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VISITOR GUIDE Benson • Bisbee • Douglas Sierra Vista • Tombstone • Willcox COCHISE COUNTY VISITOR GUIDE

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elcome to Cochise County – a Western wonderland of natural history, beauty and diversity! Home to three national parks – Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site – Cochise County has been the site of Civil War battles, Indian wars, and famous gunfights. The county’s nickname is derived from the legendary figures who once lived here, such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Cochise and Geronimo. Founded in 1881, the county is named after legendary Chiricahua Apache War Chief Cochise. Here, you can

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explore the sites of the Civil War’s westernmost battle, the “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral”, the Queen Mine and Bisbee Deportation. You will be captivated by the county’s scenic ghost towns, mountain “hideaways” and beautiful natural lakes. Hike, bike, ride or drive the paths of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado as he searched for the “Seven Cities of Gold,” and Pancho Villa as he rode his horse up the marble staircase of the Gadsden Hotel, or traverse the same trail as did 1,300 mine workers during the Bisbee Deportation. Cochise County…an exciting adventure awaits you!

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AVERAGE TEMPERATURE – HIGHS/LOWS January .............................................................................................................. 64 high/25 low April .......................................................................................... 79 high/37 low July .......................................................................................... 95 high/59 low October.................................................................................... 83 high/41 low • Average mid-afternoon relative humidity – 22% • Average annual precipitation – 13.77 inches • Average annual snowfall – 1.15 inches • Average number of sunny days – 284

C O CHISE C OUNT Y VISITOR CENTERS

www.explorecochise.com Benson Visitor Center

Sierra Vista Visitor Center

520-586-4293 249 E. 4th St., Benson, AZ 85602 www.bensonvisitorcenter.com

Bisbee Visitor Center

520-417-6960 • 800-288-3861 3020 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 www.visit.sierravistaaz.gov

520-432-3554 • 866-2BISBEE 578 Dart Rd., Queen Mine Tour Building Bisbee, AZ 85603 www.discoverbisbee.com

Douglas Visitor Center

520-417-7344 345 16th St., Douglas, AZ 85607 www.visitdouglas.com

Pearce/Sunsites Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center

Tombstone Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center 520-457-9317 • 888-457-3929 P.O. Box 995, 4th and Allen Tombstone, AZ 85638 www.tomstonechamber.com

Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture

520-384-2272 • 800-200-2272 1500 N. Circle I Rd., Willcox, AZ 85643 www.willcoxchamber.com

520-826-3535 www.pearcesunsiteschamber.org

Produced & Published in conjunction with ROX Media, LLC | 844.729.9769 | roxmediagroup.net Elaine Earle, Publisher | 520.840.1796 | cfo@roxco.com Every effort is made to make this publication as accurate as possible. The Cochise County Office of Tourism and ROX Media LLC. & affiliated companies (collectively, the “Publishers”) will assume no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any way without the express written permission of the Publishers. The Publishers make no endorsement, representation or warranty regarding any goods or services advertised in this publication. Unless otherwise noted, all images are courtesy of The Cochise County Office of Tourism. Advertisements are provided by the subject companies and the Publishers shall not be responsible or liable for any inaccuracy, omission or infringement of any third party’s rights therein, or for personal injury or any other damage or injury whatsoever. Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

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Apache .......... F-9 Aqua Prieta, MX ....................I-6 Benson ...........D-1 Bisbee .............I-4 Bowie............. A-7 Cascabel ........ B-1 Cave Creek .. E-9 Cochise .........C-4 Dos Cabeza ...B-6 Double Adobe............H-5 Douglas ...........I-6 Dragoon ........D-3 Elfrida............. F-6 Gleeson......... F-4 Hereford .........I-3 Huachuca City ..................G-1 Kansas Settlement ....C-5 McNeal ..........G-6 Naco ................I-4 Palominas .......I-2 Paradise ........D-9 Pearce ...........D-7 Pirtleville .........I-6 Pomerene ......D-1 Portal.............. E-9 San Simon ....B-9 Sierra Vista ...H-2 St. David........ E-2 Sunizona ....... E-6 Sunsites ........D-4 Tombstone ... F-3 Whetsone ...... F-1 Willcox ........... B-4

