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Hummingbird Capital of the US

An August 2004 trip to Sierra Vista by Barb B

Hummingbird Capital Photo, Sierra Vista, Arizona More Photos
Quote: Whether it’s your nature to explore centuries-old history, trek across breathtaking wilderness, or tour local wine festivals, Sierra Vista will provide vivid memories. Old Mexico is just minutes away, legendary Tombstone is practically next door and Bisbee, with its gilded age of copper mining, is just down the road.

Hummingbird Capital of the US

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Overview

Hummingbird Capital Photo, Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Whether it’s your nature to explore centuries-old history, trek across breathtaking wilderness, or tour local wine festivals, Sierra Vista will provide vivid memories. Arizona Folklore Preserve--Features live performances by Arizona's folk musicians. (Reservations are a must!) Fort Huachuca Military Reservation--Founded in 1877, has played a key role in the settlement of Southeastern Arizona. The Fort is the home of the famed black regiment, the Buffalo Soldiers and the 4th US Cavalry Regiment. The Military Intelligence Museum and the Historic Museum are both worth seeing. Ramsey Canyon Preserve--The hummingbird migra...Read More

Daisy Mae’s Stronghold

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Restaurant

Daisy Mae’s Stronghold Photo, Sierra Vista, Arizona
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We were seated in one of the "brothel cribs," under the watchful eye of Taza--the oldest son of the Indian Chief Cochise. One might assume we were attending a performance at a local dinner theatre--but not the case, we were enjoying dinner at one of America’s Top 25 steakhouses,-- Daisy Mae’s Stronghold. The building is one of the oldest in Southern Arizona and started its days as a trading post in the 1870’s. Late in the 1800's it became a brothel for the soldiers stationed nearby at Fort Huachuca. In its day, it served as a Post Office, General Store and Stagecoach Stop before taking on its current status as a restaurant in the early 1940’s. Me...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 20, 2004

Daisy Mae’s Stronghold
332 N Garden Avenue
Sierra Vista, Arizona
(520) 452-8099

Bada Bings Ristorante Italiano

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Restaurant

Bada Bings Ristorante Italiano Photo, Sierra Vista, Arizona
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With Vinnie in the kitchen and Tony at the bar, you’d expect to see the rest of the Soprano family somewhere in the background at a place named Bada Bings! Actually, it’s not Vinnie in the kitchen (it’s usually Chris,) and the bartender’s name is Nick. This unpretentious family-owned restaurant was recognized as Sierra Vista’s Best Italian Restaurant for 2004. Located in the town of Hereford, Bada Bing’s is just 8 miles south of the city of Sierra Vista. Background music ranges from Andrea Bocelli to Frank Sinatra, with a bit of Tony Bennett thrown in for good measure. Painted wall murals provide reminders of the hill towns we frequently visit in Ital...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 7, 2005

Bada Bings Ristorante Italiano
7156 S. Hwy. 92
Sierra Vista, Arizona
(520) 803-0241

Fort Huachuca Museums

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Attraction

Fort Huachuca Museums Photo, Sierra Vista, Arizona
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How do you say Huachuca? Fort Huachuca is situated at the foot of the Huachuca Mountains. The name comes from an obscure Indian dialect which, loosely translated, describes a place of thunder. Today the home of the US Army and Military Intelligence Command, the fort was established in 1877 to subdue the raiding Apaches and their leader Geronimo. Before entering the fort, you must stop at the visitors’ center, located at the main gate. Here, you will need to identify yourself and receive a visitor’s pass for your vehicle. Maps and historical information are provided here as well. A life-sized sculpture of a Buffalo Soldier greets you as...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 11, 2004

Fort Huachuca Museums
Fort Huachuca
Sierra Vista, Arizona

About the Writer

Barb B

Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona

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