Montezuma Pass & Coronado National Memorial
First Spanish entry into US by the Conquistadors!
Recommended by: Diane Perkins
There is a model house of the Indians and swords and armor that are real from the knight days, and you can try on all the armor and helmets too!
This visitor center is also an exhibit/memorial for Coronado's Spanish Conquistador explorations of az in 1540. Kids will love it! There are some authentic armor and weapons on display with a short film about the Conquistador’s. There are numerous photos, sketches and drawings - to include a neat photo wall of animals and wildlife photographed right in the area (Mountain lions are seen at times drinking from the fountain in the gardens.)
Jacob’s favorite part of this small exhibit was the ‘treasure chest’ that had complete chain mail, clothes and helmets that you could actually try on (3 sets for 3 people at a time!), Makes for some great family photos! There is a nice picnic area across the road from the visitor center. Tables, grills, shade, water - but bring your own wood or charcoal.
Jacob: The sun goes down here through the clouds - the sun was shooting out like God made it. Very pretty view - there was views both ways! There is neat cactus and Dr. Suess trees with flowers on them.
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|Jacob Tip: You can see a long way from up here, even into Mexico, but not the cities or people - just the scenery.|
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