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Amerind Museum 2100 N. Amerind Rd., Dragoon 520.586.3666 www.amerind.org Established in 1937, the Amerind Foundation and Museum seeks to foster and promote knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education and conservation. Open Tues-Sun 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children 10-17 $7 Boothill Graveyard 408 AZ-80, Tombstone Originally founded in 1878 and called Boothill Cemetery, Boothill is a popular tourist attraction in Tombstone. Some of the more notable markers include: "Here lies Lester Moore, Four slugs from a .44, No Les No more" and "Here lies George Johnson, hanged by mistake 1882. He was right we were wrong. But we strung him up and now he's gone" Chiricahua National Monument 12856 E. Rhyolite Creek Rd. Willcox 520.824.3560 Located in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona. The monument was established on April 18, 1924, to protect its extensive hoodoos and balancing rocks. There are many hiking trails and opportunities to see wildlife. Open every day with no entrance fee. Gleeson Jail 11250 N. High Lonesome Rd., Gleeson 520.609.3549 Part of the Ghost Town Trail, the restored jail is privately owned and open the first Saturday of every month 9am - 4pm or by appointment. Kartchner Caverns State Park 2980 AZ-90, Benson 10 520.586.2283 www.azstateparks.com/kartchner Discovered in 1974, acquired by the state in 1988 and opened to the public in November 1999, Kartchner Caverns was voted "Best Arizona Attraction" by USA TODAY Readers Choice Awards. Two tours are available: Rotunda/Throne tour and Big Room tour. Tickets $23 adults, $13 youth 7-13, $5 children under 7. Cabins and camping available.

Lavender Pit Mine On Arizona 80, Bisbee www.mindat.org/loc-3304.html Part of the Copper Queen Mine, the Lavender Pit is a former open pit copper mine that was closed in 1974. A fenced scenic overlook provides a panoramic view from the top of the pit. Queen Mine Tour 478 Dart Rd., Bisbee 520.432.2071 www.queenminetour.com Explore one of the most productive copper mines of the 20th century. Don the mining lanterns, hats and slickers of the miners... ride the mine train deep underground... search for remaining veins of copper, gold, turquoise, silver, lead and zinc... and experience the lives of miners as they toiled in the subterranean tunnels. Open 7 days per week. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas. Adults: $13 / Youth 6 - 12 years: $5.50 Slaughter Ranch 6153 Geronimo Trail, Douglas 520.678.7596 Take a step back in time as you visit the historic John Slaughter 10 dating back to the 1694 Ranch near Douglas, Arizona. History when Father Kino arrived. Texas John Slaughter was one of the Southwest’s most beloved characters and most feared lawmen. And here, at his ranch, originally known as San Bernardino Ranch, you can enjoy the scenery, wildlife and atmosphere that has been left largely untouched since Texas John Slaughter’s time. Birding trails and picnic places available at the ranch. Wednesday thru Sunday 9:30am - 3:30pm

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Tombstone & O.K. Corral 326 E Allen St, Tombstone 520.457.3456 www.okcorral.com See Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp fight the McLaurys and Clantons in daily reenactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in The Streets of Tombstone Theater. Tour the complex and visit the Tombstone Epitaph Museum. Tickets $10 with gunfight 181 reenactment or $6 without.

