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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

1100 West Ruins Drive
520-723-3172

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ("Great House") and its surrounding compound as it may have appeared around 1350 C.E. One of the largest prehistoric structures ever built in North America, its purpose remains a mystery.Archeologists have discovered evidence that the ancient Sonoran Desert people who built the Casa Grande also developed wide-scale irrigation farming and extensive trade connections which lasted over a thousand years until about 1450 C.E.



Reviews

Gabriela Rodriguez

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Saturday, July 14, 2018
It's a nice place to check out when in the area. They offer a 30min informational video about the ruins which is really nice. Doesn't take much time to explore the place we took our sweet time and still finished walking the ruins in like 30-40min. Went during summer (July) and it was HOT. They do have an a/c building with with info/little exhibits and gift shop.

Yoli G. Rector

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Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
Such history revealed in this place! Family oriented, good short and concise tour. The assistants are also very nice and helpful. Children and tourists alike will be satisfied and enjoy their time at the ruins. A++

Megan Hanson

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Very interesting place! The guides know a lot of info on the ruins and the plants around them as well as the people who made the structures. The tour takes about 45 min and make sure to bring water with you. Definitely worth the stop

Robert May

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Very nice and informational. Welcome center is great. The history behind these ruins is fascinating. It does not take long to wander through the exhibit. I was only disappointed that there did not seem to be excavated canals preserved.

Jessie Ward

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
This is something neat to see! It also has restrooms, which is very handy. ***Visited again three years later and got to experience the visitor center this time. It was $8 per adult to enter. I recommend chatting with the volunteers before going outside to see the monument. If you have kids and are looking to make this an educational experience, ask for the booklet that accompanies the tiles on the base of the information boards.

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