• 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)

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?

1852 sketch of Casa Grande by John Bartlett.

Father Kino, in 1694, was the first European to call this structure Casa Grande. It is a Spanish word that means 'great house.' The Casa Grande is a 4-story, 11-room structure which was built about 700 years ago.