Introduction to Buckeye, Arizona
Thomas Newt Clanton and his family became the first permanent European residents in Buckeye when they arrived in 1887. In 1888, a town established. The town was named Sidney in 1910, but later renamed Buckeye because of the importance of the nearby Buckeye Canal. The area's first post office was established in 1888.
Buckeye and nearby Attractions
- Buckeye Hills Regional Park
- Robins Butte Wildlife Sanctuary
- Estrella Mountain Regional Park
- Pueblo Grande Ruin
- Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
Things To Do In Buckeye
The Buckeye Hills Regional Park provides opportunities for camping, hiking and target-shooting. The Robins Butte Wildlife Sanctuary is also a popular nearby destination. Local museums include the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, the Arizona State Capitol Museum and the Bead Museum.
Flights are available from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Buckeye Higher Education
Glendale Community College and Arizona State University-West are some of the local colleges and universities.