• The Great House at Casa Grande Ruins stands out for miles

    Casa Grande Ruins

    National Monument Arizona

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  • Visitor Center Rennovations

    Park is having major heating/cooling system work done. The Visitor Center is closed (we don't know how long-mid July?) but restrooms, movie auditorium, historic ruins area, and picnic area remain open (no fees or pass sales during rennovation)

Plan A Field Trip

We would like to assist you and your students in having an enjoyable experience that you can appreciate and understand in the context of your curriculum.

At the same time, please remember that Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is an archeological site and NOT a recreational area. We are entrusted with protecting and preserving the cultural and natural resources at Casa Grande Ruins and providing opportunities for other visitors to enjoy and experience the Monument. Children, as well as all visitors, are expected to conduct themselves with respect for the fragile ruins and for other visitors.

 

Things to consider...

Here are a few questions to help you assess whether a visit to the Monument will be beneficial to your students.

  1. How will your visit to Casa Grande Ruins supplement your classroom curriculum?
  2. What area would you like to focus on when visiting? (Archeology, Prehistoric cultures, Sonoran Desert, Arizona history, etc.)
  3. What activities do you have for the students to work on before and/or during their visit?
  4. Will you have a post-visit evaluation for your students? (Writing assignment, quiz, art project)
  5. What are your expectations, goals and/or objectives?

Did You Know?

Examples of pendants created and traded by the Hohokam

The ancient Sonoran Desert people made shell jewelry bracelets, rings, necklaces and pendants. Some of the jewelry was inlaid with turquoise, others had designs etched into the surface. The shells were acquired from as far away as the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California.