Steam Pump Ranch

Two horse riders, trees and old buildings at Steam Pump Ranch with Pusch Ridge mountain in background

NOTICE:  With the warmer weather, desert creatures will become more active.  This may include rattlesnakes, scorpions, coyotes, and javelina.  Please tread carefully and keep dogs on a leash.

Residents of the Santa Cruz Valley in Southern Arizona, generally perceive the Town of Oro Valley as a vigorous young community, but in reality, it has a real and deep history in this region. The Steam Pump Ranch represents a living piece of that history.

Since being purchased by the Town in 2008, the 16-acre property has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Ranch buildings have undergone significant rehabilitation for public access.

The Ranch is open to the public from sunrise to sunset with staff onsite Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. All dogs must be on a leash due to the historic nature of the grounds. Additional times are available for reservation. The Historical Society will be on site to conduct tours on the 2 – 4th Saturdays in September through April. Special programming includes a Farmers Market every Saturday and Second Saturday events from October through May.  Additionally, many special events take place at the ranch. Please see the Parks and Recreation page to see more about upcoming events at all facilities.

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Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch

Every second Saturday of the month, Steam Pump Ranch hosts special tours, historic and cultural presentations, concert series, activities for children and the Oro Valley Farmers Market. All activities are free. 

Click here for the monthly schedule of activities or call the Parks and Recreation office at 229-5050. 

For more information or to become a vendor Click Here

Second Saturday Partners: Heirloom Farmers Market & Archaeology Southwest



10901 N Oracle Road, Oro Valley 85737  View Map

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