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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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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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Desert Wonder

Centuries ago and in the middle of the desert, the ancient indians built an amazing edifice. What is even more amazing is that this free-standing, 4 story structure has survived... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Centuries ago and in the middle of the desert, the ancient indians built an amazing edifice. What is even more amazing is that this free-standing, 4 story structure has survived the harsh elements and depredations of early tourists. This was actually the first archaeologic national monument in the US. Though the many compounds are closed to the public and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This National Monument is set up very well, combining education (including a short movie) as well as the grounds themselves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I happened to be in Phoenix and saw a sign for this National Park I had never heard of. Only half hour from Phoenix and easy to find. It was quite interesting. They have a nice visitor center with displays and a video and guided tours. It does not cover a large area so you can see everything in a... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Casa Granda displays and rangers do an excellent job of providing information about the ancestral peoples of the Sonoran Desert. The explanations are appropriately detailed for an educated audience but not overwhelming. Staff are very friendly. The outdoor space is easy to get around, even for those with mobility challenges.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had time to kill before returning our rental car to the Phoenix airport, so I looked up places to visit between Tucson and Phoenix and found this wonderful site -- which really is a destination unto itself. If you have a senior lifetime pass to the National parks (only $10, good for your lifetime and for whoever accompanies you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located near the small town of Coolidge between Phoenix and Tuscon, this is the first archaeological site made a national monument by Congress in 1892. For us, these are as magnificent as the Honanki ruins in Sedona (see my review). We had no idea at least this native culture was building stone and mud apartment buildings nearly 1000 years ago.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had never heard of this site before visiting cousins in San Tan Valley AZ. They took us there for an afternoon. Very interesting displays. Knowledgeable guide gave a tour of the ruins and a talk on historical significance and preservation of the ruins. There is a film to watch telling of the people's who lived here long ago and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The history of America follow us on jo Owens Facebook as we tour all the National parks. We love in a rv touring America

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the tour and the grounds. The volunteer was very knowledgeable about the park, it's history, and the ruins. The area is very beautiful and would recommend stopping, but in the spring or fall time frame. It was a cold 38 while we were there. The hot oryx of the people who lived there was interesting and would recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the 45 minute drive from Phoenix. The thing that stuck with me was how quiet the area is when standing I the parking lot. The Ranger working the register was very nice and informative. We bought an annual pass so I don't remember how expensive it would be to go. The actual ruin is very big and there... More 

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