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. For further information also see our Links page.
Bisbee
Bisbee


Kartchner Caverns State Park
Kartchner Caverns State Park

Kartchner Caverns

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. Advanced reservations are highly 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.

Old Pearce
Old Pearce

Shopping

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 Prickly Pear Emporium. The Old Pearce General Store, built in 1896 is on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Benson/Willcox

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.

Texas Canyon
Texas Canyon

There are several antique stores in Willcox worth checking out.

Tombstone

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.

Bisbee

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.

Scenic Drives

Middle March Pass
Middle March Pass

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.