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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

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For over a thousand years, prehistoric farmers inhabited much of the present-day state of Arizona. When the first Europeans arrived, all that remained of this ancient culture were the ruins of villages, irrigation canals and various artifacts. Among these ruins is the Casa Grande, or 'Big House,' one of the largest and most mysterious prehistoric structures ever built in North America. Casa Grande Ruins, the nation's first archeological preserve, protects the Casa Grande and other archeological sites within its boundaries. You are invited to see the Casa Grande and to hear the story of the ancient ones the Akimel O'otham call the Hohokam, 'those who are gone.'

  

CONTACTS

Email - CAGR_Superintendent@nps.gov

Fax- 520-723-7209

Write to
1100 Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85228

Phone
Headquarters - (520) 723-3172

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
Open all year from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed December 25

Getting There
CAR - Transportation is by private vehicle. The park is in Coolidge, Arizona, about an hour-long drive from either Phoenix or Tucson. From Interstate 10 take the Coolidge exits and follow the signs to the park entrance off Arizona Route 87/287.

Weather & Climate
This is desert country. Summer daytime temperatures may exceed 100 degrees. Winter temperatures range from the 60's to the 80's. Spring and fall are warm and dry, with highs in the 80's and 90's. During summer months, be prepared for hot temperatures. Protective clothing, hats, sunscreen and personal water containers are highly recommended.

Accessibility
All facilities and the Ruins Trail are fully accessible.

Getting Around
Allow about an hour to visit the Ruins. Take a guided and/or self-guided Ruins tour, view the visitor center museum exhibits, and use the picnic facilities. The visitor center and parking lot are located at the end of a 7/8 mile long paved entrance road. From the visitor center there is a 300 yard self-guided walking trail around the ruins with wayside signs provided.

FEES/PERMITS

FACILITIES

Visitor Centers
CASA GRANDE RUINS
Open All Year 8:00-5:00
Closures - Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day
Exhibits - The Visitor Center includes a museum with exhibits.
Available Facilities - There is an information counter, a museum exhibit area, a book store, a public phone, rest rooms, drinking fountains, and a wheelchair available.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.
 Campgrounds Near Casa Grande Ruins National Monument:
Indian Skies RV Resort, Coolidge, 0 miles away
Ho Ho Kam Mobile Village, Coolidge, 1 miles away
Pinal Co Fairgrounds, Coolidge, 6 miles away
Sunscape Resort, Casa Grande, 7 miles away
Desert Gardens RV Park, Florence, 12 miles away
Rancho Sonora RV Park, Florence, 13 miles away
Super 8 Motel, Eloy, 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Casa Grande Ruins National Monument:
GreenTree Inn And Suites, Florence , 9 miles away
Red Roof Inn Eloy Casa Grande, Eloy , 13 miles away
Super 8 Eloy, Eloy , 13 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Eloy , 13 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Eloy , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn Casa Grande, Casa Grande , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CASA GRANDE, Casa Grande , 13 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Casa Grande Ruins National Monument:
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, Arizona , 59 miles away, 950 foot drop, 3 lifts, 18 runs
 Public Lands Near Casa Grande Ruins National Monument:
Tonto National Monument, Roosevelt - AZ , 52 miles away
Saguaro National Park, Tucson - AZ , 68 miles away
Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona , 21 miles away
Lost Dutchman State Park, Arizona , 29 miles away
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Arizona , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Casa Grande Ruins National Monument:
Poston Butte Golf Club, Florence , 7 miles away
Tierra Grande Golf Club, Casa Grande , 7 miles away
Oasis Golf Course, Florence , 7 miles away
Mission Royale, Casa Grande , 8 miles away
Johnson Ranch Precision Course, Queen Creek , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Picacho Reservoir, Pinal County , 7 miles away
Lake in the Desert, Pinal County , 9 miles away

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