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The Sierra Vista Destination is named after a city located in southern Arizona. Tuscon is the biggest city within the destination and offers a wide range of things to do, including horseback rides, spas, golf courses, galleries, and museums.[2] Other cities in the area include Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Rio Rico, Tombstone, and Benson. Some natural features include Mica Mountain, Mt. Lemmon, Tucson Mountain Park, Chiricahua National Monument, and Saguaro National Park. The zone stays on the warm side for the majority of the year, with the temperature ranging from 37 degrees to 93 degrees throughout the year.

What Sierra Vista is known for

Tucson is the biggest city in the Sierra Vista Destination. One of the most popular attractions in Tucson is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is 98 acres of land with a variety of species to see, including prairie dogs, coyotes, local plants, and educational exhibits. The museum has multiple trails to explore, as well as four eateries with desert views.[6] Mount Lemmon is located within the region and is known for the scenic byway. The byway goes for around 60 miles and offers the scenic desert views that Arizona has to offer.[7] 

Saguaro National Park is located within the destination and is 91,327 acres. Visitors can explore the visitors center, admire hundreds of saguaro cacti, and wander through the many trails. Saguaro National Park is an ideal spot to watch an Arizona sunset.[8] Coronado National Forest is located in Sierra Vista and is a spot where visitors can spend time hiking, exploring caves, viewing wildlife, horseback riding, and camping.[10] Sierra Vista is known for being a center for astronomy. There are various places visitors can go for public viewing and amateur astronomy.[12] 

The bests times to visit the area is typically April, May, September, and October. These months have the most pleasant weather for visitors to enjoy and lower prices on accommodations. The winter season, November through March, is the busiest time to visit the region. Many people come to the area to escape the cold winters that they are experiencing in their hometowns. The weather stays around 75 degrees during the winter months, which is an ideal temperature for many individuals.[9] 

Tucson is the home of Eegee's, which serves their famous frozen fruit drink and subs. Eegee's was founded in 1971 and now has expanded to 25 restaurants throughout Arizona. Eegee's started as a food truck that sold its products at local sporting events and eventually grew to where it is today.[11]


The Sierra Vista Destination is located in southern Arizona. Notable cities within the destination include Tucson, Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Tombstone, Wilcox, and Rio Rico. The Tohono O'odham Nation Reservation is located in the west part of the region and is an Indian reservation. Natural landmarks include Mica Mountain, Kitt Peak, Mt. Lemmon, and Chiricahua National Monument. The Sierra Vista Destination has warm weather for the majority of the year. The hottest season lasts from May to September, with an average temperature of 86 degrees. The average high of the year is 93 degrees. November through February are the cooler months throughout the year, with an average temperature of 66 degrees. The coldest day of the year gets down to around 37 degrees, with a high of 59 degrees. The best time to visit Sierra Vista based on weather would be early May to late June and from late August to mid-October.[1] 

Agave is a plant that frequently grows in the Sierra Vista Destination. Tucson and Sierra Vista grow Arizona prickly poppies and the New Mexico fleabane, which are white daisies. Rabbitbrush or Chrysothamnus is a part of the sunflower family and grows throughout parts of the area. Rabbitbrush is a sign of a high desert climate.[3] The desert climate of the zone welcomes a wide range of wildlife, including diamondback rattlesnakes, bobcats, coyotes, white-tailed deer, mule deer, scorpions, and lizards.[4] Dairy products, cotton, lettuce, and hay are a few of the land's most-produced products. Other products include lemons, wheat, cotton lint, cantaloupe, spinach, and cauliflower.[5]


The Sierra Vista Destination gets its name from the city located in the south-central part of the region. The name Sierra Vista means "Mountain View" in Spanish. Various Sobaipuri groups first inhabited the area. Around 1854, American settlers came into the area. A saloon was opened by John and Ellen Reilly in 1892 and was one of the first businesses to open in the area. The area continued to develop, and in 1917 a post office and a store were established. 

Sierra Vista has a population of 43,888, with 73.3% of the population being White, 10.9% Black or African American, 3.6% Asian, .8% Native American, .5% Pacific Islander, 6.1% from other races, 4.9% from two or more races, and 15.8% Hispanic or Latino. Sierra Vista's major employer and driving economic force are Fort Huachuca. Fort Huachuca is a United States Army military base.[13] Sierra Vista is commonly known for being a refuge for "Snowbirds." Many individuals choose to retire in the area because of the pleasant weather.[14]

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Double Adobe Campground and Shotgun Sports

McNeal, Arizona

Double Adobe Campground and Shotgun Sports

The Double Adobe Campground and Shotgun Sports is located in McNeal, Arizona. The property has RV camping, tent camping, and a shooting range. There are 108 RV sites that guests can use year-round, as well as a designated area for tent camping. The RV spaces have full hookups with both 30 and 50 amp capabilities. Also located on the grounds of the establishment are showers, bathrooms, and a laundry facility with six washers and six dryers. Additionally, a clubhouse is available to any patron of the campground. The clubhouse has a game room and television with DVDs. The owner hopes that those who stay at the property feel like "part of the family," and welcome during their time at the campground. 

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Woody's Roundup RV Resort

Tucson, Arizona

Woody's Roundup RV Resort

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