AZ Nature

Come On Over to Stay Under Canvas

Come On Over to Stay Under Canvas

Imagine an adventure where camping upon the layers of mountainous views from the Rincons was possible without having to put up a tent and roll out sleeping bags. Wouldn’t you rather stay in a glorified tent, not one for the Learn more
Birdwatching Exploration at Tanque Verde Ranch

Birdwatching Exploration at Tanque Verde Ranch

Birdwatching is a common hobby among many cities, states, and countries—and believe it or not, right here at Tanque Verde Ranch. Whether you enjoy taking a leisurely look here and there or tracking birds hardcore with binoculars and a checklist, Learn more
Javelinas at Tanque Verde Ranch

Javelinas at Tanque Verde Ranch

  It is an exciting but not uncommon site to see when a pack of javelinas stroll across the Tanque Verde Ranch. Most commonly seen in the later evening of the Cowboy Cookout down at the Cottonwoods Grove on Wednesday Learn more
Meet Rick at The Nature Center

Meet Rick at The Nature Center

The Nature Center is a hidden gem of  Tanque Verde Ranch. With one of our naturalists, experience the desert’s most exciting discoveries of creatures that crawl, slither, run, and soar across the arid terrain.  Marcia, Janys, Carl, and Rick are available to Learn more
Top 5 Things To Know About Prickly Pear

Top 5 Things To Know About Prickly Pear

Who knew there was so much to learn about a simple little Prickly Pear Cactus?  From its blooms, to its flowers, to its fruit, and to being on a harvesting team – Prickly Pears are one of the most deliciously Learn more
Western Wellness

Western Wellness

The desire for wellness; mental and physical, has been on a constant rise since early 2015. People turn to healthy diet, exercise, nature and adventure to free their mind and body from stress. This is a trend at Tanque Verde Learn more
Five Best Travel Tips into Tucson

Five Best Travel Tips into Tucson

Every now and then, everyone gets an urge to head to the ranch. You get your mind and heart set on it, check availability on the website, look at all the great things to do, and then—you look at plane flights! Learn more
Queen of the Night: The Night Blooming Cereus

Queen of the Night: The Night Blooming Cereus

The Queen of the Night: The Night Blooming Cereus Southern Arizona is one of the only locations in the U.S. of the rare night-blooming cereus. This desert flower only blooms for a short period of time which makes it a Learn more
The Desert Museum and Old Tucson

The Desert Museum and Old Tucson

There are a handful of activities to participate in outside of The Ranch that you may not know about. These locations are full of rich southwestern history to broaden your knowledge of Tucson, Arizona while having fun with your family. Learn more
Western Wellness at TVR

Western Wellness at TVR

Vacation is a time to improve your mental and physical health by escaping the routine of your daily life to liven things up. What better way to add adventure to your vacation than taking a trip to a traditional Arizona Learn more
New Winter Activities

New Winter Activities

Fun, traditional, and engaging—these are a few words that describe the new activities at Tanque Verde Ranch this season.  The Ranch does an excellent job and channeling the roots of its origin, and continues to do so by bringing in Learn more
Geodes: The History Within The Stone

Geodes: The History Within The Stone

Geodes have been a phenomenon in the geological world for years. These rocks that are formed over millions of years look like every other rock on the outside, but on the inside lays a beautiful collection of crystals. Native to Learn more