Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca
The City of Sierra Vista is the youngest of the major communities of Cochise County, but its history is rooted in the early settlement of Arizona by its connection with Fort Huachuca. Sierra Vista has grown from a satellite community dependent on the fort to one which has a vigorous life of its own. Constantly expanding modern shopping and recreational opportunities attract shoppers, birders and nature lovers.
Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce
Sierra Vista Herald, the daily newspaper, online edition
Fort Huachuca Military Reservation
History and Folklore--Tall Tales and True
Henry F. Hauser Museum
This museum, located in the Ethel Berger Center in Sierra Vista, is dedicated to preserving and displaying items of interest pertaining to history of human culture in the greater Sierra Vista area. The Ethel Berger Center is at 2950 E. Tacoma St, Sierra Vista, (520) 417-6980, ext. 560. The museum is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm; closed on Sundays and federal holidays. The museum is frequently closed when new exhibits are being mounted, so it is wise to phone ahead before you make your visit.
Coronado National Memorial (520) 366-5515
Ramsey Canyon Preserve
From February through October, the preserve is open from 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week. From November through January hours are from 9 am to 4 pm on Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). The preserve is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days.
Fees are $5.00 per adult, $3.00 for Nature Conservancy members and Cochise County residents. This fee entitles you to unlimited admission for the following seven days provided you present your receipt on returning. Children under 16 years of age are free. The first Saturday of each month is free at Ramsey Canyon Preserve. Annual passes, and passes that allow entry into both Ramsey Canyon Preserve and Patagonia/Sonoita Creek Preserve are also available.
To reach Ramsey Canyon Preserve go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on Hwy 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road, then turn left. Parking is limited. A bookstore, open 9-4, sells books, tee shirts and other birding-related items.
Hastings Books, Music & Video
The Mall at Sierra Vista
Spur Western Wear
This map shows the relationship of the five major towns of southwest Cochise County. The red road passing through Benson is Interstate Hwy 10. See the Willcox page for a map of the northeast area of the county.
|Congratulations to Sierra Vista! Our town has been spotlighted in the nationally renowned Sunset travel and lifestyle magazine. On pages 19 and 20 of the August 2009 issue, Sierra Vista was featured as a recommended Arizona day trip. Several of our excellent local restaurants were praised, including Tanuki Sushi Bar and Garden, The Peacock Vietnamese Restaurant, and Bobke's Bread Basket. Also recommended were the Fort Museum and Hereford's Ramsey Canyon Preserve and Coronado National Memorial.|