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ome to Kartchner Caverns State Park and featuring picturesque river-valley views coupled with pleasant weather, the City of Benson offers both adventure and beauty. Benson is ideally situated along Interstate 10 as the Gateway to Cochise County. Founded in 1880, prior to Arizona’s mining boom, Benson was developed as a stopping point for the Butterfield Overland Stage mail delivery route. Soon thereafter, the Southern Pacific Railroad came into Benson, and continued to serve the area until 1997, when the line was purchased by Union Pacific Railroad. The Old West is ingrained in the culture of Benson and its traditional railroad heritage. The Benson Visitor Center – Train Depot, located at 249 E. 4th St., in the heart of Benson’s historic downtown, is a beautiful replica railroad depot

incorporating many of the same architectural features as the original depot that was built over a century ago. The Visitor Center has a new diesel /electric train simulator that operates a G-Scale model train, running on 96 feet of track around the inside perimeter of the Visitor Center. We encourage our visitors to operate our train, and will even provide all of our visitors a free Benson Train Operators Certificate. The City of Benson is particularly proud of its designation as the Home of Kartchner Caverns State Park. Located on 550 acres at the foothills of the Whetstone Mountains, just south of Benson on State Highway 90, Kartchner Caverns State Park offers picnicking, camping, hiking, walking and magnificent still-living caverns to tour. Benson also has over 1,100 RV spaces for guests staying to explore or just stopping by for a quick visit.

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"It's Cool Underground in Arizona!"

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ocated just 25 minutes southeast of Tombstone, Bisbee offers a European-style ambiance that is a stark contrast to its neighbor to the north. The development of the Copper Queen Mine, during the 1880s, led to the growth of the surrounding town of Bisbee. The mine contained uniquely high grade orebody that ran 23 percent copper, while most mines of the era ran 8 to 10 percent copper. We invite you to tour the mine and to envision being one of the more than 1,300 miners who were expelled from town in what is known as the “Bisbee Deportation.” Today, Bisbee is a laidback, eclectic and diverse community that welcomes all visitors to experience its quaint charm and storied history. Unique shops, fine art galleries, antique and jewelry

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stores, historical (maybe even haunted!) hotels, saloons, a “namesake” brewery and a wide array of cuisine distinguish Bisbee among towns of the Southwest. Assuming you “don’t drop, while you shop,” you can also challenge your athletic ability by tackling the challenging Bisbee 1,000 Great Stair Climb – a 4.5-mile course featuring nine staircases and over 1,000 total steps (at an elevation of 5,300 feet and higher). Enjoy a wide array of cuisine that ranges from good oldfashioned home cooking to delightful new dishes that taste as good as they look. If you’re ready for some more fun, consider taking a vampire or ghost tour during your stay, or sit back and enjoy a jeep tour of Bisbee’s historic district. Bisbee’s landscape and breathtaking scenery offer something for everyone!

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• Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum • Bisbee Restoration Museum • Copper Queen Hotel • Copper Queen Mine • Ghost/Vampire Tours

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• The Muheim Heritage House Museum • Lavender Pit • Mule Pass Tunnel/Mule Mountains • Old Bisbee Brewing Company

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Complimentary WiFI - 24/7 Guest Services - 48 Rooms Fine Dining and Saloon with live music on weekends available for guests

Group Coordinator on site. Banquets for any special occasion: Weddings, Baby Showers and Birthday Parties. Meeting space also available.

Hotel Services & Features

• Complimentary WiFi • 24/7 Guest Services • 52 Guest Rooms & 1 Suite • Complimentary Coffee, Muffins & Oranges In The Morning • Copper Queen Cafe and Saloon • Table 10 Fine Dining Restaurant • Patio Seating For Cafe & Saloon • Live Music Every Weekend In The Saloon

10% OFF ROOM when booking direct through the hotel

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Located in the heart of Old Bisbee within walking distance to all attractions

11 Howell Ave., Bisbee (520) 432-2216 • www.copperqueen.com COCHISE COUNTY VISITOR GUIDE

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OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP IN COCHISE COUNTY! Melissa Herrera DiPeso

