Best Things to Do in Willcox, Arizona" Back to Top

Things to do near me today, beaches with kids, romantic parks, unique places to visit in USA right now, hotels, tourist attractions: Sarasota, From Boston, OR, NC, From Houston, NJ, GA

3.Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum

Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum
© Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum

The Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum opened in 1989 to honor the famous singing cowboy and Willcox native son Rex Allen. The cowboy’s talents ranged from rodeo to radio, films, and television, making him a country western icon beginning in the late 1940s. The museum features memorabilia from Rex Allen’s career, with a gift shop offering a variety of music CD’s and DVD’s of the actors’ movies and television series, as well as souvenirs and gifts. An oversized bronze statue of Rex stands across the street from the museum, with his horse KoKo buried at the foot of the statue. The museum features other real-life Willcox residents who embodied the cowboy lifestyle and values in the Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame.

150 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox, AZ 85643, Phone: 520-384-4583

You are reading "12 Best Things to Do in Willcox, Arizona" Back to Top

Long weekend getaways with friends near you, weather, best small towns, what should I do in for couples, cheap, with friends, nearby beach, fun things to do near me today: Poconos, NY, TN, MI, OC, All Inclusive, Family weekend getaways, NJ, NC, VA, TX, OH

4.Things to Do in Willcox, Arizona: Chiricahua Regional Museum

Things to Do in Willcox, Arizona: Chiricahua Regional Museum
© Chiricahua Regional Museum

The Chiricahua Regional Museum serves to preserve the history of the ethnic groups and events that helped shape southeast Arizona. Maintained and operated by the nonprofit Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society, the museum holds a collection of artifacts, written documents and photographs that tell the story of development in the area from prehistoric times to today. The museum particularly focuses on the native Chiricahua Apache people and their interactions with early settlers, military conflict and the impacts of ranching, farming, railroads, and mining. The Chiricahua Regional Museum also holds special events throughout the year including educational children's events to raise awareness of the area’s rich cultural history.

127 E. Maley St., Willcox, AZ 85643, Phone: 520-384-3971

You are reading "Fun Things to Do in Willcox, Arizona this Weekend with Friends" Back to Top or More places to see near me today, what to do, weekend trips

Nearest romantic getaways today at night, places near me, local wedding venues, best small beach town, restaurants, outside, things to do with kids near me, staycation, beaches, resorts near me, how do I plan: Cincinnati, MD, OR Beaches, HI, Indoor Amusement Parks, Things to Do in Gatlinburg, WI, Orlando, Texas Beaches

5.Things to Do in Willcox, Arizona: Zarpara Vineyard

Things to Do in Willcox, Arizona: Zarpara Vineyard
© Courtesy of Thierry RYO - Fotolia.com

Grapes thrive in the sun and soil of the Willcox Bench, a region south of Willcox home to 15 wineries and renowned for producing award-winning Arizona wines. Owners Rhona MacMillan and Mark Jorve planted their first grapevines in the area in 2010, opening Zarpara Vineyard two years later. The winery and tasting room are a 15-mile drive from downtown Willcox, at the foot of the Dos Cabezas Mountains. Visitors can lounge on the patio overlooking the very grapes used to create Zarpara’s 12 red and white wines. Zarpara Vineyard also offers a wine club, with discounts on all wine purchases and two shipments of bottles each year straight to your door.

6777 S. Zarpara Ln. Willcox, AZ, Phone: 520-222-7114

You are reading "What to Do in Willcox, Arizona this Weekend" Back to Top or Restaurants near me, stuff to do near me

Where should I go this weekend for fun, adventurous places to visit near me today, famous for, kid friendly, hotels open near me, what can you do in for free, beaches, resorts near me, time zone, best restaurants near me, natural wonders: Alameda, Los Olivos, Pacifica, CA, TX, Los Gatos, TN, Toronto, Greensboro

6.Willcox Playa Wildlife Area, Willcox, Arizona

Willcox Playa Wildlife Area, Willcox, Arizona
© Courtesy of schankz - Fotolia.com

The Willcox Playa Wildlife Area is the focal point of the 35-mile Sulphur Springs Valley Loop. The numerous viewing spots over the Willcox Playa make it an ideal site for bird watching, with migratory species flocking to the area between October and March. When it fills with water, the 28,000-acre basin becomes a habitat for thousands of migratory waterfowl and cranes. The sight of thousands of sandhill cranes taking off from the playa in the early morning draws visitors from all over the world. During the winter, the area is home to between 12 and 15 species of birds of prey, including red-tailed hawks, great horned owls, and bald eagles. Summer wildlife viewing includes turkey vultures, greater roadrunners and Swainson’s hawks, as well as mammals such as javelina, coyotes, bobcats, and mule deer.

