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Great place to experience a small taste of Native American culture

Great place to experience the local Native American culture. There is a "shopping mall". Be sure to try the fry bread from the vendors in the middle - a local favorite (my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great place to experience the local Native American culture. There is a "shopping mall". Be sure to try the fry bread from the vendors in the middle - a local favorite (my favorite fry bread choice is the "Indian Taco"). You may wish to bring extra cholesterol meds if you try it *wink*. The actual mission is absolutely beautiful. A... More 

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Mount Pleasant, North Carolina
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

i came here to visit this place while my husband worked,went to check out the san xavier mission, OMG it is wonderful, if you have never been here and your in tucson or even in arizona, then GO it is awesome the people here are so wonderful and nice, and they make the most beautiful things. we heard some wonderful... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Most of the reviews listed here are for the mission and belong under "Mission San Xavier." There are more than 1,200 reviews under that wording and would be quite helpful for those who want more feedback on the mission and what it is like to visit that piece of local history. San Xavier Plaza is a small walled-in shopping area... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visiting from Canada. What a wonderful tour this was. Lot of history here. Many of our tour group purchased Popovers from a native lady. Delicious.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Worth driving to see the mission in its original condition, a working persons church, a few vendors selling food and native arts and crafts, no pressure to buy, friendly, just trying to make a living.

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Cortland, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Absolutely astounding! Beautiful with the most beautiful architecture. One must see this pristine white Mission against the blue sky and desert landscape to appreciate this amazing structure. The inside is just as amazing as the outside. The cool serenest of the interior is remarkable. This is truly a place of God. This is definitely a must if you are in... More 

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Glendale, Az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

First off, please be respectful. This is still a functioning church, not just a tourist attraction. The history and architecture will impress even the most jaded traveler. Even with the outstanding restoration of the original artwork there is still a strong feeling of antiquity.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was really lovely to see out in the edge of Tucson, impressive nice architecture, beautiful artwork on the insides of the church & chapel, some lovely quiet spots to sit and muse. All of the outside areas were very nicely decorated with unusual gardens & fenced in areas that call to meditation. A very nice walk about. Definately a... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Joe has been out there for many years. His handcrafted jewelry is unique and precious as well. We were very happy to see him again at his place.

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Benson, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I went with some friends to this Mission. The church building is very beautiful inside and out. We were there in March so the weather was pleasant. There are several gift shops on the property that have many hand made items for sale. I believe that most if not all of the hand made items are made by native Americans.... More 

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