Ghost towns with names like Harshaw, Mowry and Washington Camp near Patagonia and Oro Blanco and Ruby along route 289 (Ruby Road) bear mute witness to the boom and bust of the railroads and mining industry. Some, like Ruby, are so perfect that it seems the residents mysteriously disappeared while having breakfast. Washington Camp is one of the ghost towns being restored and some have fallen into disrepair with only remnants to remind us of their once bustling past.
Santa Cruz County is home to three fabulous golf courses. What a treat. Each one in its own way is a challenging test of your golfing skills. The courses were laid out in a manner meant to test not only your golf stroke but also your ability to focus on the job at hand. Each is nestled beautifully in some of the most unspoiled desert in Arizona. Enjoy your game at these championship courses at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, Kino Springs Country Club, and Rio Rico Country Club.
For the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, please visit www.tubacgolfresort.com/golf
or call (520) 398-2211.
For Kino Springs Country Club, please visit www.kinospringsgc.com
or call (520) 287-8701.
For Rio Rico Country Club, please visit www.rioricogolfclub.com or call (520) 281-8567.
In Nogales, Tubac, Amado, Patagonia and Sonoita, shoppers will find lots of galleries and gift stores, set in communities that each has a unique flavor. In the village of Tubac, shops import folk art for years from artists in Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico. Patagonia and Sonoita offer shopping in a quaint setting against the backdrop of the majestic Santa Rita Mountains.
For more information, please call the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce Tourism & Visitor Center
at (520) 287-3685 or email email@example.com.
The Nogales Mercardo Farmer’s Market is open every Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. located on Morley Avenue in Downtown Nogales, Arizona. The Nogales Mercado serves up local grown vegetables, fruits, herbs and much more! For more information, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NogalesMercado or call (520) 287-3330.
Every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Sonoita Farmer’s Market is open at the southwest corner of State Routes 82 and 83 serving up Yucca Ash Farm produce, lavender products, herbs, Patagonia Pies, jewelry, farm fresh eggs and much more!
For more information, please call (520) 289-3940.
In Rio Rico, every Saturday, the Marketplace is open 8:00 a.m. to noon sells fresh produce, handcrafted jewelry, Watkins products, home-baked good and other local products. The Saturday Marketplace is located at the Storage Plaza on West Frontage Rd. For more information, please call the Produce Depot at (520) 619-9456.