1100 Ruins Dr, Coolidge Arizona 85228
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is within the city limits of Coolidge off State Route 87/287. The Casa Grande (Big House) was built by prehistoric peoples called Hohokam prior to 1350 A.D. Partially ruined, the four-story structure is constructed of layers of caliche mud and represents the height of Hohokam architecture. Around the main building are the remains of a walled village; vestiges of other prehistoric villages are nearby.
The Hohokam lived in the area for many centuries prior to the construction of the Casa Grande. Some time around about 1450, Casa Grande was abandoned for unknown reasons after the Hohokam had used it for only a century. The ruins were first seen and named in 1694 by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, a missionary who was led to the site by local Pima Indians.
The visitor center features a museum. Self-guiding tours and picnic facilities are available.
Other History nearby:
(Chandler) Arizona Railway Museum
(Phoenix) Arizona State Capitol Museum
(Mesa) Arizona Temple Visitors' Center
(Coolidge) Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
(Florence) Florence General Store
(Sacaton) Gila Indian Center
12/05 Coming to The Coolidge area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.