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“Way cool historical site”

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Tubac
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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!
Phoenix
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Way cool historical site”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Friendly people who know care about your having a good experience. The school house is wonderful, feel like you are back in time. Museum and paintings are very well done.

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English first
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305 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Earliest seat of government & well done museum”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Whether it is a special event or not, the Presidio is a great look into the history of government in southern Arizona. The museum is good and the old school house often has activities. Well worth an hour or two in the artist town of Tubac.

Visited February 2012
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Midcoast Maine
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting Historical Site”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Indoor and outdoor walk around a historical site. Learned about the Presidio from a great tour guide a Tumacacori. OK self guided tour.

Visited April 2012
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Green Valley, Arizona
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138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Interesting Southern AZ History”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

A very good presentation of southern AZ history at a reasonable price. There is some outdoor walking involved around the area.

Visited March 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Historic park part of historic artist colony”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Tour of Presidio is interesting and central to early Spanish influence in AZ. Near the Presidio is the Anza trail, which is a pleasant walking trail that once stretched from Nogales, AZ to San Francisco, CA, in Spanish colonial times. And, of course, don't miss the historic town of Tubac which is now home to many excellent artists and artisans. Enjoy!

Visited March 2012
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