Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge

#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Central Arizona
Casa Grande Ruin Reservation was set aside on March 2, 1889, proclaimed as the nation’s first archeological preserve and cultural site on June 22, 1892, and redesignated as Casa Grande Ruins National Monument on August 3, 1918.

The monument is named for the Casa Grande (Great House), a four-story prehistoric structure constructed by the Ancient People of the Sonoran Desert who inhabited the beautiful Sonoran Desert from 500 to 1400 A.D. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument protects the finest architectural example of 13th Century Hohokam culture and archeology in the American Southwest.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Very interesting to lean how the people of that time lived and dug their canals by hand. The video presentation was very informative and gave insight into their way of life.  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    Great stop for a national monument that focuses on the history and culture of the Indians. A well preserved ruin, though birds seem to be destroying it. You can go through the museum and ruin in under...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    A great example of a well preserved set of ruins in the region. The visitor center is very informative and air conditioned. Make sure you bring lots of water even for this short walk.  more »
  • September 9, 2017
    Very neat site with a thoroughly informative museum. Walk among the ruins and see them up close. Can be seen in under an hour, but could keep you busy longer if you're the type to read all the interpretative signs. If coming from Casa Grande, drive through the mountains for a beautiful view. The monument closes at 4pm during the summer, even though hours posted at the museum say 5pm. (Front entrance does say 4pm.)
  • June 25, 2017
    This place is awesome. It's a great look into the past. When you first walk in the whole place is filled with information, to help you better understand the area at the time of building the ruins. How they moved water to grow their crops. Even shows you the artistry of the time. When you go outside you a close up look at the ruins, which are really neat. I highly suggest checking it out.
  • September 9, 2017
    Awesome ruins! Makes me feel like I go back in time as I stand there an contemplate what it was like then. Well kept nice shop for history and souiviners. Can't wait to go again in the fall.
  • April 22, 2017
    I had read up about the park before going there, so I knew not to expect anything very large. It met my expectations, and it was an interesting but brief visit. The visitor's center is nice, there is a good video to watch there, and the tour guide was informative. I wished there was a bit more area to hike but I understand that this is a sensitive cultural resource and therefore the land is protected. Nice place to see if you are nearby but I wouldn't go too far out of my way to see it.
  • July 31, 2017
    Fascinating! An amazing piece of history! Adults are $5 to enter and kids are free. They will even give kids a cool jr. ranger badge if the complete as many pages of an activity book as they are years old.

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