The Murals

Please wander through our murals and learn about the city of Benson, a little of its history, and what makes it a nice place to live.

​Before Benson was founded the fording of the San Pedro River was an important stage stop for the Butterfield Overland Stage.

Established in 1880 with the arrival of the Southern Pacific Rail Road, Benson became an important Gateway to the San Pedro Valley and still holds that title to this day.

Your guide to a Walking Tour of Murals

Our published guide book, Murals of Benson, provides a handy reference of all our murals to-date. This booklet provides a brief overview of each mural, its location, and other information regarding the mural. 

​As an added bonus for purchasing the booklet is a “look for” section on the mural page that tells you some of the hidden objects to find in a mural.

​Most of the murals can be easily reached from the parking lot of the Benson Visitors Center. A map in the guide book will allow you to locate each mural by number, and shows its approximate location on the map. 

​Books are available at the following locations:

  • Medicine Shoppe
  • Endeavor Gallery
  • Friends of the Benson Library
  • Benson Feed, 639 E 4th St.
  • Zearing’s Mercantile
  • Benson’s New Day Spa
  • White Buffalo
  • Benson Visitor’s Center