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Jan 24, 2024
10 Arizona State Parks That Are Great Alternatives To Grand Canyon National Park
Nestled in the heart of Arizona, Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is a botanical haven spanning 392 acres. Established in the 1920s, this living museum showcases a diverse collection of arid plants from around the world. Visitors can embark on winding trails, encountering towering cacti, vibrant wildflowers, and unique desert flora.
Dec 14, 2023
Gila Valley Central
Hiking Club Heading To Superior
After missing the last hike due to snow on Mount Graham, the club going a little farther afield for the next outing — hiking the Legends of Superior Trail on Saturday, Dec. 16.
Nov 6, 2023
Annual burro race draws donkey lovers to this Arizona mining town
You've heard of horse racing and dog racing, but what about burro racing? Each year in Superior, Arizona, an adorable race filled with the fuzzy donkeys (the name is interchangeable) takes place.
Oct 8, 2023
8 Least-Crowded Towns In Arizona To Catch Fall Foliage
If you want to experience fall foliage late in the season, Superior is a great town to visit. Located about one hour southwest of Phoenix in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the town becomes ablaze with fall colors from mid-November to early December. The best spot to view the brilliant trees wrapped in crimson and gold is at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
Sep 19, 2023
Boyce Thompson Arboretum, partners team for 100 Tree Spree plantings
Located about an hour west of Phoenix, Boyce Thompson Arboretum invites residents to the ceremonial planting of the first trees of the 100 Tree Spree.
Jun 29, 2023
Historic Arizona mining town backs copper project on land that Native American groups say is sacred
Growing up in a mining family that goes back generations, Mayor Mila Besich knew the Oak Flat Campground as the place where she attended union picnics as a girl and in earlier years her parents stood in a clearing to hear the World Series on the radio.
Apr 13, 2023
It’s All About Blooms in Superior’s Boyce Thompson Arboretum
This is truly a magical place. From sun up to sun down, every day is a new experience. In this episode, we’re southeast of Phoenix in the city of Superior at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona’s largest and oldest botanical garden.
Jan 8, 2024
ABC 15 Arizona
Boyce Thompson Arboretum celebrating 100 years since its founding
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is celebrating 100 years since it was founded with special events and additions this year! Boyce Thompson Arboretum, east of Mesa along US 60 in Superior, was founded by Colonel William Boyce Thompson in 1924. During his time with the American Red Cross Thompson grew passionate about agriculture, food supply, and social justice. As a result he began many projects surrounding philanthropy, specifically plants and plant science. In the early 1920s, he built a winter home overlooking Queen Creek Canyon, now known as the Picket Post House, because of his love for the outdoors and the Superior area. The home still stands to this day inside the arboretum.
Nov 28, 2023
A Little Out There: Check out Arizona’s Copper Corridor
The Copper Corridor, a region steeped in rich history and natural beauty, just outside of the Phoenix Metro, is inviting all to check out the area. The Copper Corridor Crawl Adventure Passport will provide adventurers, history enthusiasts, and travelers of all kinds with an opportunity to explore the hidden gems, captivating stories, and historic communities of the Copper Corridor.
Nov 3, 2023
10 Least Crowded, But Still Scenic Towns To Visit In Arizona
Superior is the oldest town in Pinal County, worth visiting for its natural beauty, peacefulness, and friendly, close-knit community. This lovely town provides a respite from the bustling city life with its rugged mountainous landscape offering exciting recreational activities.
Oct 1, 2023
AZ Big Media
Embrace the magic of fall in Superior, Arizona – your ultimate small town adventure!
As autumn sweeps across the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert, there's no better time to uncover the hidden gem that is Superior, Arizona. With a blend of history, natural wonders, and culinary delights, this picturesque small town promises an unforgettable fall experience that should top your travel list.
Sep 15, 2023
A century of stewardship: Boyce Thompson Arboretum celebrates 100 years
SUPERIOR, Ariz. — Boyce Thompson Arboretum celebrates its 100th year as Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden. Located near Superior, Arizona, and an hour’s drive from Phoenix, the Arboretum will host a year of events, highlighting its mission to inspire appreciation and stewardship of desert plants, wildlife, and ecosystems through education, research, and conservation.
Apr 8, 2023
Flavor of Arizona Festival
The inaugural Flavor of Arizona Festival is on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 10 am – 3 pm at Boyce Thomspon Arboretum. The festival will showcase Arizona agriculture and purveyors of locally produced food and drink —from mesquite and prickly pear to farmer’s market delights—and award-
winning Arizona wines.
Jan 3, 2024
Classic Cars Journal
Then and Now: Arizona Mining Town 2024 Road Trip
...the first day of 2024 called for a relaxing solo road trip. My destination of choice was an old mining town about 60 miles east of Phoenix called Superior. Its history dates back to 1875, and for a lot of reasons, the town has remained frozen in time for at least the last several decades. One of the reasons for that is the fact that a primary source of copper, the Magma Mine, closed in 1984. Today, Main Street has been bypassed by U.S. Highway 60, and perhaps that is one of the reasons why it remains so well preserved. Driving it is taking a step back in time.
Nov 8, 2023
Santa Claus is comin' to Boyce Thompson Arboretum...Dec 2 and 3 for Holiday Photos!
Santa Claus is coming to Boyce Thompson Arboretum on December 2nd and 3rd from 10 am – 1 pm . Families are welcome on Saturday and well-behaved dogs on Sunday for fun holiday photos at the Arboretum. After your photo with jolly old St. Nick, stay to decorate a wooden ornament souvenir, explore the gardens, and enjoy holiday treats available for purchase.
Oct 31, 2023
10 Small & Underrated Towns In Arizona That Are Great Alternatives To Flagstaff
Arizona is home to small and underrated towns that are great alternatives to Flagstaff, offering incredible outdoor adventures and fascinating historical attractions that keep tourists glued for days. Although they have fewer residents than Flagstaff, they house mind-blowing attractions, and some are also home to the most beautiful hikes in Arizona. So, escape the crowds in the next getaway by visiting Arizona’s small and underrated towns that are worth skipping Flagstaff for.
Sep 22, 2023
Fall colors 2023: Here are the best places to see the leaves change in Arizona
Fall colors always seem to make a final appearance at Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior. The Main Trail leads you on a 1.5-mile loop through the lush gardens that include honey locust, soapberry, canyon hackberry, black walnut and Arizona sycamore.
Aug 25, 2023
Soak up the final days of summer by staying cool in Superior
It’s a tiny town tucked away against a backdrop of rugged mountains and ancient mines. Superior is a close-knit town, only about an hour away from the Valley, with only a few thousand people. The colorful community has a rich mining history, features tons of trails for hikers and an adorable main street with local shops, cafés, bars and small businesses.
May 16, 2023
Kiowa County Press
Arizona Trail, a 'lifeline' for many, under threat by wildfires
(Arizona News Connection) The Arizona Trail stretches 800 miles across Arizona, from Mexico to Utah. The trek is considered by many a "lifeline," under threat with fire season fast approaching.