Amerind Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Amerind Museum
A museum and research facility dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Native American cultures and their histories. Its facilities are located near the village of Dragoon in Cochise County, Arizona, about 65 miles east of Tucson in Texas Canyon. It contains one of the finest collections of archaeological and ethnological artifacts in the country as well as a sizable research library.
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7.33km from Amerind Museum
Texas Canyon is a massive granite formation that has weathered over the eons to create a jumble of rocks that catch the eye. The granite formation can be seen as you drive past on the interstate or when you stop at the rest areas. The canyon is historically within the range of the Chiricahua Apache, and Cochise made his last stronghold near here in the Dragoon Mountains during the mid-1870s.
Dragoon Springs stagecoach stop
7.49km from Amerind Museum
Dragoon Springs is an historic site in what is now Cochise County, Arizona. Dragoon Springs Stage Station was the second of the two stone fortified stations constructed in Arizona and was the last going west on the 2,700 mile trail from Tipton, Missouri, to San Francisco, California. A six-year mail contract, No. 12,578, was awarded to John Butterfield to start on September 1858 and end on September 15, 1864.
13.5km from Amerind Museum
Mount Glenn, is in the Coronado National Forest, about 75 miles east of Tucson, Arizona. The summit, in Cochise County, is the highest point in the Dragoon Mountains and is a popular local hiking destination.
16.83km from Amerind Museum
Cochise Stronghold is located to the west of Sunsites, Arizona in the Dragoon Mountains at an elevation of 5,000 ft. This beautiful woodland area lies in a protective rampart of granite domes and sheer cliffs which were once the refuge of the great Apache Chief, Cochise, and his people. Located within the Coronado National Forest, it is managed by the Douglas Ranger District.
San Pedro Valley
32.08km from Amerind Museum
The San Pedro Valley of western Cochise County Arizona, is a 50-mile-long , mostly north–south valley, trending northwesterly. It drains from the state of Sonora, Mexico, through Benson, Arizona, and the southeast of the Rincon Mountains. It is a good trekking location and also there are so many other peisure opportunities too.
Willcox Playa Wildife Area
32.12km from Amerind Museum
The Willcox Playa is a large endorheic dry lake or sink adjacent to Willcox, Arizona in Cochise County, in the southeast corner of the state. It is part of the Sonoran Desert ecoregion and is the remnant of a Pleistocene era pluvial Lake Cochise. Portions of the dry lake bed have been used as a bombing range by the US military. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1966 for its fossil pollen captured underground.
Discover More Attractions in Cochise County, Home of Amerind Museum
Cochise County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. Here are great outdoor opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, camping, picnicking, & bird watching. This County also has great opportunities for peaceful relaxation, particularly at the many Inns, B&B's, & guest ranches. Whether it's adventure or tranquility you seek, you can easily find it here.