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

    Casa Grande Ruins

    National Monument Arizona

Nature & Science

The Sonoran Desert seems a hostile and unhospitable place, yet there are plenty of people, animals, and plants that call this area home. It may take a keen eye and a patient ear but you can generally find a thriving community wherever you search. We welcome you to share your photographs and stories of desert wildlife here at Casa Grande Ruins. Use the Contact Us link.

 
The desert seems featureless and empty
The Sonoran Desert is sometimes barren looking but just add water and WOW
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Did You Know?

Painting the protective roof in 2003.

The metal roof structure above the Casa Grande was constructed in 1932 at a cost of almost $28,000. Maintenance of the roof structure includes painting it every 15-20 years. It was last painted in 2003 at a cost of over $100,000.