Patagonia Travel Guide

  • Patagonia
    by Africancrab
  • Patagonia
    by Africancrab
  • Patagonia
    by Africancrab

Patagonia Things to Do

  • Patagonia United Methodist Church

    The only Religious building I went to in Patagonia. It is easy to see it on McKeown street next to Richardson Park.

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  • Mesquite Grove Gallery

    I'm an art collector and do enjoy visiting galleries in different destinations I travel to. While in Patagonia recently, I made a stop at the Mesquite Gallery. I was attracted by the art pieces in the compound and the 300 year old Oak tree in the yard. The Gallery is unique with unique pieces. I did not buy anything though as I was on my way to...

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  • Patagonia Butterfly Garden

    Well known by Birdwatchers as a destination of choice, Patagonia is also known for having different species of butterflies. During warmers months different species of butterflies migrate to Patagonia, so the city has dedicated a garden to the colorful butterflies. The garden was started in 1996 by a group of volunteers who fund raised from the...

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  • Patagonia Memorial Garden

    Located right at the Patagonia city center, across from Gathering Grounds Cafe is the Patagonia Memorial Garden. It is a very small garden with a few desert plants and a bench dedicated to Goldie Crossett. The garden is dedicated to all citizens of Patagonia and Sonoita Valley

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  • John Ward's Ranch Historic Site

    Right below the Telles Family Shrine is a Historic Site Plaque. The Plaque is of John Ward's ranch; a pioneer rancher who established a ranch here in 1858. On the plaque is a summary history of what took place on the ranch including the kidnapping of Ward's step son by Apache Indians. The conflict between the Indians led to the infamous conflict...

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  • Telles Family Shrine

    There are many roadside Shrines in Arizona. The Shrines are not tourist attractions but rather religious sites and should be respected as such. As you leave Patagonia city center and head towards Nogales on Highway 82, there is a shrine to the left etched into the rock. There are stairs that take you up to the actual site.This shrine was erected by...

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  • Paton's Hummingbird Haven

    When one talks of bird watcher's paradise, this place is worth mentioning. So many birds and quite a bird genius guide to help you understand the birds here. I got into liking hummingbirds because my friend Judy is such a hummingbird lover and I got hooked just like that. They are such small birds and it seems they are continuously flapping their...

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  • Hiking Santa Rita Mountain Trail

    I'm an avid hiker, so naturally I look for trails and destinations to hike. This is one of my favorite trails this side of Arizona. The views are breathtaking and terrain is wonderful. Located along Gardner Canyon Road to Rock Creek Canyon. I have hiked from the Southern trailhead which starts at Gardner Canyon road and goes up yo Kentucky camp....

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  • Sonoita Creek state Natural Area

    It is right next to the Patagonia Lake State park and within hiking distance. For the nature lover, this is a great place to see nature; the Humming birds, the endangered Gila Topminnow and rare birds. It has great hiking trails as well as horse trails. Its semi desert grassland makes for a perfect hiking terrain

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  • Patagonia Public Library

    When one travels, sometimes information is necessary and the best place to get it in Patagonia is at the Library or the Visitor Center. The Public library has computers that can be used if one wished to communicate electronically.Opened Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. On Saturdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm only.

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  • Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

    This is a great stop while in Patagonia; even though it says Patagonia - Sonoita, it is really located in Patagonia. Located in the floodplains of the Santa Rita Mountains, in the Sonoita Creek washshed. It contains the first two miles of the Sonoita Creek which flows healthily during the rainy season.The reason it was designated a preserve is...

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  • Patagonia Fall Festival

    he Busted Cowboys who are the local favorite band played timeless favorites by Hank Williams, Gene Autry and Willie Nelson. This is a no fee event so we did not have a problem walking right in. As we walked the festival grounds, we stopped at many of the art stands especially the Native American ones: I particularly loved the rugs, which cost a...

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  • Richardson Park

    This is a great park for children and family time. It is right across the street from the main park. I took my daughter there often because she was as pupil at the Patagonia Montessori school.It has a sand pit, sitting benches and table, and play sets for the children to play.

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  • Bird Watching

    Bird watching has become one of the most expensive recreational activities internationally; this is because it is a one of a kind thing to do and people who do it invest a lot of time in doing so. There are many species of birds at the Patagonia Lake State Park. It is a bird watchers paradise in Arizona.I have seen bird watcher camp at the lake for...

