Historic Nogales

Walking Tours

The cultural fabric of Nogales is woven from the strands of the cattle, commerce, retail, railroad, mining, military, and produce industries. And if the warp is industry, the weave is people. The city was a cultural vessel that embraced Asian, European, Mexican, Anglo-Saxon, Middle Eastern, and Black influences and, today, still lends depth to the tapestry of Nogales. 

Volume One: Commercial & Residential Tour

On the Volume One walking tour, MIMGP3296aestro Ochoa will escort you through the historic treasures of Nogales. He thrilled generations of Nogalians by showing up with his bicycle cart filled with candy each day after school. The famous cart, now on display in the Pimería Alta Museum, and, his store, El Charrito, can still be seen through layers of paint when you make the stop on Elm Street. Maestro Ochoa represents important strands of the Nogales fabric including innovation, commitment, and diversity. 

Follow the Blue Tour along Morley and Grand Avenues and enjoy the commercial center of early Nogales. For the aerobically inclined, try the Red Tour up the many wonderful historic homes on Crawford Street. It is a steep climb with many rewards. The Gold Tour is the route for those who choose to drive and walk the tracks of time from then ’til now. Maestro Ochoa says, ‘let the tours begin.’

Volume Two: Union Pacific Commercial Tour

Just recently produced is a second self-guided walking tour of the downtown Nogales Commercial District, sponsored by Union Pacific. Learn more about the tour. Or view the map as a PDF.

For printed copies of these walking tour maps, contact Nogales Community Development at:

124B N. Terrace Ave
P.O. Box 421
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 397-9219