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Sahuarita

History comes alive in the lands surrounding this southern Arizona city.

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Tucked into the Santa Cruz Valley, Sahuarita is surround by majestic mountain ranges and several historic sites that contributed to changing the landscape of the Southwest.

No visit to Sahuarita (or Southern Arizona, for that matter) is complete without seeing nearby Mission San Xavier del Bac. This grand Spanish mission was built by the Catholic Church to serve the Tohono O’odham community and is a National Historic Landmark. The on-site museum details the mission’s history and admission is free (no one can argue with that!). Even if you don’t have time to explore the inside, just a look at the intricate architecture of the facade of this church known as the White Dove of the Desert is worth a stop.

Military and history buffs, and children of the Cold War era will appreciate the Titan Missile Museum. This preserved Titan II missile site gives visitors an in-depth look (literally) into a missile silo – with the deactivated missile still in place – and the tense relationship between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

After a full day of sightseeing, put all your chips in Desert Diamond Casino. Enjoy posh accommodations, live entertainment, and of course, plenty of gaming in the facility operated by the Tohono O’odham Nation.

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For Visitor information

Green Valley–Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce | 275 W. Continental Rd., Ste. 123 | Green Valley, AZ | (520) 625-7575 | www.greenvalleysahuarita.com

County It all started How High? Head Count
Pima 1994 2,703ft 25,259

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