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  • Patagonia Lake

    The lake was created as a result of damming of the Sonoita Creek. It measures 250 acres in surface area and two and a half miles long. It is popular for a variety of recreational activities including fishing, water skiing, boating, canoeing, kayaking etc. It is a natural habitat for birds and fish like bluegill, catfish, crappie and troutDuring...

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  • Patagonia Lake State Park

    The Park was established in 1975 and is on of Arizona's hidden treasures. Hidden in the rolling hills it is the idea place for great outdoor recreation for the whole family. The lake provides for water sports, while the extended park offers a campground, that overlooks the lake.If you like fishing, you will be delighted to get some trout. The fish...

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  • Visit Nearby Patagonia Lake State Park

    Patagonia Lake State Park and the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area are just a short distance west of the town of Patagonia. For more information see my Patagonia Lake State Park Page.

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  • Visit the Shrine

    Located in the same pulloff as the Historical Plaque about the Ward Ranch, is a small shrine built into the rock. The shrine was built by Juanita and Juan Telles in the early 1940s. They vowed to keep the candles burning in return for the safe return of their son from World War 2. The son returned safe. All the family members have since died or...

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  • Historic Plaque

    In 1858, John Ward built a ranch near the towns of Patagonia and Sonoita. In 1861 Indians kidnapped his Mexican Stepson Felix. The local US military mistakenly blamed the kidnapping on the Eastern Chiricahua Apaches, which led to the infamous Bascom Affair, where 2LT Bascom, during a negotiation with Cochise decided to hold several Chiricahua...

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  • Relax in City Park

    The Patagonia City Park stretches for several blocks in the area between Highway 82 and McKeown Avenue. There are shade trees, picnic areas, the butterfly garden, picnic tables and a barbecue pit or two. A nice place to relax after a day of naturewatching or hiking.

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  • See the Historic Patagonia Depot

    Patagonia got a big boost in 1882 when a rail line from Mexico to Tucson ran through the town. The historic depot was built shortly thereafter. When a more direct line was built the line through Patagonia was abandoned in stages from 1926 to 1962. The depot now houses the Patagonia City Hall.

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Patagonia Hotels

  • Stage Stop Inn

    303 West Mckeown Avenue, Patagonia, Arizona, 85624, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center

    686 Harshaw Rd, Patagonia, Arizona, 85624, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Duquesne House

    357 Duquesne Ave., Box 772, Patagonia, Arizona, 85624, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Patagonia Restaurants

  • Espresso, Ice Cream, Health Food

    The Gathering Grounds is a combination coffeeshop, ice cream parlor, deli, and restaurant. They have the usual breakfast fare plus a Veggie Bagel for the health concious. Lunch tends toward soup and sandwiches with a number of healthy items. They also have a soup and a sandwich of the day. It is open 7 days a week from 7 AM to 5 PM. They also serve...

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  • Colombian & Kenyan Coffee

    This is a perfect place to grab a non fattening meal like a plate of Salad or a sandwich. I used to work at the Montessori School, so my colleague and I used to order sandwiches from the Gathering Grounds. The restaurant is also owned by a friend and colleague with whom I worked, also at the Montessori School. Jena and her husband provide great...

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  • Baseball and Good Food

    As you might guess the theme of the Home Plate Restaurant revolves around baseball. Old time baseball. There is memorabilia about "The Babe", the old Yankees and even a signed photograph of Ernie Banks. Food and service are both good too. I had a very good Ham and Cheese Omelet.

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Patagonia Shopping

  • Books and Art

    Also housed in the Patagonia Arts Gifts Cafe is the Mariposa Bookstore with a nice selection of books about the local area and history, nature books, and other selections. The bookstore is also a good stopping point for information on local attractions. Annie is a real sweet lady, too. Open Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 11 AM to...

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  • Worldwide Treasures

    The Global Arts Gallery has a nice collection of art and treasures from local artists and from locations all around the world. Adrienne, the owner is nice and friendly and interesting to talk to. She is also intelligent and well-traveled. She is constantly looking for new acquisitions for the store so the stock changes from time to time. Worth a...

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