Nearby Attractions - Circle Z Ranch
Southern Arizona Attractions
Vineyards, Cavern Tours, Historic Towns
A 5 minute Drive from the ranch is the quaint town of Patagonia, Arizona. Here you will find many wonderful shops, 2 historic western bars, cafes, an opera house and a performing arts center.
A 45 minute drive from the ranch, or 45 minutes from the Tucson Airport
Experience a stunning limestone cave in Southeastern Arizona that boasts world-class features. This “live” cave, discovered in 1974, is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations. Water percolates from the surface and calcite formations continue to grow, including stalactites dripping down like icicles and giant stalagmites reaching up from the ground. Tour guides will unveil this fascinating underground landscape during a memorable 1½ hour tour.
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
A 1 ½ hour drive from the ranch, or ½ hour from the Tucson Airport
Founded in 1952, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is widely recognized throughout the world as a model institution for innovative presentation and interpretation of native plants and animals featured together in ecological exhibits. The Museum is regularly listed as one of the top ten zoological parks in the world because of its unique approach in interpreting the complete natural history of a single region (in our case this is the Sonoran Desert and adjacent ecosystems). This represents a significant achievement, as the Museum’s collections and size are smaller than many of its counterparts. Not a “museum” in the usual sense, it is an unparalleled composite of plant, animal, and geologic collections with the goal of making the Sonoran Desert accessible, understandable, and treasured.
A 1 hour drive from the ranch, or 1 hour and 10 minutes from the Tucson Airport
Tombstone and the surrounding areas have a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions. The town is located near other historic sites of interest, including Bisbee and the San Pedro Riparian areas. East Allen Street is the center of Tombstone’s tourist attractions, featuring three blocks of shaded boardwalks lined with gift shops, saloons, and eateries. Allen Street’s historic district is closed to motor traffic from 3rd Street, the location of the city park and the OK Corral, to 6th Street, where the Bird Cage Theatre is located. Additional sites of interest can be found throughout the city, even out on Highway 80, where Boot Hill Cemetery is found. The historic courthouse is now a museum of the old west and silver mining days.
A 1 hour and 20 minute drive from the ranch, or 1 ½ hour drive from the Tucson Airport
Welcome to Bisbee. Stroll its sidewalks and find delight in the many art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses, book stores & specialty shops. Visit the charmingly restored neighborhoods of Victorian and European-style homes perched miraculously on the hillsides.
Within short 20 minute drive from the ranch, you can take in the incredible award winning wines of Southern Arizona. Sonoita & Elgin are neighboring small towns in the rolling high desert grasslands of southeastern Arizona. Higher elevations mean cooler temperatures than Phoenix or Tucson so it is a perfect year-round destination. The Sonoita, Arizona AVA (American Viticultural Area) is the first in the state, established in 1984. Check out www. sonoitaelginchamber.org to plan your wine tasting tour!