Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

37615 US 60
Superior, AZ 85273- Map It
(520) 689-2811

AAA Editor Notes

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, 3 mi. w. on US 60 at Milepost 223, has more than 390 acres of desert plants collected from all over the world; 50 acres are accessible for viewing. Founded in the 1920s by mining magnate Col. William Boyce Thompson, the arboretum has 3 miles of paths and trails leading past towering trees, cacti, mountain cliffs, a streamside forest, a desert lake, hidden canyon and panoramic views. An interpretive center has educational displays and two greenhouses housing cacti and succulents. Pets on leash are allowed. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$10; $5 (ages 5-12).
Hours: Daily 8-5, Sept.-Apr.; 6-3, rest of year. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Classes, workshops and tours are offered. Closed Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.