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“History lesson at Tubac, Arizona!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
+1 520-398-2252
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Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Tubac
Activities: Shopping, Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Come to Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and experience a full sweep of Southwest history! We showcase every culture (Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Pioneer American, and Arizonian) with award-winning artifacts and displays to bring 2,000 years of history to life. See Arizona's first printing press, our original 1885 school house, and much more. Tubac was recently named one of 14 must-see destinations in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. Come and see why!
Oakland, California
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“History lesson at Tubac, Arizona!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Great self guided tour at the Presidio State Historic Park in Tubac, a town in southern Arizona that was established in 1752. We had to breeze through it in an hour, but you might want to allow more time to fully see all the exhibits. Tubac has a fascinating history and the Historic park is a great place to tour. The old school house it particularly interesting to explore. You'll get an interesting perspective on life in Tubac 100 years ago.

Visited September 2013
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Lakeland Florida
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“Well layed out historic park.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The lady inside was a fount of information, very friendly and easy to talk with. Nice gifts, and nice map to look at as you went through. The school was fun to look through and the underground fort and museum was fun as well. Both the houses and the art museum were a tad bit creepy, though I don't know why. It's well lit in there. Tiny bit weirded out, we continued to enjoy the grounds. Lots of photo ops. Fun if it's not too hot.

Visited July 2013
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Carefree, Arizona
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“Important chapter of Arizona History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

You must visit this wonderfully preserved chapter of Arizona history. This site used to be run by the state, now it is run by local volunteers and they are doing a great job of preservation and information. Don't miss it if you are in the Tucson or Tubac area

Visited May 2013
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Castroville, California
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“Southern Arizona history comes to life at Tubac”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Tubac Presidio is a surprisingly well kept historical site, with very welcoming staff and docents, and lots of interesting things to learn about Arizona's past. Take the time to stop in. Along with a visit to other historical sites nearby, you'll find that there is much more to Arizona than the Grand Canyon, Sedona and Scottsdale!

Visited March 2013
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Ash Fork
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“Great day trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

A great afternoon trip. I spent a couple of hours walking around as I was limited on time. I enjoy taking pictures of architecture and found lots of great photo opportunities.

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