El Rio Theater

El Rio Theatre is Arizona’s oldest movie theatre. Originally called the Apache Theatre, it was renamed El Rio in the 1930’s. Initial construction of the adobe and plank movie house was started in 1913. Completed in 1915, El Rio Theatre originally opened as the Apache Theatre and showed silent flickers on a hand-cranked projector in its debut to the townspeople. In 1937 the name of the theater was changed from the Apache to El Rio which it remains today. El Rio Theatre became the source of many fond and often recounted childhood memories. El Rio was the community center where kids were dropped off by their parents with a couple of dimes in pocket money on Saturday mornings to watch the next episodes of Roy Rogers, Tarzan, and the Lone Ranger or a double-feature complete with Superman cartoons and “Movietone News” shorts.


Little Bear Archeological Site

The Little Bear Archaeological Site offers one of the most intensive and varied archaeological programs to be found anywhere in the Southwest. You don’t need anything more than an interest in learning to enjoy the excitement of their Archaeological programs; everything from a tour of a thousand year old prehistoric settlement to day-excavation and even a one week field school. Here’s a chance to learn the way the professionals do it. All materials and both laboratory and field techniques are the same as those used in Universities throughout the Southwest. They provide all necessary equipment for your enjoyment.


Volcanic Field Tour Day Trip

Areas of a large number of volcanoes are called volcanic fields by geologists and large volcanic fields with hundreds of volcanoes are quite rare and unusual. The Springerville Field contains 405 vents, and covers about 1,158 square miles (that is larger than the state of Rhode Island)! The field extends from just east of Springerville to Show Low and from Greer to just south of St. Johns. The large area covered by this volcanic field is also very unusual. There are very few other places in the world where you can drive at interstate highway speeds for one hour (such as between Springerville and Show Low) and still be in the same volcanic field.


Sunrise Ski Resort

  • Downhill skiing (11 lifts, 65 runs)
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Sledding
  • Snowmobiling,
  • Accommodations and rentals are available