Early civilizations, the Old West, and the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert attract RV-goers of all kinds. In the wide open desert surrounding Desert Gardens RV Park, one can imagine the irrigated fields of the ancient Hohokam civilization, tribes of Apaches led by Geronimo and Cochise, and, if lucky, may observe the twilight blooming of the Saguaro cactus flower.
Teeming with hardy plants and animals that have adapted to nature’s extremes, the Sonoran Desert fascinates those who visit on foot, on horseback, by mountain bike, and in motorized vehicles. As a symbol of the southwest, the Saguaro can exceed 10’ in height and weigh up to 10 tons. Arizona’s state bird, the cactus wren, makes its home in the holes of the great cactus. Protected by these enormous sentinels of the sand, wrens, coyotes, and rodents depend on its bright red fruit for food.
With its roots in gold, silver, copper, and turquoise mining, towns like Tombstone grew to become the biggest in the region. Ghost towns now stand where mining towns once proliferated although a few working mines still exist. No journey to this area would be complete without visiting the O.K. Corral, the gallows at the Tombstone County Courthouse, or Cochise’s hide-out in the rocks.
Outlet mall shopping, dining, and movies can be found ½-hr away in Casa Grande.
Fort Bowie Historic Site
Casa Grande Ruins
Rex Allen Cowboy Museum & Cowboy Hall of Fame
Tombstone Gunfight Reenactments
Besh Ba Gowah Archaelogical Park
Superstition Mountain Museum
Ak-Chin Him-Dak EcoMuseum and Archives
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Goldfield Ghost Town & Mine Tours
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West