(520) 686-0729 Designated Broker/Owner David DiPeso (520) 686-0401 Assoc. Broker/Owner Cheryl Layton (520) 507-2122 Assoc. Broker Rey Martinez (520) 507-2779 Agent Agent/Property Manager Ashley Finley (520) 507-1858 Sam Lindsey (520) 507-1103 Agent Nancy Welch (520) 405-1077 Assoc. Broker

130 N. Haskell Ave., Willcox (520) 384-0011 • www.dipesorealty.com

Proudly Producing Artisan Beers In Brewery Gulch

OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR! Located in the heart of Historic Brewery Gulch just off Brewery Avenue, experience Old Bisbee Brewing Company, our renown selection of Beers (including our Special Root Beer), Gourmet Bratwurst and Vegetarian Chili, in a setting where you will want spend hours gazing at the mountains from the elevated patio or enjoying conversations in the tap room. www.oldbisbeebrewingcompany.com 1 5 \ \ \ COCHISE COUNTY VISITOR GUIDE

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he Douglas area was first settled by the Spanish in the 18th century. The U.S. Army established Camp San Bernardino in the latter half of the 19th century, and Camp Douglas was later built in 1910. Douglas was officially incorporated in 1905, and is named after mining pioneer Dr. James Douglas. Douglas also received notoriety for being threatened with attack by Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa in 1916. Ten years later, missing evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson was found collapsed after being kidnapped and convalesced at Douglas’ Calumet Hospital. Her story of kidnap, torture and escape brought reporters and tourists from around the country

ü • Border Air Museum • John Slaugther Ranch • Old Camp Rucker Ranch

to see the famous minister. Douglas also possesses a rich aviation history, boasting the first international airport in the U.S. and being flown to/from by famous aviators, including Amelia Earhardt. Today, Douglas is a charming border community that enjoys great relations with its Mexican-border town of Aqua Prieta. The city has recently been named one of the country’s best “micropolitan” areas for providing superior amenities, a growing economy and a moderate cost of living for its residents. Douglas’ Church Square is the only block in the nation that houses just churches – four different churches, one on each corner.

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Arizona’s Grand Hotel, a local and national treasure located on the Mexican border. It was named after the historically significant Gadsden Purchase and opened for business in 1907. The hotel’s charm and grandness has been preserved for over 100 years. The original manually operated Otis elevator is still in operation to this day. Modern day cocktails are still prepared on the original Brunswick bar. The grand marble staircase is the perfect centerpiece for every type of venue. Come experience 1st hand the last of the Grand hotels and take a trip into history.

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• The Gadsden Hotel • Belle Starr’s Silverado Ranch • Church Square

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and more than 30 miles of designated bike paths. Nearby Fort Huachuca has over 18,000 people on post during peak weekday working hours, making it one of the busiest Army installations in the U.S. Feeling hungry? Sierra Vista is home to many dining options, ranging from quaint authentic bistros to popular chain restaurants. Whether you are in the mood for sushi, German, Mexican, Vietnamese, Japanese, vegan or a hearty steak, you’ll enjoy best-in-class food in laid-back surroundings. Sierra Vista - “Wheels in the air. Food in the round. That’s how we roll.”

ierra Vista is the most populous city in Cochise County (pop. 43,888) and is little more than an hour’s drive from Tucson. The city is known as the “Hummingbird Capital of the United States.” Its clear night skies have made Sierra Vista the center of amateur astronomy in Arizona. In fact, more than a dozen observatories are within city limits. A favorite of mountain bikers from around the world, Sierra Vista boasts 1,876 bike trails, and is located along U.S. Bike Route 90. The city is home to more than 100 miles of designated bike lanes

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Ride U.S. Bike Route 90 Fort Huachuca Sierra Vista Farmers Market Garden Canyon Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine

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• Watch hummingbirds, trogons, warblers and flycatchers • Mammoth Springs Clovis • Ramsey Canyon Preserve

