Things to Do While Visiting The Gadsden
Clear skies and an altitude of 4,098 feet create the perfect backdrop for outdoor sports and recreation. Tennis, golf, swimming, horseback riding and shuffleboard are just a few of the activities available in the City of Douglas. In areas nearby, hunters always find their share of deer, bear, mountain lion, dove and javalina.
While the Gadsden is in the heart of Douglas Arizona, Douglas is in the heart of Sun Country. Located in Arizona's Southern Plateau region, this healthful city boasts sunshine 86% of all daylight hours. Average temperatures range from between 80 and 46 degrees with evenings cool both summer and winter. The humidity? Always nice and low.
Cochise Community College offers an exceptional schedule of cultural and educational events open to the public. Two movie theatres and an art musuem, along with a constant influx of theatre groups, choirs, orchestras, and bands at the Gadsden Hotel, provide enjoyable entertainment to the Douglas Community throughout the year.
Rich in historical lore, Cochise County offers a real taste of the Old West only miles from the Gadsden Hotel. You won't want to miss:
Agua Prieta - Minutes from Douglas, just across the Mexican border, where the spice and colorful South-of-the-Border intrigue abounds.
The Copper Queen Mine Tour - In Bisbee, the mile-high copper boom town.
The Lavender Pit - A gigantic, but inactive open pit copper mine on the outskirts of Bisbee.
Tombstone - "The Town Too Tough To Die" where the OK Corral, Bird Cage Theatre, Boothill Cemetery, and Crystal Palace Saloon stand, monuments to days gone by.
Rucker Canyon - A favorite campsite in the pines for nature lovers.
Cochise Stronghold - A granite fortress used as a hideout by Apache warrior, Cochise. Now it's a beautiful recreation site.
Gleeson & Paradise - Now ghost towns; once the scenes of violent clashes between cattle rustlers and lawmen.
Just a mile from the Gadsden Hotel lies the International Boundary Line that seperates Arizona from Old Mexico.
No Passports or visas are needed to cross over the Mexican Border into the quaint town of Agua Prieta . Many people enjoy an interesting excursion to the excellent curio shops in Agua Prieta for souvenirs and duty-free items.
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