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Heritage Tourism

Explore the region's heritage lodging, destinations, and food traditions offered by our Heritage Business members.  Explore more!    

Explore the heritage destinations of the Santa Cruz Valley with our updated interactive heritage tourism mapguide.

The Heritage Experiences of the Santa Cruz Valley map and brochure identifies heritage destinations throughout the Santa Cruz Valley. The Heritage Map is the first of its kind, highlighting various heritage destinations that tie into the ten distinctive themes or stories of the proposed National Heritage Area. 

Residents and visitors alike can use the map to experience sky islands and desert seas, streams in the desert, bird habitats and migration routes, Native American lifeways, desert farming, ranching traditions, the Spanish and Mexican frontier, remnants of mining booms, U.S. military posts on the Mexico border, and the U.S.-Mexico border culture.   

Maps are currently available at the local Visitors Centers throughout the Santa Cruz Valley, as well as the administration offices of each jurisdiction.  For more information or to learn where you can get a copy of the Heritage Map, email the Heritage Alliance at

Day Trips: For a sample itinerary to heritage attractions, visit the Tucson Visitor Center or Arizona Heritage Traveler.

Tourism information: 
Tucson Visitor Center 
Souther Arizona Attractions Alliance 
Arizona Office of Tourism
Arizona Heritage Traveler
Arizona Humanities Council 
Tucson Arizona Travel & Vacation Guide