555 N. Greasewood Road A, Tucson, AZ 85745, Phone: 520-628-5376

You are reading "Top Romantic Tourist Attractions in Willcox, Arizona" Back to Top or More must do for couples, what to do near me, places to visit this weekend

Where can I go for top-rated things to see near me, fun things to do today, hotels near me, with toddler, social distancing, places near me, list of, stuff to do near me, rentals, beach and last minute resort ideas for couples, places to hike near me: Getaways from DC, OK resorts, From Seattle, SD resorts, Bahamas, Casinos near NYC, Lava Tubes Flagstaff, Pueblo, November

7.Muleshoe Ranch, Willcox, AZ

Muleshoe Ranch, Willcox, AZ
© Courtesy of romans14 - Fotolia.com

The Nature Conservancy and other local agencies work to protect the Muleshoe Ranch Cooperative Management Area, 49,120 acres of natural landscapes and wildlife. Members of the conservancy can rent one of five casitas for a minimum three day stay on the property. Originally constructed in the late 1800s, the renovated buildings combine historic charm and luxury with antique furnishings, private bathroom, kitchen, and exclusive access to nearby natural spring hot tubs. Guests can take in the scenic views from The McMurray Commons multi-use room and deck for bird watching or stargazing. Beyond the casitas lie over 22 miles of hiking trails and canyons to explore.

6502 N. Muleshoe Ranch Road. Willcox, AZ 85643, Phone: 800-628-6860

You are reading "What is There to Do with Kids in Willcox, Arizona" Back to Top or More tourism, attractions for couples, food, things to see near me today

Top things to see near me, beaches, cruises, parks near me, underrated tourist attractions downtown, travel blog, attractions, places near me right now, things to do near me, vacations, resorts near me, family weekend breaks, mountains, open now, tonight, breakfast near me, affordable rental, kids activities near me, campgrounds near me: State Parks, Honeymoon, CA Day Trips, Baltimore Day Trips, Portland Beaches, October, VA Day Trips, November, ND, Waterfalls Near Charlotte, NJ, OR, Breckenridge, Midwest Camping

8.Coronado Vineyards, Willcox, AZ

Coronado Vineyards, Willcox, AZ
© Courtesy of Karen Albers - Fotolia.com

Coronado Vineyards has been crafting wines in southeast Arizona since 2005. Planted on a former golf course, the El Pinito Vineyard yields grapes for a variety of red, white, dessert and sparkling wines. Guests can take home bottles from the gift shop or sample a glass of Coronado Vineyard’s over a dozen wines in the tasting room, along with selections from the tapas menu including chips and dips, gourmet meat and cheese trays, flatbread pizza and a daily dessert special. Coronado Vineyards earned several awards for its wines at state competitions from 2008 to 2013. Visitors to Willcox can also find Coronado Vineyards represented at local wine festivals beginning in May and lasting through October.

2909 E. Country Club Dr., Phone: 520-384-2993, Willcox, AZ 85643

Where can you get away, beaches near me, luxury tourism, resorts & family weekend hotels to visit around me with kids, outdoor activities, things to do near me, weekend getaways, dinner near me, entertainment, places to go, hiking trails near me: WI resorts, Hudson Valley, Beaches Near Milwaukee, VA Day Trips, Tuscaloosa, NY, Pawley's Island, MO, From Albuquerque, Waterfall Hikes, NJ, OR, Orchards, Southern USA, Wonders, For Couples

9.Apple Annie's Orchard

Apple Annie's Orchard
© Courtesy of jStock - Fotolia.com

Apple Annie’s Orchard is a family farming operation with eateries, gift shops and pick-your-own orchards spread across three locations in Willcox. Visitors can pick their own apples, pears, and peaches from the orchard, as well as corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, and other vegetables from over 125 acres of produce fields. Already-picked fruit and vegetables are available for purchase at the Country Store Gift Shop and Market, along with canned goods, gifts, and home decor. For a weekday lunch the Bakery & Fudge Counter offers hot and cold sandwiches and wraps, with and daily soup specials and homemade pies, bread, and fudge. On weekends The Orchard Grill serves an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, followed by burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and desserts for lunch.

2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, AZ 85643, Phone: 520-384-2084

"Best Things to Do in Willcox, Arizona for Locals & Tourists - Restaurants, Hotels" Back to Top or Beautiful places near me, what to do, restaurants for breakfast, travel guide, nearest beach

What to do near my location downtown at night in fall, winter, spring, spa near me, summer, places to go, wedding venues near me, beach, wedding venues, open parks, hotels near me, burger, nature park, nice restaurants near me: For Couples, Chandler, Ventura, NH, Venice Beach, GA day trips, Hudson, Juneau, Bellevue, Rochester, Berkshires, Glamping, OH Day Trips, Riverside, Mobile Beaches, Cheap, FL day trips, SC, WA

10.Heart of Rocks, Willcox, Arizona

Heart of Rocks, Willcox, Arizona
© Courtesy of Alexander - Fotolia.com

Whether you call them hoodoos, pinnacles or standing-up rocks as the Apache Indians once did, the rock formations at Chiricahua National Monument are most impressive seen from the Heart of Rocks Loop. The hike to the Loop begins with the Lower Rhyolite Canyon trail out from the Visitor Center, a dirt path laid out in 1934 with views of Bonita Creek. The path intersects the Sarah Deming Trail, carved into the narrow Sarah Deming Canyon, leading past springs trickling down hill and across the main creek. The trail finally leads up to the Heart of Rocks Loop, with views of monuments so impressive that some have their own names like Punch and Judy and Big Balanced Rock. The loop is also a great spot for wildlife viewing, with black bears, cougars, coatimundis and skunks all rambling through the area.

