What To Do & What to Visit in Ciudad Obregon
Ciudad Obregon is a young city that takes pride in its Yaqui roots and the immigrants that in the beginning of the XX century arrived from Europe and the U.S. to blend with the population of the mountain range and other regions of Mexico.
Obregon is a business center in southern Sonora and offers all the necessary services to host conventions and events. The visitor experiences the pleasure of enjoying a city of wide and straight avenues where everything is around the corner: first-class hotel services, restaurants that serve the freshest and most delicious steaks and seafood, shopping malls, medical services with the latest technology, college campus, hunting, fun and long nights in the nightclubs but most of all, the hospitality of a place that is known for featuring one of the country’s highest educational levels.
What to Visit in Ciudad Obregon
- Náinari Lagoon: This is an artificial lake of approximately 2 km in diameter that you can visit to enjoy a fun day in the water.
- Ostomuri Children’s Park: This is an amusement park with a variety of attractions. This is, without a doubt, an excellent place to spend a family day that everyone will enjoy.
- Planetarium: The “Antonio Sánchez Ibarra” Planetarium is devoted to teach and promote astronomy, an attraction for all audiences. It is located in the Ostimuri Park and has a projection room equipped with local technology. Around it there’s a photo gallery with pictures regarding these astronomic subjects and is ideal to learn a little more of them.
- Sonora in the Revolution Museum: Visitors are invited to know and step into the history of the Mexican Revolution through some valuable pieces that were preserved by the family of General Alvaro Obregon.
- Yaqui Museum: It’s a museum that serves as an acknowledgment of the Yaqui tribe, a culture of great relevance in the history of the state. It is formed by 11 themed halls; you’ll learn about the cosmovision, territory, celebrations, music, dance, government, ethnography and daily life of the Yaquis. There’s also a temporary exposition hall, in addition to a coffee shop, free parking lot, restrooms and some workshops of the culture of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora.
- Alvaro Obregon Plaza: It’s the most important public square in Sonora’s capital city, where big celebrations take place throughout the year, such as fairs and events. You can find it in downtown Ciudad Obregon, across the City Hall. It’s a public space surrounded by beautiful flowers and huge trees. In this place there’s a monument to General Alvaro Obregon, as well as an incredible Monumental Clock that reaches 8 to 10 meters high.
- Sacred Heart Cathedral: This place welcomes us with a modernist style and a prism-shaped ceiling, which lifts a big cross. It’s one of the most beautiful cathedrals of the state, built in 1977, decorated with figures of bronze and marble.
- Cócorit: Founded in 1967 by the Jesuit missionaries, it is one of the 8 towns of the Yaqui tribe. This place will invite you to learn a great part of the history and tradition of its people. The colorful murals of birds are a big highlight of this town, as well as the Yaqui museum, which is one of the five ethnographic museums in the world that still preserve the indigenous culture.
- Sendero Mall: Over 100 widely known brands await in Plaza Sendero Obregon. Explore the variety of department stores, restaurants and entertainment options available.
- Yaquis Stadium: It’s considered one of Mexico’s most modern baseball stadiums and is home to the Yaquis of Obregon of the Mexican Pacific League. In the surroundings of the stadium you’ll find cafeterias and restaurants to enjoy too. The baseball season starts in the middle of October and ends in December.