Things to do

Patagonia Opera House
Opera House

There is only one way in the scenic Santa Cruz valley to experience breathtaking, soul enriching, world class arts performances – through the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts – with its unique events steeped in rich, diverse cultural heritage.

348 Naugle Avenue

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Paton Hummingbird Center

The Tucson Audubon Society manages the Paton Center for Hummingbirds, a cozy home lot on the outskirts of the town of Patagonia where 212 bird species have been reported.

477 Pennsylvania Avenue

Open Sunrise to Sundown every day

 Sonoita Creek Preserve

Owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, the Sonoita Creek Preserve is actually one of the best bird watching havens in the Southwest. This lush riparian area provides habitat for over 200 species of birds.

Located at the Patagonia Lake State Park

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Patagonia Lake State Park

Hiking trails, rental boats, campground, day use area and picnic ramadas await you in the Patagonia Lake State Park, which also offers beach access and regularly scheduled hiking bird tours and pontoon boat birding tours.

400 Patagonia Lake Road

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Places to Eat

Gathering Grounds Cafe
Gathering Grounds

The Gathering Grounds, Patagonia’s premier cafe, serves organic, locally roasted espresso and coffee in addition to a large variety of 100% made from scratch, fresh-baked pastries, cookies, and pies.

319 W. McKeown

Open 7 AM to 3 PM, seven days a week

Ovens of Patagonia

The Ovens of Patagonia combines a small-town bakery, fudge and ice cream parlor, with gourmet soups and sandwiches plus a unique collection of gifts for the home.

277 W. McKeown

Open Wed – Sun 9 AM to 3 PM

Wagon Wheel Saloon
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The Wagon Wheel Saloon is a bar and restaurant founded in 1933. The place is known for good Mexican and western food plus a great atmosphere complete with local characters.

400 W. Naugle

Open 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM seven days a week

Wild Horse Restaurant
Wild Horse Restaurant

The Wild Horse Restaurant serves American favorites, AZ-MEX specialties, gourmet salads, house-made tortilla chips, and tasty options for vegans and vegetarians.

309 W. McKeown

Breakfast/Lunch: Daily  7 AM  – 3 PM
Dinner: Mon-Sat  5 AM – 8 PM