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TO REGISTER for tours and seminars, please contact the Willcox Chamber of Commerce at 800-200-2272 or
There are a few vacancies remaining for some tours and seminars.

The tour meeting times listed are provided to ensure that the tours depart on time. All tours depart promptly 10 minutes after the meeting time.

To sign-up for the Wings Over Willcox tours and events, it is necessary to first register as a participant of the festival. On-line registration requires a credit card as payment. At this time we can only accept MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit cards. A secure on-line transaction is provided through PayPal. To pay by check, please print out the registration form and send by mail.

To register, please click on any of the “Register” links on this page and follow the instructions. Please be aware that there is a $10.00 non-refundable registration fee for each participant. “Early” registration deadline is December 31st. Registration after this date will require an additional $5.00 per event, per person fee. (After December 31st the price will reflect this fee.) On-line registration closes January 12, 2015. Registrations after that date may be made, if available, by calling the Willcox Chamber office or at the festival

Registration Desk.

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Wednesday 01/14/15
NEW!! 1 Ghost Towns of Southeast Arizona - Overnight   Remaining Tickets: 0
Meet at WCC:   8:00 AM  Return:   3:30 PM  $300.00   

Leaves 8:45 a.m.on Wednesday, after 45 min presentation, returns 3:30 p.m. Thursday

The tour starts with a 45-minute review of photographs of the towns and mining camps in their “hey day” followed by a two-day tour of the historic ghost towns and mining camps of Southeast Arizona. Step back in time on a visit to five nearby ghost towns and learn the influence of mining on the development of Cochise County. Your tour guides will discuss early life in these towns and showcase ghost town ruins, a restored jail, historic schoolhouse, cemeteries and other buildings. Picnic lunch stop at one of the ghost towns. Spend the night in the mile-high city of Bisbee at the allegedly- haunted Copper Queen Hotel built in 1898 as a place for dignitaries and mining investors to relax in luxury. Dinner in the Cooper Queen is followed by an evening of haunting tales about the hotel’s resident ghosts. After breakfast Thursday, participants, outfitted in miner’s hard hat and yellow slicker, descend into the Copper Queen Mine for a one-hour tour. Retired Phelps Dodge employees lead the group into the mine and recount mining days, techniques, dangers and drama. The tour returns to Willcox via Camp Naco, the gravesite of famous Old West outlaw, Johnny Ringo then on to the ghost town of Dos Cabezas and the story of the scandal of the Mascot Mine and the last days of Big Nose Kate, companion to the infamous Doc Holiday. Lunch stop on the return trip.

Includes accommodations and all meals from Wednesday lunch to Thursday lunch.

Vegetarian meals available upon prior request.

Accommodations: Single or Double occupancy, full, queen or king bed.

Contact the Willcox Chamber to reserve your accommodations.

Trip Leaders: Terry Rowden  

NEW!! 2 Triangle T Historic Guest Ranch – Overnight   Remaining Tickets: 12
Meet at WCC:   1:50 PM  Return:   3:00 PM  $300.00   

Leaves 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, returns 3:00 p.m. Thursday

The Triangle T Guest Ranch is nestled amongst 160 acres of spectacular boulders with breathtaking views in the heart of Texas Canyon. The authenticity of the casitas, dining room, saloon, movie sites and massive boulder formations make this a unique tour experience. The tour meets at the Willcox Community Center at 1:50 pm on Wednesday. From the Community Center you will follow a lead vehicle with your own vehicle to the Triangle T and upon arrival will check in with the staff and be given your casita. See below for details about lodging accommodations. Following check in there will be a Welcome Reception in the lower dining room and a history tour of the ranch. Guests will be treated to a Cowboy Dinner in the Rock Saloon & Grill with a choice of two entrees -- BBQ Beef Brisket or Southwest Grilled Chicken – green salad, scalloped potatoes, ranch beans, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage. Cash bar for alcoholic beverages. Following dinner, guests can join around the campfire with old-time cowboy entertainment along with hot chocolate and s’mores.

On Thursday morning guests will be served a Cowboy Ranch breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon or sausage, fresh fruit, biscuits or pastries, juice and coffee, served in the upper dining room. Following breakfast, each guest may choose which group activity they prefer – horseback trail ride, guided hike through the boulders, or games at Boulder Cove. Lunch is served in the dining room and guests have a choice of two croissant sandwiches -- Southwest turkey or ham and cheese -- with potato salad, dessert bites with non-alcoholic beverage.

Tour participants will return to the Willcox Community Center by 3:00 pm Thursday.

Includes accommodations and all meals from Wednesday dinner to Thursday lunch. Vegetarian meals available upon prior request.

Accommodations: 5 one-bedroom casitas, double or single occupancy with queen or king beds; 5 two-bedroom casitas, double or single occupancy, with queen or king beds. The two-bedroom casitas are separated by a shared bathroom. Tutt’s Bunkhouse is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom bunk house, with central living room, two bathrooms off central living room, bedroom one - queen bed; bedroom two - queen bed; bedroom three - double bed; bedroom four - two bunkbeds, one twin and one queen (perfect for families or friends traveling together).

Contact the Willcox Chamber to reserve your accommodations.

Trip Leaders: Linda Kelly   


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