Arizona Folklore Preserve
Cowboy Poetry, Working Cabin Museum and Mountain trails.
Recommended by: Milena Vari
There is a little olden house that you can go in and see all the stuff from back in the olden days - Old Leo is there to tell you all about it - and he knows some funny stories too! Then there is a singing cowboy who plays the guitar and tells funny jokes and you can watch him. The new building has a giant tree growing through the floor of the deck - and I saw humming birds sitting on branches in the tree.
The host is Rose, a well dressed, bubbly Hungarian woman who seems to know everybody in town. She can, on occasion, be coaxed on stage to share a poem.
The regular entertainer is none other than Dolan Ellis - Arizona's Official State Balladeer. As Jacob said "It's an olden Cowboy show" - where the balladeer sings and tells stories of historical AZ, in a neat, cozy and air conditioned setting. As the artist-in-residence Dolan performs one weekend a month and very talented guest artists entertain on the remaining weekends (see their website for current info). You'll see musicians, singers, storytellers and poets and learn about the culture and heritage of Arizona, making this the perfect place for locals to take visitors.
There is a bookstore where you can pick up the artist's CDs, books and other gift items. Bring your camera and binoculars (and even a picnic lunch) as the scenery is gorgeous: a forested canopy shades the canyon and hundreds of birds, wild turkeys and deer call this area home. The facilities and grounds are also available for company retreats, parties and weddings.
Be sure to poke around the old 1920's ranch house - The Moffett House - it is original to the property and tells much of the canyons history in its story.
56 East Folklore Trail, Hereford AZ 85615
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|Jacob Tip: There are so many varieties of birds in the canyons of the Huachuca Mountains it would be fun to bring a birding book with you and see how many you can find.|
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