Arivaca, AZ




Home to Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and Arivaca Lake, Arivaca is a small unincorporated community about 60-65 miles south of Tucson, in Pima County. The area  is surrounded by mountains and ranch country with beautiful rolling hillsides of desert grasslands and mesquite trees. Located near old Ruby Mine, the area is of rich geological significance and abundant in a diverse array of resident and migratory birds, and wildlife. The town and its surrounding region has a few shops and galleries, restaurants and lodging facilities. It’s definitely worth a trip to this region, even if it’s just for a scenic drive, especially if you are visiting Saguaro National Park, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Madera Canyon or Tucson.

Local & Regional Highlights include: Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (approx. 34 miles), Tumacacori National Historical Park (approx. 37 miles), Titan Missile Museum (approx. 38 miles), Madera Canyon (approx. 47 miles), Mission San Xavier Del Bac (approx. 55 miles), Peña Blanca Lake (approx. 56 miles), Patagonia Lake State Park (approx. 63 miles), Saguaro National Park (approx. 65 miles), Kitt Peak National Observatory (approx. 73 miles), Kartchner Caverns State Park (approx. 95 miles), Picacho Peak State Park (approx. 95 miles), Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (approx. 125 miles), Coronado National Memorial (approx. 130 miles), Chiricahua National Monument (approx. 155 miles), Fort Bowie National Historic Site (approx. 150 miles).


Nearby Towns / Cities include: Sasabe (approx. 24 miles), Amado (25 miles), Green Valley & Sahuarita (approx. 33 miles), Tubac (approx. 33 miles), Nogales AZ & MX (approx. 55 miles), Tucson (approx. 65 miles), Patagonia (approx. 65 miles), Elgin & Sonoita (approx. 80 miles), Benson (approx. 85 miles), Tombstone (approx. 110 miles), Sierra Vista (approx. 115 miles), Willcox (approx. 125 miles), Bisbee (approx. 135 miles), Phoenix (approx. 175 miles).


Nearest Airports include: Tucson International Airport (approx. 60 miles), and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (approx. 170 miles).

Attractions and activities near to National Parks and public lands.

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Date Park Established 1990
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