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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

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Address: 1100 W Ruins Dr, Coolidge, AZ 85128-3200
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+1 520-723-3172
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Archeological preserve of one of the most mysterious ancient structures in...

Archeological preserve of one of the most mysterious ancient structures in North America.

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This place is in the middle of nowhere, but all of a sudden you see it as you get closer. The museum is neat, very informative video of the history of the area, the people, and... read more

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Albany, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is in the middle of nowhere, but all of a sudden you see it as you get closer. The museum is neat, very informative video of the history of the area, the people, and the structure. The Park staff were helpful and friendly. The structure is amazing. It was also neat that they had an active archaeological dig... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great presentation and preservation of the ancient Sonoran Desert people's community. Through film, artifacts and ruins the community of the ancient people come to life. Surprising sophistication in regards to farming and architecture led to a far reaching influence in trade, culture and administration.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty cool place. Museum is interesting and the structures are very cool, Hohokum Indians had an interesting way of life. Not a lot to see but still worth it. Ground squirrels so cute!

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Thank dphwalker
Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There's more here than initially meets the eye. In addition to the "Casa Grande" (Great House), there are ruins from other parts of this prehistoric complex: a ball court, earthen platform mounds, and other small buildings. The visitor center is highly educational, with exhibits on the history of the area, the ancient people who built the Casa Grande, and the... More 

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Thank Justine S
Alpharetta, Georgia
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fairly simple site with the ruins outside and a small museum and film inside. The ruins are pretty remarkable, since they are so old yet so large. There are a few markers around the site with additional information about the site and its history. We caught most of a ranger talk about the history and it really... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins of the Great House are very impressive. Unfortunately much of the remainder of this ancient community are restricted from visitation. The museum displays in the visitor center are very informative. There is a $5 visitor fee per person which is good for seven days from the date of purchase. The displays, the very informative short film about the... More 

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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24 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to check out this place after the many trips past it over the course of the last 2yrs. The wife & I finally had the opportunity to see it, I love history and to hear and see the fascinating history of the people of that era and to see the amazing skills they had in constructing the "great house"... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A chunk of mud in the middle of the desert. An amazing chunk of mud. I had seen a number of pictures of the ruins with the roof over it. But, seeing it from the road it was so much larger. The ruins are in the middle of a large flat area of the desert. The ruins are not only... More 

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to take a break while driving from Phoenix to Tucson. Interesting place to see and learn about the ways people lived so many years ago, although kids were a bit bored and wondered off to look at lizards. Tour and movie took about an hour. There's Walmart across the road if you need to pick up anything.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we took in the Ruins one beautiful sunny day with son and daughter in law. Excellent guide who really gave us a different perspective of the area.

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