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and played host to an active nightlife. We invite you to tour the Tombstone Courthouse (now a museum), be a part of the action with live reenactments of the shootouts that made Tombstone famous, and then quench your thirst at the saloon of your choice. Looking for a moment of serenity? Make a pilgrimage to historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and join in the celebration of its 135th anniversary. Tombstone has preserved many of the original buildings from its silver boom past. Actors dressed in Western gear walk through town as staged gunfights break out in the streets. Shop, wine and dine along historical Allen Street and play cowboy/cowgirl!

ombstone is internationally known for its storied past and legendary history. Legends like Wyatt Earp and “Doc” Holliday were immortalized after the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Walk the streets that these figures and other legendary men and women once inhabited in the “Town Too Tough to Die.” During the late 1870s, Tombstone became a bustling boomtown of the Wild West after starting as a silver mining claim. After a hard day’s work in the mines, Tombstone provided entertainment to the miners. Opera, theatre, saloons, dance halls and brothels lined Allen Street

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• Bird Cage Theatre • Boothill Graveyard • Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park • O.K. Corral

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Old Tombstone City Hall Ike Clanton’s Haunted Hotel Schieffelin Hall Silver Strike Winery

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he historic city of Willcox was founded in 1880 as a whistle-stop along the Southern Pacific Railroad’s southernmost rail line. The Willcox Town Hall is housed at the site of the original Southern Pacific Railroad station. Originally home to Chiricahua Apache Chiefs Cochise and Geronimo, Willcox was named in honor of a visit by General Orlando B. Willcox in 1889. Willcox developed into a national leader in cattle production during the early 20th century. Many of the Old West legends happened in Willcox. The Willcox area has kept its ranching past, but has become a legendary oasis in the Sonoran Desert. Willcox is the gateway to the Chiricahua National Monument, with its stunning rhyolite formations that you can hike. Come visit these “sky islands” to have a legendary outdoor adventure. By hiking, horseback, or mountain bike, be sure to go up to Cochise Stronghold,

a rugged natural fortress that juts up out of the valley, allowing one to see for miles. Willcox is home to more species of birds than anywhere else in North America, with 35,000 sandhill cranes in the winter. Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival is the perfect opportunity to see all the winter migrants that visit the area and to view the other wildlife and natural wonders of southeastern Arizona. Outside of Willcox on the eastern side of the mountains is one of the most scenic places in America—Cave Creek Canyon. When you enter the canyon, it is like stepping back in time, with awe-inspiring vistas. Wellknown for the quantity and variety of wildlife, Cave Creek Canyon is the place to study the outdoors in its pristine environment. Home of the Southwest Research Station, Willcox offers the opportunity to see animals, such as the elegant trogon, that you can’t find

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anywhere else. Former boxing champion Chalky Wright, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, was also born in Willcox. Today, agriculture remains a vital part of Willcox’s economy. Willcox is home to Arizona’s burgeoning wine industry. The Willcox wine region produces 74 percent of the wine grapes grown in the state of Arizona. Grape varietals grown include Petit Sirah, Cabernet

Franc, Sangiovese, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Willcox’s Flying Leap Tasting Room (then the Headquarters Saloon) was the site of Warren Earp’s death. In fact, Earp is buried at the historic Willcox Pioneer Cemetery. Just north of Willcox, there are now miles of apple and pistachio orchards, tomato greenhouses, and more.

