Gunfight at the OK Corral

Save the date for the Sunday, September 11th matinee showing of Gunfight at the OK Corral at the Loft Cinema in Tucson.  Released in 1957 the film features Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday.  Portions of the movie were filmed on the Empire Ranch.

Prior to the movie a panel of film experts will provide interesting background information about the film, with audience participation invited.  Tickets will go on sale in early August.

Posted 7/6/2022

National Day of the Cowboy

Plan to join us on Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 8 a.m. to noon to celebrate National Day of the Cowboy at the Empire Ranch. It’s a free family friendly event with western demonstrations, vendors, and tours of the historic Ranch House.

Click here to see the preliminary program.

Updated 7/5/2022

Volunteer Days

Dedicated volunteers have been key to preserving the historic Empire Ranch House and Headquarters.  Please join us on Saturday, July 9, 2022.

To volunteer, please submit a Volunteer Opportunities Form, and we will contact you with more details!

Post updated 6/10/2022

Agents of Discovery

Explore the Historic Empire Ranch in an exciting new way. It’s called Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret,
secret agency dedicated to learning and playing outdoors.

To get started:
1. Download the free Agents of Discovery app to your mobile device at the Apple App Store, Google Play or visit www.AgentsofDiscovery.com.
2. After downloading the app, click on the Missions button and select the ones you want to play.
3. Preload the missions and head out to the Historic Empire Ranch to start completing your challenges!

Updated 6/1/2022

Last Train from Gun Hill

Almost 200 western film aficionados enjoyed the June 4th outdoor showing of Last Train from Gun Hill. Before the movie started Steve Boice shared stories about his interactions, as a young boy with the actors and film crew.

Click here to view photos of the evening.

Updated 6-12-2022

Online Gift Shop

You can now shop online for ERF Gift Shop items. Your purchase helps preserve and protect the Empire Ranch!

Items for sale include Empire Ranch Foundation denim shirts, t-shirts and books, souvenir coffee cups, Western jewelry and an ever changing offering of gifts for youngsters and seniors – and everyone else in between!

Click here to start shopping.

Posted 7/11/2021

New Ranch House Capital Campaign

Help us create our Western Heritage and Education Center!  The Empire Ranch Foundation has begun a capital campaign to renovate the New Ranch House to serve as conference space for education programs, a place for environmental researchers to come stay for a day or two while they study the beautiful area of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, and as office space where our board members, or in the future, a new administrative director can work.

Click here to find out how you can help.

Visitor Contact Center Closed

The BLM’s partner, Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF), in coordination with the BLM, has decided to close temporarily the Huachuca House visitor contact center within  Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (LCNCA).  Large group events facilitated by ERF, involving carpools or bus transport, are suspended until further notice.