A peaceful feeling comes over you as you approach Superior, a proud forward-thinking community greets you as one of their own. It’s easy to breathe deeply here as you gently unwind into this colorful place. From a world-renowned living botanical garden to a rich and long history in mining, to budding art and culinary scene — Superior is in full bloom.

Whether you are in the mood for casual hiking and birding or a heart-pumping outdoor experience you are in the right place. With a commitment to the next generation, the community here is ripe for entrepreneurs and creatives to come and make their mark. So go ahead and let your adventurous side lead you into the stunning, rugged beauty that is Superior.

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Arts & Culture (Recommended up to 2)

Superior is a place where history is celebrated through art. When you visit Superior, you’ll find a plethora of outlets for artistic representation of Arizona’s history and the beauty of our heritage. Whether you’re into art galleries or antiquing, Superior has a variety of options to appreciate the Arts.

All Things Desert is a way of life and also a mercantile of the desert. Offering artisanal hand-crafted items, locally grown foods, fine art, and hiking supplies. Stop in on your way to the great expanse of Arizona's wilderness.

All Things Desert

Art 145 operates a public studio space, art classes for artists and children, and an artist-in-residence program. They support sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, and performance art.

Art 145

La Paloma Fine Art is a premier gallery in Superior, Arizona. The proprietor is Charles Davison, a well-respected Arizona artist.

La Paloma Art Gallery

Kelli and Clint Elliott have transformed a renovated building from 1917 into an eclectic shop of antiques in Superior, AZ. Both owners are passionate about local history so make sure to save time to chat during your visit.

Picket Post Antiques

Random Boutique is just that... random! We carry juniors, women's, and plus sizes. Accessories are a must, along with great trinkets and some home decor. You just never know what you are going to find!

Random Boutique

Rolling Rock Gallery features unique gifts, toys, and art. Most of the art in our store is made by local artists. If you are visiting Superior, make sure you stop by this store.

Rolling Rock Gallery

A local favorite for flowers and gifts, Rose’s  Roses also acts as a collective, with (12) 12x8 stores filled with local artisan creations at amazing prices. Rose’s also offers a unique outside venue for small events and family gatherings.

Rose’s Roses Flowers

History, Heritage & Tradition (Recommended up to 4)

Superior is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! With destination locations like the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and an expansive landscape offering beautiful vistas along hiking, biking and rock climbing paths, Superior is one of Arizona’s best locations to experience the outdoors.

The Bob Jones Museum run by the Superior Historical Society is the former house of Bob Jones, Arizona’s 6th governor and is filled with local memorabilia that highlight life in an Arizona copper mining town.

Superior Historical Society & Bob Jones Museum

With a roof crafted from 1800 beer cans, this 134 sq. foot museum exceeds capacity at three people. Housing the world’s largest Apache Tear, the museum’s collection of oddities is definitely worth the selfie as you journey through Superior!

World’s Smallest Museum

Wine & Dine (Recommended up to 4)

In a town of fewer than 3000 people, you may not expect to find a wide variety of food options; but in Superior, everything is a surprise! Within an hour of Phoenix, Superior may be one of the best-kept secrets for dining experiences across the state. From fresh food markets to unique dining spaces featuring menus full of family recipes, Superior is a fantastic place to get a tasty meal.

This spot is a great place to stop for coffee during your stroll through the town. Whether you choose to sit inside and browse the marketplace or sit outside and soak in the views, you're sure to have a great cup of coffee and tasty meal!

Bella’s Marketplace and Cafe

This is one of the best wine tasting rooms in the region. Their vineyard in Young, AZ provides some of the finest wine to the state. Stop by Bruzzi Tasting Room in Superior for a brunch, wine tasting, shopping at the farm stand, or view the world class art gallery!

Bruzzi Vineyard

A great place to stop for breakfast or lunch, Buckboard City Cafe also hosts the World’s Smallest Museum on site. Try the biscuits and gravy and then you (and no more than one friend) can check out all that the museum has to offer!

Buckboard City Cafe

A local favorite, De Marco’s Italian restaurant serves pasta, pizza, subs, Philly cheesesteaks, and burgers with fresh bread prepared daily. Grab a glass of wine or beer and don’t miss the cannolis, cheesecake, or tiramisu for dessert!

DeMarco’s Italian Restaurant

If you’re hunting for the best-hidden gem pizza, Edwardo’s is the place. With a pizza selection, crisp salads and subs that will make your mouth water, you may have to visit more than once to try all Edwardo’s has to offer.

Edwardo’s Pizzeria

Taco trailer selling tacos de birria, quesatacos, quesadillas & birria fries!

Estilo Sonora

This new Farmers Market will be a treat for those who enjoy local food and culture. It’s open 4–8p on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. After getting your fill of market goodness, go enjoy the beer garden and local boutiques on Main St.