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Wings Over Willcox Held annually over the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Arizona’s Mecca for wintering sandhill cranes, raptors and other birds, Willcox is the wintering home for more than 30,000 sandhill cranes. The Sulpher Springs Valley has been nicknamed “Hawk Alley” or “Raptor Alley,” because there are so many different species of hawks. Wings Over Willcox is the perfect opportunity to see these birds and more amazing animals as well as connect with the magnificent natural world around us. Willcox West Fest: Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Ranch Rodeo Always the last weekend in April. Want to experience the real West and see real cowboys? Willcox celebrates its Western heritage, past and present, with the Willcox West Fest. Willcox is the Cattle Capital of America and a place where the West is still the West and cowboys are real. Events include story-tellin’ around a campfire with some good ol’ western music. Also, learn to rope, help a blacksmith and watch real cowboys at the Ranch Rodeo as they compete in real ranchwork events, then finish off with a steak dinner and dancing. Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival The third weekend in May. Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival is one of the top 10 wine festivals in the United States. The Willcox area grows more than three-fourths of Arizona’s wine grapes. Willcox is an official American Viticulture Area. The Wine Festival gets you right into the center of Arizona’s wine-growing region. The Festival features great entertainment, food and, of course, wine.

Willcox Flyer Bike Ride The Saturday before Labor Day. If you like to see the wide open spaces, then this family-friendly bike ride is for you. The Willcox Flyer Bike Ride is actually three rides. Ride one is only a few miles; ride two is 33 to the historic town of Dos Cabezas, and ride three is the whole 66 miles out to the Chiricahua National Monument and back. There are lots of vendors and other fun things happening in Railroad Park every Saturday before Labor Day. Rex Allen Days Wild West Weekend The first weekend in October. Rex Allen Days was originally started in the 1950s to honor the “Arizona Cowboy” Rex Allen who was the last of the Singing Cowboys. The event that honors his legacy is a Wild West extravaganza, beginning with an induction dinner for the Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame, where working cowboys are honored, a parade, carnival and Grand Canyon Association Rodeo. There is so much to see and do. Come and have some Wild West fun, and take a look at the festival that honors Arizona’s Cowboy.

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WILLCOX Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival The third weekend in October. Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival is one of the top-10 wine festivals in the United States. The Willcox area grows more than threefourths of Arizona’s wine grapes. Willcox is an official American Viticulture Area. The Wine Festival places you right into the center of Arizona’s wine-growing region. The festival features great entertainment, food and, of course, wine - all in the historic setting of Railroad Ave where many Legends of the Old West came alive. You can meet the growers and wine-makers at this highly rated event in NAPAZONA, Arizona’s wine-growing home.

Discover a legendary oasis within the Sonoran Desert

Apple Annie’s Orchard and Produce July 1 through Oct. 31, every year. Apple Annie’s Orchard and Produce U-Pick Farm is a perfect getaway from summer through fall. Bring the whole family and pick fresh fruits and vegetables. Take a ride on Farmer Jack’s Tractor; journey through the corn maze, or simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the farm. In season, Apple Annie’s offers all-you-caneat pancakes. There is also a ountry fair featured at the site for a couple of weekends each year.

Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture 1500 N. Circle I Road, Willcox, AZ 85643

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WINERY & VINEYARD INSURANCE

A RT S & C U LT U R E Destination Bisbee AZ Cristina Plascencia PO Box 532, Bisbee 520.906.4779 www.DestinationBisbee.com America's Best Historic Small Town, West's Best to live, AZ's Prettiest

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CHAMBER / OFFICE OF TOURISM Discover Bisbee Jennifer Luria 478 Dart Road, Bisbee 520.432.3554 www.discoverbisbee.com Bisbee is a quirky, charming, artsy and entertaining mining town.

DINING Big Tex BBQ Jeff Willey, Owner 130 E. Maley St., Willcox 520.384.4423 www.bigtexbbqaz.com All your catering needs Country Pride Restaurant Shirley Vrtatko RSGM 1501 Fort Grant Rd., Willcox 520.384.5311 www.ta-petro.com Isabel’s South Of The Border Jeff Willey, Owner Isabel Willey, Manager 135 E. Maley St., Willcox 520.766.0859 Best Mexican food in Southwest Arizona The Copper Queen Hotel Helen Lampinen, Owner 520.432.2216 11 Howell Ave., Bisbee www.copperqueen.com Fine Dining, Bar onsite veranda seating. Call to reserve and receive 10% off room

