Arivaca Things to Do

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    Go to the Arivaca Cienega

    by Basaic Updated Aug 26, 2008

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    Arivaca Cienega Sign
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    The Arivaca Cienega is a wetland associated with the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. There is between 1 and 2 miles of hiking trails and several interpretive signs telling you about the area and the wildlife you may encounter.

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    Arivaca Schoolhouse

    by Basaic Updated Apr 23, 2008

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    Arivaca Schoolhouse

    The schoolhouse at Arivaca was built in 1879 and is the oldest school still standing in the state. It is no longer used as a school; but it is the center of a lot of community activities. It was designed by Pedro Aguirre.

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    Meet the Locals

    by Basaic Updated Apr 14, 2008

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    Regan
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    One of my favorite things to do anywhere I go is to meet the locals. This is Regan Wendell a local artist. Isn't that a great smile? The second photo is of a nice freindly waitress at the Red Rooster Inn named Amber.

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    See the Ruins of the Old Saloon

    by Basaic Written Feb 29, 2008

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    Arivaca Ruins
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    In the 1880s a Mexican woman named Teresa Celaya built a 12 room saloon and Inn in Arivaca. The ruins are located next to the La Gitana Cantina and are listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

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    Arivaca Cienega: Picnic Area

    by Basaic Updated Aug 26, 2008

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    Picnic Area

    Near the entrance there are a few picnic tables. There are three main places in Arivaca to get food and drinks: The Arivaca Mercantile; La Gitana Cantina; and the Red Rooster Inn.

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    Historic Home

    by Basaic Written May 8, 2008

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    This building was built in 1879 as a hotel. During the Mexican Revolution it served as a clinic and the living quarters for the cavalry doctors stationed in town. It is now a private residence.

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    Arivaca Human Resources Office

    by Basaic Written May 8, 2008

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    The Arivaca Human Resources Office is located in this building which is another home built before 1900.

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    Caviglia's Cafe

    by Basaic Written May 8, 2008

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    Former Caviglia's Cafe

    In the 1930s this building was called Caviglia's Cafe and was a rather wild dancehall. It is now a private residence.

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    Perez and Sons Tire Company

    by Basaic Written May 8, 2008

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    Perez and Sons Tire Company

    The building housing the Perez and Sons Tire Company was a gas station, one of the few in the area up to the 50s. One point of interest here is the old-style gas pump named "El Tejano".

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    Arivaca Cienega: Viewers

    by Basaic Written Apr 17, 2008

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    Viewers

    There is a raised platform with some free viewers located by the biggest body of water in the cienega.

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    Arivaca Cienega: Wetland

    by Basaic Written Apr 17, 2008

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    Marshy Area With Cattails

    The Arivaca Cienega is fed by seven springs and a number of year-round creeks. This forms a unique area for this part of Arizona. In this photo you can see a marshy area to include cattails.

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    Arivaca Cienega: Trail and Boardwalk

    by Basaic Written Apr 17, 2008

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    Paved Part of Trail
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    A short part of the trail is paved and is wheelchair accessible. There is also a boardwalk over the wetter parts of the trail.

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