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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

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Address: 1100 W Ruins Dr, Coolidge, AZ 85128-3200
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Archeological preserve of one of the most mysterious ancient structures in...

Archeological preserve of one of the most mysterious ancient structures in North America.

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Great way to explore history of desert people

Made a brief side stop on our way between Tucson and Phoenix. It's an interesting historical site and well worth spending a few hours exploring. Guided tours are available at no... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ottawa Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Made a brief side stop on our way between Tucson and Phoenix. It's an interesting historical site and well worth spending a few hours exploring. Guided tours are available at no additional cost ($5 entry fee).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't drive on by as we have often done over the years. This well-planned historical site is full of displays, sites, and well-trained staff. Clean restrooms and local artists display their work.

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Rego Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A large ruin of what remains of a once mighty house sits in the desert between Phoenix and Tucson. The museum adjacent is excellent in presenting the ruins in context, and the film in the auditorium also adds another dimension. Without that, the ruins don't look like much, since so little survives. However, the scope of the ruins is impressive,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove from Mesa to Casa Grande for a day trip. The site was very interesting. We watched the short movie before the tour and learned the history of the area. Very picturesque ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting national park. Offers lots of information about this apparently little known piece of history. Park attendants very friendly. Informative. Great displays indoors of tools, cooking utensils, details of living. Outdoors amazing structures. Dogs are allowed on leash outside. If small they can be carried thru the visitor center as not allowed to walk thru the display areas. Worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We will be back--we didn't plan enough time but what we saw and observed was unusual and different--we loved the history that we learned--there will be a next time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was very interesting to hear the history of the ruins and the park was clean and well organized. Our volunteer guide was very knowledgeable. Fun visit!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

American history didn't begin with the Anglo pioneers. We knew there was early irrigation and agriculture in this region, but had not realized how successful the Hohokam people were, for a thousand years! George was an amazing guide who brought this site to life. He helped us to imagine the many communities up and down the river, the construction of... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is about 50 miles south of Scottsdale, Arizona. The structure is the remains of a large house built by the Sonoran Desert People, and abandoned about 1450 AD. The house is surrounded by other ruins and demonstrates an early society that had established canal systems and agriculture - 1,000 years ago. The ruins suffered... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Nice video before the guided tour. You can also do a self tour. Lots of information.

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