Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge

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Ruin · State Park
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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  • It was hot, but the ruins were wonderful. The building was closed but the bookstore was open. Some great posters available.  more »
  • Fascinating structure. Absolutely worth getting off the interstate to see mysterious 600-year old building.  more »
  • I really like this place. It was interesting and informative. I only wish they would protect it more from the elements. There is less of it than when i first visited it 10 years ago. Sad. I do recommend seeing it before its gone one day.
  • Great place to visit. The volunteers are very friendly, and they have a real understanding of which they speak. It has a very nice little gift shop, including some luxury licorice. No charge for the exhibit, and it's nice to be able to walk around and look on our own time. We highly recommend this as a stop for your family.
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