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Tumacacori National Historical Park

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Address: 1891 East Frontage Road, Tumacacori, AZ 85640
Phone Number: 520-377-5060
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A great historical site, not over restored so you can feel the age but enough to imagine the past. A couple o f nice artist's impressions in the chapel help you imagine the true... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

A great historical site, not over restored so you can feel the age but enough to imagine the past. A couple o f nice artist's impressions in the chapel help you imagine the true splendour that existed in the 17C & 18C. Just before you leave, make sure you don't miss the exhibition of artifacts, models and notes that fill... More 

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Creel, Mexico
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A rare piece of Spanish Colonial in Southern Arizona. !6th century mission which was part of Padre Kino's legacy and an important place to the local tribes at the time. A lot of history happened at this place and the grounds are expansive and very peaceful. In December they do the Festival of Lights, which is spectacular! Well worth a... More 

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Tucson Arizona
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65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We do have a special bond with this Mission, as our oldest daughter was married here over 14 years ago. The ceremony in this old church was so special, that all our relatives (from the East Coast and Canada) are still talking about it. The setting is so beautiful. We try to come down here at least twice a year... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We missed the guided tour of the site, but were able to find our way around on our own just fine. I would recommend purchasing a $1 guidebook, available in the gift shop. The site is not very large and can easily be covered in an hour, depending on how long you want to spend examining the details of the... More 

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Indiana, PA
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27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

This site was absolutely worth the $3 admission fee and we enjoyed visiting the grounds, with all of the history - especially the mission church itself. The visitor experience could use a bit of updating. For example, the short film was very, very dated and left out a ton about the history of the mission.

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tucson
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This old Spanish Mission is no longer an active church but is now a national historic park. As national parks go it is pretty small, but it is worth a visit. The buildings are left in their natural deteriorating state, which can make for some artful photographs. Due to the low number of visitors it is easy to get all... More 

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Troy, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The mission is partially restored. Combining the tour of the grounds with the museum-like displays inside, the park offers an interesting window into the past. Recommended.

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miami, florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I love this place and have so many beautiful images from the countless times I have shot and this incredible place. It is visually stunning and takes you back to a different time. The walls are steeped in history. It is a great place to stop heading or returning to Mexico in Arizona. There are so many gems in Arizona... More 

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Dewey, Arizona
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252 reviews 252 reviews
108 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were staying at Santa Rita Lodge for take pictures of Hummingbirds when we noticed the Tumacacori Mission a little ways away. This mission has great photo opportunities. It is either $3 or $5 each to go in unless you have your National Park pass which lets you in along with 3 others. There is a lot of history here,... More 

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PHOENIX
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We decided to go to Tumacacori as an after thought, after we visited the Mission San Xavier Del Bac. I am very glad we did, the mission was very interesting and had many photo opportunities. We did the self guided tour, which had a lot of information in the little book on how the area was in days gone by.... More 

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