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For a complimentary quote please visit www.vanyoinsureswine.com

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Old Bisbee Brewing Company Victor Winquist, Owner 520.432.2739 Brewery Avenue, Bisbee www.oldbisbeebrewingcompany.com Brewery producing artisan beers in historic Bisbee

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Vanyo Insurance John Vanyo 480.998.4014 8040 E. Morgan Trl., Ste. 5A, Scottsdale www.vanyoinsureswine.com Locally Grown. Locally Insured. Providing Arizona Wineries with the most Comprehensive Insurance. COCHISE COUNTY VISITOR GUIDE

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LODGING Gadsden Hotel Florencio and Anel Lopez, Owners 520.364.4481 1046 G Ave., Douglas www.thegadsdenhotel.com The Gadsden Hotel, a local and national treasure. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brenda Haas, General Manager 1251 N. Virginia Ave., Willcox 520.384.3333 www.willcoxlodging.com Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Fitness Center, Business Center, High Speed Wi-Fi Lifestyle RV Resort George Wood, Owner 622 N. Haskell Ave., Willcox 520.384.3303 www.lifestylervresortaz.com We extend an invitation to visit and enjoy the Old West experience The Copper Queen Hotel Helen Lampinen, Owner 520.432.2216 11 Howell Ave., Bisbee www.copperqueen.com Fine Dining, Bar onsite veranda seating. Call to reserve and receive 10% off room

MUSEUMS Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum #5 Copper Queen Plaza PO Box 14, Bisbee 520.432.7071 www.bisbeemuseum.org Open Daily, 10AM - 4PM” Queen Mine Tours City of Bisbee 520.432.2071 478 N. Dart Rd., Bisbee www.queenminetour.com Ride deep into the mine, with an experienced miner

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RE/MAX High Desert Realty Vicki Sue DeMarsico 520.254.2452(Cell) 520.766.1915(Willcox Office) 928.424.5000(Safford Office) 112 E. Maley St., Willcox 516 W. Main St., Safford www.ArizonaLandSources.com RE/MAX agents have the experience to get the job done in today’s market

DiPeso Realty LLC Melissa Herrera-DiPeso Broker and David DiPeso Assoc. Broker/Certified General Appraiser 130 N. Haskell Ave., Willcox 520.384.0011 www.dipesorealty.com 3 3 \ \ \ COCHISE COUNTY VISITOR GUIDE

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(gym, pool, spa, etc.) at no additional charge

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Visitor Information (520) 384-2995 1500 N. Circle I Rd. Willcox, AZ 85643 willcoxchamber.com

To Chiricahua National Monument & Fort Bowie National Historic Site

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he Willcox area was recently granted AVA (American Viticultural Area) status. The designation of the Willcox AVA means this region is now recognized as a unique and 1 2 distinctive wine-growing region in the United States. Great wine has been made here for years, and now you'll start to see the "Willcox" appellation on wine labels from this region! The Willcox AVA grows 74 percent of Arizona's wine grapes, and is the source of the most highly- rated Arizona wines by Wine Spectator, with 45 wines rated 88-90 over the past five years. Each year, the region is home to two wine festivals. The spring

Aridus Wine Company 145 N. Railview Ave. (520) 766-9463 ariduswineco.com

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Carlson Creek Vineyards 115 N. Railview Ave.

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takes place the third weekend in May, while the fall takes place the third weekend in October. Rated by “Fodor’s Travel Guide” as one of the top-10 wine festivals in North America, the weekend-long celebration features Arizona wines from the Willcox region, fantastic live music and scrumptious food. If you haven't come out to explore Willcox Wine Country, it's always a good time to discover what it has to offer! If you are already familiar, then maybe it's time for another visit to see what's new. There is always a newly released wine being poured somewhere! We hope to see you soon.