Farm to Fantastic Farmers Market

With seasonal homemade flavors like Prickly Pear ice cream, this is definitely the place in town to stop to satisfy your sweet tooth. Or arrive with an appetite! Felicia’s also offers menu items like shrimp cocktails, street tacos, and posole.

Felicia’s Ice Cream Shop

Delicious homemade Mexican food in the heart of Superior.


A family-run bakery since '57, Juan’s uses fresh bread recipes that are over 120 years old, and specializes in Mexican Pink Cookies and raisin bread. A different specialty bread is offered daily including empanadas, conchas and cream puffs.

Juan’s Central Bakery

Los Hermanos is known state-wide and beyond for their homemade tortillas, and this Superior staple is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Serving up cold beers and authentic Mexican cuisine, Los Hermanos is unassuming and delicious.

Los Hermanos Restaurant & Lounge

Main Street Food Court has a newly remodeled look. Come to downtown main street and enjoy a little picnic or just take in the beautiful colors, flowers, and the waterfall. If you have a Tesla you can plug in while you enjoy what view.

Main Street Food Court

This Superior business is a great place to get a novel experience with a nostalgic touch. The restaurant delivers the experience of the old diners you could find throughout small towns that served as places to gather and enjoy traditional meals.

Miners on Main

Stop in for a refreshing iced coffee, tea, or Italian soda as you’re strolling down Main Street. Don't forget to pick up a treat from their certified bakers!

Mountainside Coffee

There is always something going on at Porter's. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Porter’s has been a keystone of downtown Historic Superior for years. Pop in for Thursday karaoke, live music nights, or a beverage from the full bar.

Porter’s Saloon & Grill

Save Money Market has been a family-owned and operated local grocer and market in Superior since the 1920s.  Check out their famous meat selection and take home a box of the best T-bones you never expected to find in downtown Superior.

Save Money Market

With a trendy patio and charming interior, you'll enjoy the atmosphere almost as much as the food! The Silver King Smokehouse has an impressive menu of perfectly cooked meats and tasty drinks.

Silver King Smokehouse & Saloon

Superior Farmer's Market is your friendly local grocery featuring a deli with the most experienced cook in town. It features Chester's Chicken, pizza, hot wings, and more. There are breakfast and lunch specials, cold beer, and so much more.

Superior Farmer's Market

Outdoor Sports & Recreation (Recommended up to 2)

Superior is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! With destination locations like the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and an expansive landscape offering beautiful vistas along hiking, biking and rock climbing paths, Superior is one of Arizona’s best locations to experience the outdoors.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located in the Sonoran Desert and is home to a variety of lush desert gardens, which all have a considerable beauty for you to experience in the spring, summer, fall and winter.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

LOST is a trail project that, when completed, will connect Superior to the Arizona Trail. The trail consists of three segments; the desert trail, urban trail through Superior and the Canyon Segment through the beautiful Queen Creek Canyon.

Legends of Superior Trails (LOST)

The Montana Mountain Loop offers 35 miles through mountains, along narrow trails, with multiple river crossings and an amazing pine tree forest at the top. The last few miles of the loop offer an exhilarating driving experience too.

Montana Mountain Loop

Picketpost Mountain Trail is approx 4 miles, out and back, known for beautiful wildflower blooms, incredible views and an out-of-place mailbox found at the top. This trail is rated as difficult and hiking equipment is highly encouraged.

Picketpost Mountain Trail

Queen Creek Canyon is an outdoor recreation area located four miles east of Superior, Az. It includes the Oak Flat campground, Apache Leap, and Devils Canyon. This area is a rock climber’s dream, with 1000 routes waiting to be explored.

Queen Creek Canyon

Experience the thrill and awe of soaring above the earth with only currents of air to keep you aloft. Soar on currents of air near Picket Post Mountain and Apache Leap in a modern sailplane from Superior's Municipal Airport!

Superior Soaring

Local Lodging (Recommended up to 2)

With all the outdoor beauty, quirky community attractions, and delicious restaurants visitors can’t miss when exploring Superior; visitors should plan to spend a few nights in one of the unique locally-owned lodging options in the community.

Box 8 Ranch is a well-groomed 25-acre campground and RV park with views of Picketpost Mountain and Apache Leap. Spend the day poolside, enjoy trails, and more. Hosts Chris and Traci preserve history while combining it with modern amenities

Box 8 Ranch

Nestled between the majestic mountains of Picket Post and Apache Leap, this unique and spacious two-story home boasts 1-6 bedrooms according to your needs. It has a big open living room, kitchen, and dining room that are perfect for family and friend gatherings.

Casa De Gomez

This neat bed and breakfast are perfect for visitors exploring the wonders of this quirky community. Enjoy a truly unique and welcoming stay with local artists Charles and David. Call or text them for more information and to book your stay. Tel: 602-618-3055

Casita Azule Bed & Breakfast

At Copper Mountain Motel, you can enjoy a charming retro style, cleanliness, and standard amenities. Plus, most of the rooms have a porch to enjoy the outdoor scenery!

Copper Mountain Motel

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