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Nogales, Arizona

Back when the border was marked by a waist-high post and crossing was an unremarkable event, a saloon straddled the line with a door in Mexico and one in the U.S. Nogales is located on Interstate 19, right on the Mexican border.

Nogales is a wonderful place to experience the Mexican culture and traditions. Nogales is the county seat for Santa Cruz County and is a very popular port of entry for U.S. travelers. More than a billion dollars of produce pass through Nogales up into the United States and Canada. Nogales is an important retail and wholesale trading point with a population of 20,328.

Nogales, Arizona is the sister city of Nogales, Mexico . Many visitors include a day trip across the border to Mexico to see the town of Nogales. Visitors will enjoy shopping and Sonoran food.

Thousands of years ago, before European explorers ever dreamed of sailing across the Atlantic, Nogales was part of a migratory path and trade route called Spain's El Camino Real (The King's Highway). Much later, regiments of armor-clad Conquistadors forayed north along this very valley in quest of precious metals and gems. Today missions built by the Spanish colonials still dot the valley's landscape.

Back in those days, ranchers in the area were besieged by Apaches raiding their herds of well-fed cattle.

Life on the border would not be complete without the influence of Pancho Villa, whose army occupied Nogales, Mexico in 1914 during the Mexican Revolution. The U.S. military's garrison in Nogales swelled to over 10,000 mostly black soldiers of the highly decorated 25th Regiment mostly detached from Washington, D.C. The military buildup and related business growth attracted many businesses to Nogales, some of which remain today.

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Mainstreet Historic Tours

Architectural buffs will have a heyday in Nogales. Of course, there's the predominant Sonoran Style. But there are also fine examples of Queen Anne Cottage, Second Empire, Spanish Colonial, Pueblo Revival, Mediterranean Style, and Bungalow Style all within the downtown area.

Nogales, AZ Tours

Crawford Street Historic District

Merchants and professionals carried on a long tradition of a robust commercial center and their profits built the stately homes that still grace Crawford Street. Built by Edward Titcomb about 1905, the mansion located at 432 W. Crawford was renovated to its current glory in the early 1970

Nogales, AZ Historic Districts

Kino Springs Golf Club

Kino Springs, though relatively short, challenges all golfers. Its two distinct nines feature small greens and narrow fairways that begin in meadowlands, then wind its way into the canyons before returning to the meadows. Our 4,000

Nogales, AZ Golf Courses

Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church was built in 1897. The materials used in construction of Sacred Heart Church, including the pews hewn from Spanish Cedar, were furnished by pioneer Nogales industrial firm, Roy &

Nogales, AZ Historic Churches

Things to do near Nogales, AZ

Kino Springs Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Pimeria Alta Museum

In 1914, the Nogales Volunteer fire Department pitched in and built the Old Town Hall on Grand Avenue, which is now home to m...

Country Club Of Green Valley

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

OK Corral

See Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp fight the McLaurys and Clantons in the daily reenactment inside the O.K....

Patagonia Roadside Rest

Almost as well known as the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, the Roadside Rest is the best place to look for the Rose-throat...