Legendary Travel Experiences
- Date Published
- Mar 04, 2015
- Events, Experiences, Things of Interest, Travel
For Immediate Release
March 4, 2015
Contact: Mike Finney
Phone: (480) 897-3331
Cochise County Arizona – Legendary Travel Experiences
Cochise County, AZ - The southeast corner of Arizona, sprinkled with the small towns of Willcox, Bisbee, Tombstone, Douglas, Sierra Vista, and Benson has been home to legendary figures from American history. Wyatt Earp and the shootout at OK Corral lives on today in reenactments on the dusty streets of Tombstone. Legendary country music singer Rex Allen is enshrined in a museum on the main street of old town in Willcox. Cochise and his band of legendary Apache warriors roamed the region and would disappear like smoke into the canyons that slice into the Chiricahua Mountains.
Today there is legendary wine being made in Cochise County (over 70% of all the wine made in Arizona comes from this region). Vineyards like the Lawrence Dunham Vineyard are situated at the foot of the scenic Chiricahuas which bring cool breezes from the canyons and just the right amount of rainfall for world class grapes. Tasting rooms have opened along Main Street in Willcox, and in the historic downtown district of Bisbee where Chef Rod Kass offers a legendary dining experience and local wines at Café Roka.
The Amerind Museum is an under-discovered jewel, an exquisite hacienda in the pristine desert landscape of the Dragoon Mountains just east of Benson. The art and culture of the American Indians of the region are uniquely presented here. Just north of Benson a true living legend, Winifred (Winn) Bundy invites visitors into her Singing Wind Bookshop housed in her ranch house. It’s like no other bookstore on earth and Winn is like no other.
Ghost towns dot the Cochise County landscape and Fairbank is a well-preserved ghost town located between Tombstone and Sierra Vista along the San Pedro River. The San Pedro House is a stone’s throw away. It is headquarters for a wildlife preserve well known to birding enthusiasts. Birding in the Sky Islands of Cochise County is legendary with the hummingbirds of Ramsey Canyon south of Sierra Vista and the massive annual migration of Sandhill Cranes outside of Willcox. Kartchner Caverns west of Sierra Vista and Benson became legendary seemingly overnight after amateur spelunkers discovered the massive cave system and the State of Arizona stepped in to preserve it for all to see.
The historic Gadsen Hotel in the town of Douglas preserves the golden age of hospitality with a grand lobby replete with crystal chandeliers, marble staircase, and an old school front desk. The vast lands of the legendary cattleman John Slaughter are now open for visitors at the John Slaughter Ranch Museum on the outskirts of Douglas.??
These and many other Must See & Do activities in Cochise County, the Land of Legends, can be found at www.ExploreCochise.com ?