For More Than 650 Years the Casa Grande Has Stood as a Meeting Place and Landmark
Explore the mystery and complexity of an extended network of communities and irrigation canals. An Ancient Sonoran Desert People's farming community and "Great House" are preserved at Casa Grande Ruins. Whether the Casa Grande was a gathering place for the Desert People or simply a waypoint marker in an extensive system of canals and trading partners is but part of the mystique of the RuinsRead More
Sivan Vah‘Ki or the Casa Grande
The 3 story Great House was built by hand long long ago. This monolith is a sentinel in the Sonoran Desert. Who built it, how, and why?Read More
Education and Adventure in Your National Park
Visits to the Casa Grande Ruins can be a personal or family project, scouting outings, part of bus tours, or a classroom journey. Start your fun hereRead More
More than a Single ‘Ruin’
Compound A includes multiple foundations, Great House, and an encircling wall. An ancient ballcourt is near the picnic area. Other secrets aboundRead More
A Continuing Focus and Gathering Point
The American Indian Arts Fest (February) is only one of the park’s special events. Celebrate Archeology Month, National Park Week and other happeningsRead More
Teens Find Work, Inspiration
From volunteer work to Youth Conservation Corp employment with a dash of hands-on demonstrations thoughout, there is something for teens at this parkRead More
Challenges of Nature
The unique environment of the Sonoran Desert continues to amaze and confoundRead More
Did You Know?
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.