Boating, Fishing, and Hunting
Pena Blanca Lake and Patagonia Lake State Park offer tranquil fishing and boating experiences for individuals and families alike. The mountainour regions around Nogales lend themselves well to hunting all sorts of small and medium sized game.
Arizona Bol Lanes is an independently owned family bowling center locared in Nogales, Arizona. With 16 lanes of modern bowling, 2 pool tables in our billiards lounge and an arcade. Also located throughout the center are multi-screen audio/video music and sports viewing. Our mission is to provide a quality bowling experience so that our bowling guest and their families enjoy themselves and will return often.
Two golf courses in Santa Cruz County are sure to challenge your game while providing breathtaking views of the rivers, mountains, and wildlife.
Nogales and Santa Cruz County was the getaway home for movie stars like John Wayne, Stewart Granger, and Jean Simmons, and many more. There are a variety of places of interest to visit in the area for film buffs. In fact, more than 120 major motion pictures have been filmed in Nogales and Santa Cruz County, in addition to countless independent and documentary films. The following is just a small list of movies filmed by location in and around Nogales and Santa Cruz County. Not all areas are open to the public. Please check availability before entering.
Enjoy a variety of museums on both sides of the border offering interpretations of local art, history, and culture.
Nogales, Arizona has long been a destination shopping spot for visitors from south of the border while Americans have relished in the curio shopping and price haggling available in Nogales, Sonora. Paul Bond Boots has made custom boots for well known actors, singers, and others for decades.
Nogales and the surrounding area is a “Dark Skies” area thanks in part to the Fred Whipple Observatory located in the Santa Rita Mountains. Dark skies provide brilliant stargazing opportunities year round.
Start your expedition of the Historic Anza Trail from Nogales to the San Francisco Bay area. Begin at the 1904 Courthouse in downtown, stop at Las Lagunas on Country Club Drive, continue north through Rio Rico to the Tumacacori National Historical Park, and finally end up at the Tubac Presidio State Historical Park. The entire drive with stops can be done in a few hours, or spend an entire day biking or hiking the trail.