Ironwood Forest National Monument in Pima County, Arizona, United States - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Ironwood Forest National Monument

Interstate 10, Tucson, AZ 85756, USA

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About Ironwood Forest National Monument

Ironwood Forest National Monument is located in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. A significant concentration of ironwood trees is found in the monument, along with two federally recognized endangered animal and plant species. More than 200 Hohokam and Paleo-Indian archaeological sites have been identified in the monument, dated between 600 and 1450.



Attractions near Ironwood Forest National Monument

Saguaro National Park32.75km from Ironwood Forest National Monument

Saguaro National Park is an American national park in Pima County, southeastern Arizona. Popular activities in the park include hiking on its 165 miles of trails and sightseeing along paved roads near its two visitor centers. Both districts allow bicycling and horseback riding on selected roads and trails. The Rincon Mountain District offers limited wilderness camping, but there is no overnight camping in the Tucson Mountain District.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum35.92km from Ironwood Forest National Monument

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 98-acre zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum, publisher, and art gallery founded in 1952. Located just west of Tucson, Arizona.  it features two miles of walking paths traversing 21 acres of the desert landscape. It is one of the most visited attractions in Southern Arizona

Old Tucson40.59km from Ironwood Forest National Monument

Old Tucson is an American movie studio and theme park just west of Tucson, Arizona, adjacent to the Tucson Mountains and close to the western portion of Saguaro National Park. It was opened to the public in 1960, and historical tours are offered about the movies filmed there, along with live cast entertainment featuring stunt shows and shootouts.

Tohono Chul47.19km from Ironwood Forest National Monument

A botanical garden, nature preserve and cultural museum located in Casas Adobes, a suburb of Tucson, Arizona. The mission of Tohono Chul is to connect people with the wonders of nature, art and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and inspiring wise stewardship of the natural world.

Sentinel Peak51.75km from Ironwood Forest National Monument

Sentinel Peak is a 2,897 ft peak in the Tucson Mountains southwest of downtown Tucson, Arizona. The valley's first inhabitants grew crops at the mountain's base, along the Santa Cruz River.  The peak is part of a 272-acre park, the largest natural resource park in the City of Tucson.

Catalina State Park52.49km from Ironwood Forest National Monument

Catalina State Park is a state park of Arizona, United States, that is adjacent to Coronado National Forest on the western slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.

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Pima county is a county in the south central region of the U.S. state of Arizona. The county is named after the Pima Native Americans who are indigenous to this area.