Top 11 unique things to do in Nogales, Arizona

Visit the Tumacácori National Historical Park

This park is home to the ruins of a 17th-century Franciscan mission. You can hike the trails, explore the ruins, and learn about the history of the mission.

Go birding at the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

This preserve is home to over 300 species of birds. You can hike the trails, go birdwatching, or take a guided tour.

Hike to the top of Elephant Hill

This hill offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding mountains. The hike is about 2 miles long and is moderate in difficulty.

Visit the Nogales International Butterfly Garden

This garden is home to over 3,000 butterflies from all over the world. You can walk through the garden, learn about butterflies, and even release a butterfly into the wild.

Take a drive on the Coronado Trail Scenic Byway

This byway winds through the mountains and offers stunning views of the desert landscape.

Go wine tasting at the Sonoita Vineyards

This vineyard is located in the Sonoita Valley and produces award-winning wines.

Visit the Patagonia Museum

This museum is home to exhibits on the history and culture of Patagonia, AZ. You can learn about the town's mining history, its Native American heritage, and its natural history.

Go hiking or biking in the Patagonia Mountains

The Patagonia Mountains offer a variety of hiking and biking trails. You can find trails for all skill levels, from easy to challenging.

Visit the Patagonia Arts Center

This center is home to a variety of art galleries, studios, and theaters. You can take a class, attend a performance, or simply browse the galleries.

Have a picnic at the Patagonia Lake State Park

This park is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. You can go swimming, fishing, boating, or simply have a picnic.

Go stargazing at the Patagonia Mountain Observatory

This observatory is located on top of Mount Hopkins and offers stunning views of the night sky. You can take a tour of the observatory, learn about astronomy, and do some stargazing.