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)
Centennial History of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument: A comprehensive history of the first 100 years of the Monument from 1892 to 1992. (1.72 MB PDF file)
Casa Grande Ruins Foundation Statement: A planning and management document defining the monument's purpose, significance, primary interpretive themes, and fundamental resources and values. (1.96 MB .pdf file)
Casa Grande Ruins Superintendent's Compendium: The superintendent's orders (compendium) for Casa Grande Ruins National Monument regarding park closures, permit requirements, designations and other restrictions. (333k .pdf file)
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.