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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1100 W Ruins Dr, Coolidge, AZ 85128, USA

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About Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Here you’ll find the Ancient Sonoran Desert People’s farming community including the preserved “Great House,” or “Casa Grande.” It also preserves a group of Hohokam structures dating to the Classic Period. visitors can explore the extensive and fascinating compound with the help of guided tours and an interpretive center that offers answers to questions, and leaves you to ponder a few more questions yet to be solved.

Attractions Near Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Poston Butte
Poston Butte13.55km from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Poston Butte, is a hill located along Hunt Highway in Florence, Pinal County, Arizona, United States, near the eastern end of the Santan Mountains. Geologically, it is characterized by basalts overlying altered granite.This hill is noted for having the pyramidal tomb of Charles Debrille Poston at its summit.

Pinal County Historical Museum
Pinal County Historical Museum14.21km from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

This is the oldest historical organization in Pinal County. The museum shares Florence and Pinal County’s rich stories through exhibits and educational programs. The museum covers Florence’s rich history and cultural diversity from precontact Native Americans to 21st-century local families who have lived, worked and attended school—continuously enriching our collective stories.

McFarland State Historic Park
McFarland State Historic Park14.5km from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

A majestic and small historic park located in downtown Florence, Arizona on the corner of Main and Ruggles Streets. The park consists of a preserved courthouse and other buildings dating to the Arizona Territory period. The original structure was built in 1878 with the addition of a jail in 1882 and the courthouse in 1891. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Picacho Reservoir
Picacho Reservoir16.61km from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Picacho Reservoir is just 11 miles south of Coolidge in central Arizona. The reservoir was built in the 1920s as part of the San Carlos Irrigation Project. The reservoir's original purpose was water storage and flow regulation for the Florence-Casa Grande and Casa Grande Canals. The lake's design capacity was 24,500 acre-feet of water, with a surface area of over 2 square miles.

Pinal Peak
Pinal Peak18.31km from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Pinal Peak is a high mountain peak located in southern Gila County, Arizona, United States. It is the highest point of land located in between the Salt and Gila rivers in Arizona before they merge, making it visible from miles away on a clear day. The peak ranks as the 11th most prominent in Arizona. A good trekking and oofroaad drive destination and also there are so many other leisre opportunities too.

San Tan Mountain Regional Park
San Tan Mountain Regional Park21.33km from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

San Tan Mountains Regional Park is a large suburban park located in Pinal County. Although the park is administered by Maricopa County Parks, it is located within Pinal County. It encompasses over 10,000 acres and preserves a portion of the San Tan Mountains, south of Queen Creek. Comprising over 10,200 acres in the Sonoran Desert, the park sits south of Queen Creek Arizona and preserves a portion of the San Tan Mountains, located on their northeastern flank.

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Pinal County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. The county seat is in the town of Florence, home to the 1891 second Pinal County Courthouse, a noteworthy example of the American-Victorian style and 19th-century construction technology on the Southwestern frontier. Visitor attractions in Pinal County include Oracle State Park, Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park near Superior, Picacho Peak State Park, Florence Townsite Historic District, and Casa Grande Ru