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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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Missions and History

If you are like me and love to find old Missions and architecture from our Country's origins, then this is a must see. It is not overwhelming with tourist traps. You can pretty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Amy P
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Kansas, United States
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Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are like me and love to find old Missions and architecture from our Country's origins, then this is a must see. It is not overwhelming with tourist traps. You can pretty much walk the grounds on your own. I do think that they provide guided tours, however. Because I didn't pay for a guided tour, I felt it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited in September and stayed about an hour, walking round ruins in the small site and looking at some of the information displays inside. I was the only person there except for staff, it seems it's a little off the beaten path for some people. I found it to be a very well kept, peaceful location. The buildings were... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located near Nogales, Arizona, Tumacácori Mission, founded by Jesuit missionaries in 1691 and constructed in 1757, was Arizona’s first Spanish mission. The adobe church ruins are part of an archaeological recovery at the Tumacácori National Historic Park. The original mission included a small church and compound, and in 1799, a more elaborate church with a painted interior was built by... More 

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Williams, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a well preserved mission site with a good history museum. After touring, it's hard not to have a greater appreciation for the deep dedication and commitment the early monks must have had in order to settle this area as well as fulfill their commitments to the church and Spain. Be sure to walk through the gardens. They are... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Little known, this church and mission are located a few miles south of Tubac along Hwy 19 south of Tucson. This mission has a history going back over 300 years and is the largest of its kind. The museum offers an intimate look into the history of the area and of the people who inhabited it.

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Tumacacori Mission is an interesting window into the history of this area. It is also a fun and relaxing place to visit. I could sit in the little patio with its burbling fountain for hours. The mission itself is surrounded by open fields with birds and lizards. If you have children they will love being able to wander between structures... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Don't pass this Hidden Gem. Just off the interstate with easy off/on. This is a very well done restored Mission. Run by the National Park Service and very well maintained. We have a Senior pass so we did not have to pay. There is a very nice museum which you see first then you can tour the grounds and go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Tumacacori is a must visit if you are in Southern Arizona. It is about 49 miles south of Tucson. The National Park Service has done a terrific job managing the site, as well as offering educational experiences for visitors. The mission was a resting place for early settlers and for those traveling to the gold fields in California. HMT Powell,... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Interesting place, good feeling as you walk around the grounds and into the large ancient church. A small gift shop and nice bathrooms on the property too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

the movies along with the museum are wonderful to take out of town guests. at xmas they do the 5000 candles at nite with hot chocolate. dont miss - nice memories great gift store too.

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