12. Tumacacori National Historical Park
The National Historical Park of Tumacacori is located to the south of Tucson and preserves the remains of the three Spanish colonial missions that were situated here in the past.
The missions of Los Santos Angeles and San Jose de Tumacacori are the oldest in the state of Arizona and were formed in 1691.
The final mission in the park is San Cayetano de Calabazas, which was formed in 1756.
In the year of 1848 the missions were abandoned due to a particularly harsh winter and increasing raids from Apache.