Bodega Pierce 4511 E. Robbs Rd. (602) 320-1722 bodegapierce.com

Coronado Vineyards 2909 East Country Club Dr.

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Aridus Wine Company 145 N. Railview Ave., Willcox 520.954.7891 www.ariduswineco.com Tasting Room. Hours: Thurs-Sun 11AM-5PM

Bodega Pierce 4511 E. Robbs Rd., Willcox 602.320.1722 www.bodegapierce.com Tasting room, outdoor terrace, gifts, wine club. Thurs-Sun, 11AM-5PM. 3

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Carlson Creek Vineyards 115 Railview Ave., Willcox 520.766.3000 www.carlsoncreek.com Tasting room, outdoor terrace, gifts, wine club. Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm

Coronado Vineyards 2909 E. Country Club Dr., Willcox 520.384.2993 www.coronadovineyards.com Tasting room, tapas lounge, outdoor terrace, gifts, wine club. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm, Sun 10am-4pm 5

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Golden Rule Vineyards 3525 N. Golden Rule Rd., Cochise 520.507.3310/520.507.2400 www.goldenrulevineyards.com Tasting room, outdoor terrace, gifts, wine club. Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm. Mon-Wed by appointment.

Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards 154 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox 520.766.0060 www.keelingschaefervineyards.com Tasting room, outdoor terrace, wine club. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. 7

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Kief-Joshua Vineyards 4923 E. Arzberger Rd., Willcox 520.609.1017 www.kj-vineyards.com Tasting room, wine club. Fri-Sat, 11am-5pm.

Pillsbury Wine Company 6450 S. Bennett Place, Willcox 310.508.3348 www.pillsburywine.com Tasting room, outdoor terrace, gifts, wine club. Sat-Sun 11am-5pm, or appointment. 9

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Silver Strike Winery Jann Bengel, Owner 520.678.8200 334 E. Allen St., Tombstone www.silverstrikewinery.com Local boutique natural winery with Arizona wines and people

Zarpara Vineyard 6777 S. Zarpara Ln., Willcox 520.222.7114 www.zarpara.com Tasting room, outdoor terrace, gifts, wine club. Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm Mon-Thurs by appointment. 3 7 \ \ \ COCHISE COUNTY VISITOR GUIDE

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iticulture in Arizona began during the 16th century when Spanish Jesuit missionaries began to produce wine for use in the Holy Sacrament. Today, there are now over 110 wineries, vineyards and cellars throughout Arizona. The Arizona wine business is booming and boasts successful varietals from the Southern Rhone region (such as Syrah and Grenache) and Italy (including Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio). Willcox Wine Country is a consortium of Arizona farm wineries located in the Willcox area. The consortium consists of ten wineries and tasting rooms. This area grows 74 percent of Arizona’s wine grapes and is the source of the most highlyrated Arizona wines by Wine Spectator – 45 wines rated “8890” over the past five years.

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Aridus Wine Company Bodega Pierce Carlson Creek Vineyards Coronado Vineyards Golden Rule Vineyards

The Willcox area was recently granted AVA (American Vinicultural Area) status. The designation of the Willcox AVA recognizes the area as a unique and distinctive wine growing region in the United States. As a result, you’ll soon see the “Willcox” appellation on wine labels from this region. Willcox Wine Country hosts two wine festivals each year – the third weekend in May and October. Willcox Wine Country’s festivals were rated as one of the top-ten wine festivals in North America by Fodor’s Travel Guide.

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Keeling Schaefer Vineyards Kief-Joshua Vineyards Pillsbury Wine Company Silver Strike Winery Zapara Vineyard

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VISIT TASTING ROOMS VINEYARDS & MORE! JOIN US FOR OUR WINE FESTIVALS THE THIRD WEEKEND OF MAY AND OCTOBER

Visit us online: www.willcoxwinecountry.org FACEBOOK.COM/WILLCOXWINECOUNTRY

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