Native American Cultural & Archaeological Tours

Explore immersive ways to experience ancient and contemporary cultures of the Southwest American Indians in Marana, AZ.

Many of the programs below were put on hold in 2020. Look for new dates and programs in 2021. If you want to know about the latest programs and online talks offered by many different organizations, subscribe to Old Pueblo Archaeology's free eNewsletter.

Overnight Guided Tours

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1. Arizona State Museum

Travel with ASM for fun, educational, and life-enriching experiences led by ASM archaeologists and ethnohistorians. 

2. Tohono Chul Botanic Garden

Travel with like-minded, lifelong explorers with Tohono Chul Botanic Garden and spend just a day or an entire week discovering amazing things about the world around us.

3. Old Pueblo Archaeology

Talks, educational events, and guided tours every month that are local and regional with Old Pueblo Archaeology.

4. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Take classes and guided tours at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

5. Experience Hopi Tours

Seasonal tours departing from the Moenkopi Legacy Inn on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona. Call to confirm season opening. Note: It snows there in March.

6. Hopi Certified Guides

For small group and private tours of the Hopi Mesa areas in Northern Arizona. Tip: Private guides may be available year-round.

Day Trips & Educational Events in Southern Arizona

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1. Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum

The Tohono O’odham welcomes you to view and learn about our rich history. We want you to come prepared for your visit to our museum so that you are able to plan your trip accordingly.

2. Arizona State Museum

Attend events, lectures, and classes at Arizona State Museum

3. Tohono Chul Botanic Garden

Check out Tohono Chul Botanic Garden's events calendar.

4. Old Pueblo Archaeology

Talks, educational events, and guided tours every month that are local and regional with Old Pueblo Archaeology.

5. Archaeology Southwest

Talks and educational events.

6. Marana Gastronomy Tours

Discover ancient foodways at archaeology sites and taste contemporary gastronomy that includes ancient and wild Sonoran Desert foods with Marana Gastronomy Tours.

7. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Casa Grande

An Ancient Sonoran Desert People's farming community and "Great House" are preserved at Casa Grande Ruins. Less than an hour north of Marana.

8. Tumamoc Hill in the Tucson Mountains

Self-guided tour app with Tumamoc Hill in the Tucson Mountains.

9. Mission Gardens

Guided tours of ethnographic gardens at Mission Gardens.

Volunteer Excavation & Research

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Find out about volunteer archaeology opportunities with Old Pueblo Archaeology.

Field School for Students

Summer field school opportunities for college students are available with Archaeology Southwest.

Cultural Organizations, Museums, & More

See: Santa Cruz Valley National Area Experiences

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