Gateway to Sonora, Mexico

Douglas boasts a wealth of attractions for birders, hikers and shoppers. Its avenues are lined with historic buildings including the Gadsden Hotel, one of the last of the turn-of-the-century's grand hotels. The Douglas area is also home to many cattle ranches, as well as the San Bernardino and Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuges with over 283 different species of birds, mammals and other riparian wildlife. You can relive the 1880s at the historic John Slaughter Ranch Museum just 18 miles east of town. And the international border crossing takes you to Douglas' neighboring city, Agua Prieta, Sonora. It's a portal to the wonders of northern Mexico. Bustling streets are lined with beautifully decorated shops and a downtown square fronts the Iglesia de Guadalupe. Don't miss Church Square, which earned fame in the 1930 Ripley's Believe It or Not as the only city block in the world with a different church on each corner.

For more information on Douglas, please contact the Douglas Visitor's Center at (520) 417-7344 or visit

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