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9 Best Things To Do In Nogales, Arizona - Updated 2020

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Nogales is a small city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Located right on the US-Mexico border, Nogales is a major port for import of items from Mexico. Read on to discover all this city has to offer you.

1. Pimeria Alta Museum

Pimeria Alta Museum

The Pimeria Alta History Museum is located on Grand Avenue, just one block north of what is known as the DeConcini Port of Entry. The museum is in a historic building itself, which was once the Nogales City Hall and Jail. The museum is complete with a lot of interesting information and exhibits that are related to the rich history of Santa Cruz County and the Battle of Ambos Nogales. Entry to this museum is free (although they do accept donations). In addition to this, the museum offers activities throughout the year including its annual tour of historic Nogales homes.

Pimeria Alta Museum

Address: 136 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621, USA

Website: Pimeria Alta Museum

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2. Nogales-SCC Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Tourism Center


At the Nogales Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Center, visitors can learn about what to do in this beautiful natural region. Particularly great for birders, Nogales and its surroundings are known to be a stopover for migrating birds. In addition, the stunning Santa Rita Mountains provide a backdrop to any tours throughout the city.

Nogales-SCC Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Tourism Center

Address: 123 W Kino Park Pl, Nogales, AZ 85621, USA

Website: Nogales-SCC Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Tourism Center

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3. Oasis Cinema

As the name suggests, this is a cinema showing the latest flicks offers specially priced combo snacks & adult beverages for sale. So when you are in Nogales and want to catch the latest movie, head to Oasis Cinema!

Oasis Cinema

Address: 240 West Roper Road, Nogales, AZ 85621, USA

Website: Oasis cinema

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4. Sacred Heart Parish


Sacred Heart Parish is a Catholic church in Nogales Arizona. This Roman Catholic church serves Santa Cruz County, AZ. Do check the mass timings before you head there.

Sacred Heart Parish

Address: 272 N Rodriguez St, Nogales, AZ 85621, USA

Website: Sacred Heart Parish

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5. Historic Santa Cruz County Courthouse

Historic Santa Cruz County Courthouse

Built in 1904, the historic Santa Cruz County Courthouse is made from tufa stone that was quarried locally. The courthouse was used by the city of Nogales and Santa Cruz County, before the county moved to a new complex. The courthouse is a prominent building that is located on Morley Avenue.

Historic Santa Cruz County Courthouse

Address: 338 N Morley Ave, Nogales, Arizona 85621

Website: Historic Santa Cruz County Courthouse

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6. Paul Bond Boots


Paul Bond Boots is a company that handcrafts fine American cowboy boots with the option for purchasing bespoke boots with custom measurements. They make some of the finest custom cowboy boots in the world. If you are looking to purchase some cowboy boots of your own, drop by Paul Bond Boots in Nogales for a fitting.

Paul Bond Boots

Address: 915 W Paul Bond Dr, Nogales, AZ 85621, USA

Website: Paul Bond Boots

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7. Hilltop Gallery

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The Hilltop Gallery was founded in 1968 and is the only permanent art collection center in this region. Visitors will find exhibits as well as educational activities that connects two cultures: U.S. and Mexico. In collaboration with the Consulates, the Piméria Alta Historical Society, and the Chamber of Commerce, the Hilltop Gallery works as a non-profit group to bring arts and culture to an underserved community.

Hilltop Gallery

Address: 730 N Hill Top Dr, Nogales, AZ 85621, USA

Website: Hilltop Gallery

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8. Patagonia Lake State Park


Patagonia Lake State Park contains the 2.5 mile (4 km) long, 250 acre (101 hectares) Patagonia Lake. This is a very popular site in southern Arizona for camping, fishing, and boating. In addition, visitors can enjoy picnics, birding, and hiking.

Patagonia Lake State Park

Address: 400 Patagonia Lake Rd, Nogales, AZ 85621, USA

Website: Patagonia Lake State Park

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9. Arizona Bol


Arizona Bol is a bowling alley in Nogales. If you are looking for a fun, family-friendly indoor activity, head directly to Arizona Bol!

Arizona Bol

Address: 784 N Morley Ave # B, Nogales, AZ 85621, USA

Website: Arizona Bol

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Visit Nogales

Located right on the US-Mexico border, Nogales is a cool city that offers visitors beautiful views and interesting cultural experiences. Nogales is the perfect jumping off point for a trip south into Mexico or north to the rest of Arizona.

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