Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
House of Many Stories is the title of the new park film at Casa Grande Ruins. It incorporates oral history interviews, historical vignettes, and captivating modern views to tell the story of the Casa Grande in an entirely new manner. Read more
Youth Conservation Corps and Native American Conservation Corps members worked hard at the park and worked even harder during educational field trips. From harvesting saguaro fruits to weaving traditional Tohono O'odham baskets with other educational days and tool use the summer was busy and fun. Read more
Did You Know?
An estimated six million pounds of caliche were used in the construction of the Casa Grande. Caliche is a naturally occurring soil consisting of clay, sand and calcium carbonate found in the deserts of the southwest.