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“Start your Tubac visit here”

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Tubac
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Vancouver Island, Canada
1 review
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“Start your Tubac visit here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Very interesting. A good place to start your Tubac visit, as it gives you a great overview and perspective on the history of the area.

Visited March 2014
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Clarkdale, Arizona
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“The place to see in Tubac”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

To fully appreciate Tubac, this is a must! The history of the area is priceless and should be experienced by all who venture here.

Visited March 2014
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Nipomo, California
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208 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Outstanding Historical Site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

This is a must-see for the military history buff. It had an impressive display of Spanish and Mexican military artifacts including a Spanish 18th century lancer and horse with leather armor and barding. There is also an interesting graph showing the inverse relationship between the size of the valley's garrison and Apache raids.

Visited February 2014
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Northridge, CA
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527 reviews
276 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Spend your time here and not in the town!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

Visited in January 2014, with the wife on a recent vacation. A very interesting place. Lots of good things to see. Well worth the time! Good for all ages.

Visited January 2014
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Gilbert, Arizona
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222 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Really interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

I love history and I love learning about things I never knew about before. The presidio is gone except for the foundation which is visible in an underground display accessible only by stairs, however, there are several other buildings on the site which are interesting to look at and the museum talking about life in the presidio is worth the time. The museum also houses Arizona's oldest printing press and it still works! The docent was very helpful and a wealth of information!

Visited January 2014
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