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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

At one of North America’s most mysterious archaeological sites, learn about Arizona’s ancient inhabitants and the North American preservation movement.

Visit the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument to explore one of the earliest remaining structures in Arizona, which is believed to be one of the continent’s longest-inhabited regions. Understood to date back to the 12th century, the phenomenal archaeological site is considered one of the most important in the nation.  Take a daytrip from Tucson to learn about its mysterious history and the role it played in spurring on the archaeological preservation movement in the United States.

Protected by law since 1892, the Casa Grande Ruins became the first prehistoric and cultural reserve in the country. The protection of the ruins led to the formation of countless other protected regions. Visit the site to learn about the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People to whom the megalithic structure is attributed. Sign up for a guided tour of the site to learn about the traditional landowners of the area. Southern Arizona shows signs of early agricultural practices. The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument stands at the center of a region once dissected by irrigation channels.

While there are no concrete answers as to what the building was used for, it is widely considered to be a sacred ceremonial landmark. Visit the national monument on weekends in late fall and winter for demonstrations by Native American locals. Learn about traditional craft and farming techniques during your visit. Arrive in late November for the American Indian Arts and Music Festival, hosted at the national monument.

Bring your binoculars to look for the many birds living in the region. Try to spot the great horned owls that have nested in the sheltering roof of the ruins since 2006. Explore the park on foot to look for round-tailed ground squirrels and western burrowing owls that live among the park’s cacti.

The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is located on the outskirts of Coolidge. Reach the national monument from Tucson or Phoenix in about 1 hour by car. There is a small fee to enter the monument and parking is available on-site. The national monument is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


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Great Home Furnished Close to a lot of Attractions to see Anywhere in a day

Great Home Furnished Close to a lot of Attractions to see Anywhere in a day

, Coolidge
     
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    Situated in Coolidge, this vacation home is 3.7 mi (6 km) from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center. Poston Butte Golf Club and Pinal County Historical Society & Museum are also within 16 mi (25 km).

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    , Florence
       
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      Situated in Florence, this romantic vacation home is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Poston Butte Golf Club and within 12 mi (20 km) of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Pinal County Historical Society & Museum. Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center and St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery are also within 25 mi (40 km).

      Everhart Lane 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Home by Redawning
      Everhart Lane 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Home by Redawning

      Everhart Lane 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Home by Redawning

      5792 E Everhart Ln, Florence
         
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Florence, this vacation home is 4.3 mi (7 km) from Poston Butte Golf Club and 11.5 mi (18.4 km) from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Pinal County Historical Society & Museum and Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus are also within 25 mi (40 km).

        GreenTree Inn & Suites Florence C$145
        GreenTree Inn & Suites Florence

        GreenTree Inn & Suites Florence

        240 W. Hwy #287, Florence
           
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          Located in the heart of Florence, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Pinal County Historical Society & Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Poston Butte Golf Club. St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery is 11.5 mi (18.5 km) away.

          Blue Mist Motel Florence C$89
          Blue Mist Motel Florence

          Blue Mist Motel Florence

          40 S Pinal Pkwy, Florence
             
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            Located in the heart of Florence, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Pinal County Historical Society & Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Poston Butte Golf Club and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery is 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away.

            Agave - 4 Br home by RedAwning
            Agave - 4 Br home by RedAwning

            Agave - 4 Br home by RedAwning

            28914 N. Agave Rd., San Tan Valley
               
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in San Tan Valley, this vacation home is 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from Poston Butte Golf Club and within 20 mi (32 km) of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. Bear Creek Golf Course and SanTan Village are also within 20 mi (32 km).

              Taylor Trail - 4 Br home by RedAwning
              Taylor Trail - 4 Br home by RedAwning

              Taylor Trail - 4 Br home by RedAwning

              668 E. Taylor Trail, San Tan Valley
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in San Tan Valley, this vacation home is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from Poston Butte Golf Club and within 25 mi (40 km) of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. Bear Creek Golf Course and SanTan Village are also within 25 mi (40 km).

                Siegel Select Casa Grande C$40
                Siegel Select Casa Grande

                Siegel Select Casa Grande

                540 North Cacheris Court, Casa Grande
                   
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                  Situated in Casa Grande, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Promenade at Casa Grande and within 6 mi (10 km) of Casa Grande Valley Historical Society Museum and Casa Grande Art Museum. Robson Ranch Golf Club and Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center are also within 9 mi (15 km).