The museum offers a fun and educational experience delving into our nation's mining heritage.
Douglas has many "firsts" in aviation history. The one that tops the list is the fact that we were the first international airport of the Americas. One could fly into Douglas and taxi into Mexico and vice-Aversa. Aviation was an important part of the evolution of Douglas and was almost lost if it were not for Richard Westbrook and his wife Irma. Richard was a 1949 Douglas High School graduate who went on to work for NASA.
Awaken your senses in this 320-acre living classroom: Walk the 3 miles of trails while viewing over 3,200 plant and trees from North and South America, Africa, the Mediterranean, Asia and Australia. Experience the fragrance of the Gum Bark trees and the scent of the eucalyptus trees. Listen for and/or see the more than 270 species of birds who call the Arboretum home. Seasonally watch the flutter of the butterflies and dragonflies or catch glimpses of a variety of hummingbirds.
Anthropology, Art, Culture, History, Historical Society, Military, Natural History
The Museum houses an interesting array of artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia depicting the economic and social life of the Globe-Miami-San Carlos region's early years.