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  • Gloria M
    2 contributions
    Before exploring Nogales you have to stop in the Chamber of Commerce. It is a beautiful place. But beyond that, Fernanda and Olivia will give you a valuable information of the best places to go based on your time availability.
    Written July 30, 2023
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  • Gary B
    Prescott, AZ213 contributions
    Pimeria Alta Museum offers a condensed, but thorough, look at various aspects of the history of Nogales, AZ-from its relationship with its sister city, across the border to the experiences of the Buffalo Soldiers who were stationed nearby.
    The enthusiastic trio of docents offered personal insights into life in this small, but complex community.
    Written March 5, 2023
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  • 2-Lane-Traveler
    Savage, MN952 contributions
    Beautiful Hispanic Catholic Church, both inside and out. We attempt to stop at every Catholic church or mission we encounter.
    Written March 9, 2020
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  • SharonandJuan
    Tucson81 contributions
    In 2010, we had stopped in on a whim to explore this odd building with some friends after a day trip in southern AZ. The rough exterior decor of the winery belied its inside cozyiness with unexpected warmth and friendliness of the owner / bartender / story teller. The inside was dark and cavernlike filled with a hodgepodge of dusty antiques that gave one the sense of a long lost ruin just discovered by our litle troup. As we rounded the interior path like corridor piled high with items of every discription we found a couple snuggled around a fireplace in the corner of the room and the owner already pouring glasses for each of us in our party with samples from a case at the bar. We waved us in with a greeting like that of a friend we hadn't seen in years and he passed us wine glasses as we made it to the barstools. The samples flowed freely as did questions and answers of himself and his winerie's history. Spent our time and money there with almost 2 full cases leaving with us and a invitation to return anytime. He was truly proud of his wines and his colorful personality and gernerous prices made our end of day a memory will tell all our friends about that they should stop by and visit this really unique spot that is not a typical expected winery setting. Its not all shine and gloss, it's more like visiting the family's favorite eccentric uncle's home secret basement and all the stuff he ever collected. Unfortunately, we heard it had burned down but has been rebuilt so the place may now be different, but I am sure the wines are just as fantastic as I remember. I held onto the last bottle of wine from our case when I heard of the fire just in case it was to be may last taste of those wines. I am axiously planning our next trip as I know I can now finally enjoy my last bottle. His wines are only available at that location and are not even shipped. The couple in the corner near the fire had driven from Phoenix to restock themselves with several cases and were enjoying some of theirs before their return trip which I also believe is well worth the time.
    Written November 17, 2012
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  • Ray H
    San Saba, TX70 contributions
    A great example of different types of county courthouses..........all different and fascinating. Worth seeing if you are interested in this type of history and architecture.
    Written February 11, 2020
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  • bajaarizonat
    Tubac, AZ32 contributions
    I regularly take my tour guests to this site, amazing and solemn feeling to see the many wars that Santa Cruz County men and women fought in to defend our country. Truly worth seeing.
    Written February 16, 2017
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  • NogalesAZ
    Nogales, AZ3 contributions
    The Nogales City Library is an architectural gem in the heart of downtown Nogales. Designed by Arizona's renowned Bennie Gonzales, it was his first commissioned work as an architect, and received an award from the American Institute of Architects. The little park in front of the library plays off a child's imagination with an oversized book and a fun dinosaur monument. We take our children to the weekly story time, check out media, and use the public computers.
    Written August 7, 2014
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  • rdsm77
    Tucson, AZ406 contributions
    Don't believe the nonsense you see on tv. Nogales is NOT a war zone. The American side is literally a quiet small town other than the bit of border traffic. Very little violence. I've never felt unsafe there.

    I've crossed into Mexico at both Deconcini and Morley. Going into Mexico you just walk right through. No problem. Going back is another story. I've heard there can be extremely long waits, but I've been to Nogales twice this year (2019) and neither was too bad. Maybe half hour in line at the most. Both times I crossed in the afternoon at Deconcini. Morley may be shorter.

    I do not recommend driving across the border. Park in one of the lots right as the freeway goes around the curve into town and ends. I highly recommend OK Corral. It is an extremely small lot, costs $5, but for some reason I was a distracted idiot and left my keys IN THE CAR unlocked. Unbelievable. The guy manning the lot noticed after I left and held onto my keys for me. Totally trustworthy. There are cheaper lots, but I will always use him. It's directly across the street from Burger King. About a block away from the border. If you take Business 19 and drive through town, there are parking meters, but they only take coins. Don't expect a fancy meter that takes credit cards.

    My prescription drugs now fall under a ridiculously high deductible so I've started going to Mexico to buy them. Haven't needed to do that since the 90s when I had no insurance at all. I recommend La Plaza Farmacia on the Mexico side for prescription drugs. When entering Mexico from Deconcini, go south through the plaza and when you hit the first street (Campillo), it will be on the right at 42 Campillo. If coming from Morley and taking the pedestrian bridge, you can see it on your left as you come down at Campillo. English is not a problem there. Ask for Robert.

    Yeah, you'll be hassled on the street by people trying to sell you stuff. Just politely say no thank you and move on. They don't follow you or grab you. Back in the 90s hordes of small children would hassle you. It's not like that anymore. Completely safe. I actually buy something each time from the guy directly across the street from La Plaza Farmacia. Figure I'm helping the local economy.

    I also like having something in my hand to show CBP to look touristy rather than just someone buying prescriptions. Granted, my meds are legal and strictly for personal use, but I still don't like being hassled. They've never searched my bags or purse. Just look at my passport and take a picture. Maybe ask what you were doing and where you're going. This is when I hold up my touristy item (I bought a metal donkey!!). Generally they laugh and wave me along. No problem.
    Written June 18, 2019
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