Introduction to Sierra Vista, Arizona
Sierra Vista, Arizona is 58 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona. It is in Cochise county. The population of the city is 37,775.
Sierra Vista History
Sierra Vista was officially incorporated in 1956. The town was named after the Spanish term for "mountain." In 1971, Fort Huachuca, a U.S. military base and one of the largest employers in Arizona, was annexed by Sierra Vista. The city has nicknamed the "Hummingbird Capital of the United States."
Sierra Vista and nearby Attractions
- Fort Huachuca Museum
- Coronado National Memorial
- Barnes Field House
- Parker Canyon Lake
- San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
- Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Sierra Vista
The city is home to Fort Huachuca, which was once the home of the "Buffalo Soldiers." To know more about the local history and culture of Sierra Vista and the surrounding area, one can visit the Fort Huachuca Museum, the Coronado National Memorial, the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and the Arizona Folklore Preserve. The Cochise Plaza Shopping Center and the Coronado Village Shopping Center are popular local shopping spots. One can also plan a day trip to the Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden Busby Park, Fairbanks Park, Bella Vista Neighborhood Park or the Sierra Vista City Park.
Sierra Vista Transportation
The Sierra Vista Muni-Libby AAF Airport can be reached in a few minutes.
Sierra Vista Higher Education
Cochise College, Pima Community College and the University of Arizona are all nearby.