Who We Are

The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit 501c3 volunteer organization that was established in 1997.

Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center.

View 3:10 to Yuma Under the Stars

The Empire Ranch Foundation and The Loft Cinema are offering a free outdoor showing of 3:10 to Yuma at Empire Ranch Headquarters at 7 pm on Thursday, September 20th.

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The Outlaw Josey Wales

Almost 200 guests attended the 2018 Western Movie at the Loft Cinema in Tucson showing of The Outlaw Josey Wales on August 8th.

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Empire Ranch House Stabilization Update

The Empire Ranch House is open after a 15 month closure for a major stabilization project!

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Cowboy Festival

Don’t miss the Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm.

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Who We Are

The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit 501c3 volunteer organization that was established in 1997.

Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center.

View 3:10 to Yuma Under the Stars

The Empire Ranch Foundation and The Loft Cinema are offering a free outdoor showing of 3:10 to Yuma at Empire Ranch Headquarters at 7 pm on Thursday, September 20th.  This event is part of The Loft Cinema’s Shot on Location series.  Spend an evening under the stars.  Bring your own seating, food, & flashlights. Don’t miss it! Questions?  Call 888-(888) Continue Reading »

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The Outlaw Josey Wales

Almost 200 guests attended the 2018 Western Movie at the Loft Cinema in Tucson showing of The Outlaw Josey Wales on August 8th.  Prior to the movie, guests enjoyed a panel discussion with Michael F. Blake, retired Hollywood make-up artist and the author of Cowboy President, a book about the cowboy days of Theodore Roosevelt. He was joined Continue Reading »

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Empire Ranch House Stabilization Update

The Empire Ranch House is open after a 15 month closure for a major stabilization project!  It will take several months to put the Ranch House back in order but it’s wonderful to see the rooms without bracing supports, a smooth coat of lime plaster on the exterior walls, and be able to explore the Continue Reading »

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Cowboy Festival

Relive the Old West at the 13th Annual Roundup & Open House at the Historic Empire Ranch on Saturday, Nov. 2.

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