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Tumacacori National Historical Park

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Address: 1891 East Frontage Road, Tumacacori, AZ 85640
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The tour guide was knowledgable and the history behind the missions/settlement was fascinating. Hard to believe some things survived for hundreds of years. It's great for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Apples59
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Menasha, WI
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Menasha, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour guide was knowledgable and the history behind the missions/settlement was fascinating. Hard to believe some things survived for hundreds of years. It's great for history buffs and while there is walking, it's easy and benches to rest if needed. And for $5 the tour is a steal!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tumacacori is in some ways similar to Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson, which would make sense since they were both founded as Jesuit missions by the same man. In a lot of ways, I enjoyed Tumacacori more. There's far more historical information about it provided by the NPS. The museum is interesting (see the attached life-sized statue of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Interesting. Easy to take the self guided tour and read about the history at the various spots indicated on the map. Helpful park ranger - remember to by your Golden Eagle pass if oner 62 yrs old. Currently $10, soon to be $80!

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely mission church, alas in ruins, is a well-maintained historical site that evokes the past. Spanish colonial missions were known for their astonishingly creative churches that sparkle with frescoes and sculptures, some of which survive here. Although not as spectacular as San Xavier del Bac down the road, this is well worth the journey. The area takes about an... More 

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Illinois/Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tumacacori National Historical Park preserves a 200+ year old Spanish mission placed in the Santa Cruz river valley south of Tucson, Arizona. That alone is enough to attract your average history buff, but consider the larger implications of Spanish mission building in North America. Beginning with the forcible eviction Moslem hordes in 1492, Spain embarked on a lengthy period of... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to get one of the free scheduled tours. Very good local history. Good info on both natives but the Spanish activities as well. Would definitely do again.

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Port Antonio, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this Spanish colonial mission was built by Father Kino Jesuits and suffered many raids by Apache groups years ago. it has been restored partially and the inside is quite interesting. it is part of a National Park, which has other things to visit. very relaxing and restful. A nice video too.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed touring the inspiring remains of the mission and learning about its fascinating and tumultuous history. The grounds are interesting to explore and for photographers, they are numerous great opportunities with the surrounding mountains as well as the mission itself.

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Small national historical park treasure. Enjoyed visiting and took the self guided tour with staff provided brochure. Beautiful property! (There are guided tours available with a park ranger, but we didn't time our visit accordingly.) The staff was very helpful, small gift shop, interesting museum, charming mission and easy, mostly level walking around the park. Take time to enjoy a... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great to see how things were way back when. The tortilla and beans freshly made sample was great! They have a intro video, a nice walk around the mission and a nice museu.

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