Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista will give you a great example of western military history. Home to the venerated Buffalo Soldiers, Fort Huachuca is one of the most important military outposts in the American Southwest. Much of Arizona’s history of conflicts and victories can be relived here. Enjoy Fort Huachuca’s museums* with displays of the Apache Wars, Pershing's expedition and much more.
Fort Bowie National Historic Site was the staging ground for U.S. soldiers who pursued Geronimo, deep into the hills of the Chiricahuas. And you won't want to miss Cochise Stronghold, where you can explore the rocky nooks and mountain hideaways of the legendary Apache leader Cochise. The U.S. Cavalry often chased him, and this is the land in which he hid. Native American folklore also says he’s buried here.
*Note: The post is an active military installation. Visitor passes are available to U.S. citizens at the Fort’s Main Gate with a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance (or rental vehicle agreement). All passengers over 13 must have photo identification.