12856 E. Rhyolite Creek Road, Willcox, AZ 85643, Phone: 520-824-3560

"New cool stuff to do in Willcox, Arizona" Back to Top or Romantic Getaways, Wedding Ideas close to me this weekend, honeymoon, anniversary Ideas, fun places near me

Cool places to go near me in spring, couple, activity, what is, time, fine dining near me, fancy restaurant, activities near me, beach hotels, fishing, parks near me, campground, RV resorts, winery, what's near me, bay, attractions near me, list of, orchards, national parks: Honeymoon, Black Sand Beaches, Memorial Day, Laguna Beach, NY BeachesSecluded, Texas Caves, Raleigh, Columbia, Romantic GACharlottesville, Bend, Tallahassee, Cape May, TX resortsMindfulness Kennebunkport, TX day trips

11.Aridus Wines Tasting Room

Aridus Wines Tasting Room
© Courtesy of andrii kobryn - Fotolia.com

The founders of Aridus Wines name their 40-acre estate vineyard after the Latin word “arid,” a tribute to the high desert conditions that make southeast Arizona a premier grape growing region. The winery is one of the largest in the state, occupying 28,000 square feet of industry leading wine making equipment in a refurbished apple warehouse. The winery’s sustainable design and rustic yet sophisticated atmosphere earned a Design Excellence award from the International Interior Design Association’s Southwest Chapter in 2014. Aridus wines themselves have also proven award-winning, with an array of red, white, rosé, semi-sweet, sparkling and vegan-friendly wines available.

145 N. Railview Ave., Willcox, AZ 85643, Phone: 520-766-9463

Free things to do near me known for tourists & historical must see attractions for adults in April, May, June, July, August 2020, January, February, March, restaurants that deliver, take-out, drive-thru, swimming, last minute day trips, coast, lake, reservoir, kayaking near me, glamping, diner, kitchen, suite, public parks, outdoor activities near me, places to get married: Miami Outlet Malls, Santa Fe, Naples Restaurants, Myrtle Beach Seafood, Norwalk, Stillwater, PA waterparks, Green Bay, Clearwater Restaurants, El Paso, Nassau, Houston Beaches

12.Willcox Historic Theater

Willcox Historic Theater
© Courtesy of eugenesergeev - Fotolia.com

The Willcox Theater has a more than 100-year history providing entertainment for Willcox and the surrounding communities. Built in 1936, the Theater’s current facility features Southwest Art Deco architecture and style and was remodeled in 1990 to create a new entrance and add a larger marquee. Despite its historic feel the Theater includes all the capabilities of a modern theater, with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound systems to show new releases for matinee and evening screenings. The Willcox Historic Theater also encompasses the adjacent building, built in 1914 and purchased in 2016, used for film showings, dinner theater, art exhibits and other community activities.

134 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox, AZ 85644, Phone: 520-766-3333

Top sights, 4 day road trip map, weather, 24 hour restaurants, 48 hours in, cheapest good restaurants for families with dogs, beaches near me, directions, events, spa resorts, elevation, summer, nice pools, healthy, romantic restaurants, forest, buffet, city, tree, dinner, rentals, tent, flight, upscale, under water, pools: Albuquerque Restaurants, Alexandria Restaurants, Burlington Restaurants, Castles in Arizona, Arizona Resorts with Waterparks

13.Apache Station Wildlife Viewing Area

Apache Station Wildlife Viewing Area
© Courtesy of Brenda Carson - Fotolia.com

The Apache Station Wildlife Area hosts hundreds of visitors each year to witness sandhill cranes and thousands of other migratory birds wintering in the region. Located next to Apache Generating Station near Cochise, the wildlife area sees mammals like bobcat, javelina and deer as well as birds of prey such as the Northern harrier, ferruginous and red-tailed hawks, and bald and golden eagles. Snow geese, mallards and Northern shovelers can also be seen in the winter months. The land is owned and managed by the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, which also sponsors the annual Wings Over Willcox sandhill crane celebration, with tours and workshops open to the public each January.

3525 Highway 191, Cochise, AZ 85606, Phone: 520-586-3631

Weekend getaways, top 10 things to do, places to visit near me, East, West, North, South, cheap family vacation activities for birthday, hot tub, whirlpool, public transport by train, local bus, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, relaxing parks, coffee near me: Carlsbad restaurants, Things to Do in West Virginia, Ocean Shores, Long Beach

12 Best Things to Do in Willcox, Arizona

You are reading "12 Best Things to Do in Willcox, Arizona " Back to Top