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Tucson

Fort Lowell Park and Museum

This was the spot of settlement of the Hohokam tribe by the picturesque site on the river and later a fort was built here to keep marauding Apaches out of Tucson. Eventually, the City of Tucson acquired a large portion of the old fort that is now Fort Lowell Park. A 5.2 acre part of the former fort along with several original adobe buildings was also acquired and preserved as historic resources.

As a museum with various artifacts and military displays the park itself has plenty of space to play ball games and a large pond full of ducks. The U.S. Army that had built Fort Lowell in 1873 to protect the fledging city against the Apaches, today houses artifacts on a park that features soccer fields, a swimming pool, ball fields, tennis courts, playground structures and a duck pond.