Other Attractions & Shopping
There are many other attractions within an hour or less drive from Cochise Stronghold. Bisbee is a little further, and hour and a quarter away, but well worth a visit.
Considered one of the top ten caves in the world, is less than an hour away, just a few miles south of Benson on Hwy. 90. Reservations are recommended.
The Amerind Foundation
In Texas Canyon, just off exit 318 from I10, is only 30 minutes away. This museum features a collection of American Indian artifacts. The magnificent adobe buildings are a wonderful example of southwestern architecture. The gift store is also good.
Ghost Town of Pearce
We recommend a short trip to Old Pearce, just 20 minutes away. Unique pottery is made at Old Pearce Pottery. A nice selection of gifts can be found at Marcia’s Garden (Goat Milk Soap Shop) and Prickly Pear Emporium. The Old Pearce General Store, built in 1896 is on the National Register of Historic Buildings.
Singing Winds Bookshop is a most unique book store located 2 miles north of town in a ranch house run by Winn Bundy, a rancher/librarian. With up to 150,000 books concentrated on the SouthWest and Western Americana, it’s a fabulous place for readers to visit.
In Willcox there are several wonderful antique stores and lots of excellent wine tasting.
The historic western town of Tombstone has too many shops to list, but this is a great town to shop for fashionable western wear, we like it especially for great hats.
Antique stores, art galleries abound and a good bookstore. In our opinion, Bisbee also has some of the best restaurants in Cochise County, especially Café Roka and Rosa’s Little Italy. Bisbee is also a fun place at night, with St. Elmo’s Bar on Brewery Avenue leading the way with a “happening music scene”, great entertainers not limited to the wild assortment of characters, local and visitors alike.
Drive slowly because you’ll see more wildlife, not that you’ll want to go too fast as you enjoy the high desert scenery and scout for “photo-ops”. A popular loop is the drive to the Chiricahua National Monument, then back through Dos Cabezas. The drive to Bisbee is also beautiful. For the more adventurous, the drive to or from Tombstone over Middle March pass is one of spectacular beauty, be forewarned it is quite remote and rugged.