Today’s region takes us to the far south of the state and features, most prominently, the city of Tucson.
- Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument: Home of the famed organ pipe cactus, a rare type of cactus.
- Fort Bowie National Historic Site: This was a 19th century outpost of the United States Army.
- Patagonia Lake State Park: Popular for swimming and camping.
- Titan Missile Museum: Visit an old missile site dating back to the Cold War era.
- Kitt Peak National Observatory: Located high above the Tuscon area, this observatory hosts a visitor center and several nighttime programs.
- Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park: Home to many sites in the legendary Wild West town of Tombstone.
- Tubac Presidio State Historic Park: Preserves the ruins of the Presidio and also gives a timeline of the settlement of the area.
- Tumacacori National Historical Park: Park protects ruins of three Spanish mission communities.
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: Contains a zoo, aquarium, botanical garden and natural history museum.
- Ironwood Forest National Monument: Preserving the forest of ironwood trees, this is located in the Sonoran Desert.
- The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures: Come explore the history of the world through the use of miniature dioramas.
- Mission Garden: This is a living agricultural museum.
- Sabino Canyon: Beautiful canyon area to explore north of Tucson.
- Saguaro National Park: Home to the giant saguaro cactus!
- Chiricahua National Monument: Area protects extensive hoodoos and balancing rocks.
All attractions can be found in the 2019 Arizona Travel Guide.