Sahuarita is a booming residential
area and an established agricultural area.
If you are traveling south from Tucson on I-19, you will pass the
del Bac Mission on your right, and the Desert
Diamond Casino further down on your left, just before you enter
Sahuarita. The San Xavier Indian Reservation is located between
Tucson and Sahuarita. Adjacent to Sahuarita is Green Valley,
to the south. The communities of Sahuarita and Green Valley are
closely related to one another and even share a Chamber
of Commerce. It is difficult to describe one without the other.
interesting and beautiful way to visit Sahuarita,
when coming from Tucson, is to take Nogales Highway south, through
the miles and miles of Pecan trees. You will see signs for The
Green Valley Pecan Store, run by The Green
Valley Pecan Company. This is home of the world's largest
irrigated pecan orchard with over 6,000 acres. You can
buy delicious pecans at their store and all sorts of items with
pecans in them. These pecan trees grow for miles through Green
Valley down the Santa Cruz Valley. While the pictures we have
in our slide show were taken during winter, we will add pictures
when the trees are green again in the spring.
Not far after entering Sahuarita on Nogales Highway
is the turn off to beautiful Madera
Canyon. We will cover this area in the Green Valley section
of this site. You can easily get there from Sahuarita. Consider
staying at the Mi
Gatita Bed & Breakfast while you explore the canyon, or
Sahuarita was incorporated in 1994,
and the population is approximately 20,000. A new Wal-Mart Supercenter
has opened, as well as the Madera Marketplace. Construction of the
Rancho Sahuarita Marketplace will begin soon. This shopping marketplace
will have nearly 200,000 square feet of retail shopping.
interesting attraction in Sahuarita is the
Titan Missile Museum. It is the is the only publicly accessible
Titan II missile site in the nation. They offer one hour guided
tours of the missile site are offered every half-hour beginning
at 9:00 am. Non-commercial photography and video recording are permitted.
One feature that visitors will notice traveling down
I-19 is the mined mountains just to the west of Sahuarita and Green
Valley. This is part of Arizona's history and more information about
this mining operation can be found at the ASARCO
Mineral Discovery Center, located on Pima Mine Road in Sahuarita.
They will take you on a tour of an open pit copper mine and explain
the history and process of mining in Arizona.
Thanks for Visiting
Pictures/Photos of Sahuarita, AZ
A Visitors Guide to Arizona's Santa Cruz Valley