Walking the paths of the past at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Arizona. Visiting the ruins brought back many memories from when I was in elementary school. When we would have friends and family visits, we would bring them here to see and learn about Arizona’s history. The “Great House” was just as large as I remembered. It is fascinating to see how shelters were built and how different materials were used compared to today.
There is a wonderful area for picnicking. Many ramadas providing shade over the picnic tables and BBQs. Multiple trash cans and dog trash stations keep the debris to a minimum. As you wait for your hotdog, read the many education signs strategically placed around the picnic area to learn the history of what was.
Casa Grande Ruins
The path that leads you from the visitor center to the “Great House” is simple to follow. It is relatively flat with a slight uphill increase. You pass many short walls that could have been different community supporting buildings. Read the education signs to learn more about art, structure building, plants, and cultural traditions.
There is a visitor center, theater, exhibits, and bookstore. Check hours and park costs on the website.
Don’t worry if you are unable to travel right now. You can click here to virtually experience the Casa Grande Ruins.
Casa Grande Ruins National Park Stamp
The National Park Service manages this beautiful area. Do you collect stamps for your national park passport book? I am excited to start this collection.