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Double R Ranch
Double R Ranch
Owner description: How do you summarize Double R Guest Ranch...we offer some of the best and most scenic horseback riding in Arizona. Our well trained horses will carry you over the same trails that... more Owner description: How do you summarize Double R Guest Ranch...we offer some of the best and most scenic horseback riding in Arizona. Our well trained horses will carry you over the same trails that famous Apache Indian Chiefs Geronimo and Cochise once rode. Double R Ranch offers exceptional horseback riding in the mountainous rugged Arizona terrain surrounding the ranch. Whether you’re an experienced rider or it’s your first time in the saddle, we’ll make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for! Beginners can enjoy a leisurely ride on the gentle trails surrounding the Ranch–and riders with more experience will have opportunities for different guided rides in the surrounding mountains. Many of our mountain trails will challenge even the most advanced riders. We have trail rides for beginners, intermediate and more advanced riders. If you are someone who seeks the adrenaline rush of a faster paced ride and don't want to ride "nose to tail", we offer fast rides where you will be loping (canter) and galloping, that will be sure to satisfy that urge. As one guest recently put it..."As children we dreamed it, as adults we lived it" at Double R Guest Ranch. Where the West once was and still is. less
Attraction type: Rides & Activities; Ranches; Horseback Riding Tours; Day Trips
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Kartchner Caverns State Park
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Owner description: In November 1974, Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts were exploring the limestone hills at the eastern base of the Whetstone Mountains. They were looking “for a cave no one had ever... more Owner description: In November 1974, Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts were exploring the limestone hills at the eastern base of the Whetstone Mountains. They were looking “for a cave no one had ever found” and found it. The two kept the cave a secret until February 1978 when they told the property owners, James and Lois Kartchner, about their awesome discovery. Since unprotected caves can be seriously damaged by unregulated use, they knew the cave had to be protected. Tenen and Tufts spent several years looking into the possibility of developing the cave themselves. Some members of the Kartchner family lived in Tucson and were very impressed with the development and operation of Catalina State Park by Arizona State Parks. They decided to approach State Parks to see if the agency was interested in acquiring this outstanding resource less
Attraction type: Caverns & Caves; State Parks
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Gammons Gulch
Gammons Gulch
Owner description: Old West Movie Set and Museum. Guided Tours, Walking Self Guided Tours, Movies, Events, Video and Photo Shoots. Please see our website for complete information. We are a "Mom and... more Owner description: Old West Movie Set and Museum. Guided Tours, Walking Self Guided Tours, Movies, Events, Video and Photo Shoots. Please see our website for complete information. We are a "Mom and Pop" operation that is open for tours on SATURDAYS only beginning October 6, 2018. Tours by RESERVATION ONLY between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Gammons Gulch is 12 miles from Benson down a scenic paved road. We are looking forward to seeing you! less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Benson Visitor Center
Benson Visitor Center
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Butterfield RV Resort Observatory
Butterfield RV Resort Observatory
Attraction type: Observatories & Planetariums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Mi Casa Restaurant
Mi Casa Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Benson
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wild Dogs
Wild Dogs
Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Benson
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Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Horseshoe Cafe
Horseshoe Cafe
Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Benson
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Cafe
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Old Benson Ice Cream Stop
Old Benson Ice Cream Stop
Ranked #4 of 40 Restaurants in Benson
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Magaly's Mexican Restaurant
Magaly's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 40 Restaurants in Benson
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Valley Vista RV Resort
Valley Vista RV Resort
$25 - $75
San Pedro Territory Mobile Home & RV Resort
San Pedro Territory Mobile Home & RV Resort
$22 - $30

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Quality Inn
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn
$57 - $96
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Benson
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