Visitor Center Rennovations
April, May, & June 2014 are scheduled for major electrical and heating/cooling system rennovation. The Visitor Center will be closed but restrooms, movie auditorium, historic ruins area, and picnic area will remain open (no fees during rennovation).
Park Accessibility for All
The staff of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is quite proud of the park and its long history. It is our wish that all visitors can enjoy the park and its story. If you encounter barriers or problems during your visit, please let us know.
Here are some of the access accomodations incorporated into the park offerings:
Parking and Park Access
-designated, reserved parking spaces near the visitor center entrance and near the covered picnic area for mobility impaired with marked vehicle identification (hang tags or vehicle tags)
-solid paving to visitor center, restrooms, and shaded Interpretive Ramada area complete with curb cuts
-automatic push button door openers for front and rear visitor center doors
-hard packed ground in ruins and picnic areas
-ramp to overlook for the ancient ballcourt
-"touch table" of Sonaran Desert artifacts for handling by all visitors
-choice of seating in shaded Interpretive Ramada area including seat options with backrests
-choice of seating in visitor center movie area including seats with backrests and arm rails
-casual wooden bench seats available outside of the visitor center with backrests and arm rails
-captioned movie with open captions playing at all times
-T loop in movie area that can be used by anyone with a T coil in their hearing aids
Available on Request
-audio transceivers for hearing impaired watching park film
-audio description transceivers for visually impaired watching park film
-translations of park wayside exhibits in Spanish, German, and French
-simple mechanical wheelchair available for loan while touring the ruins
-available America the Beautiful access passes for qualified US citizens or permanent residents. Please read the information under Fees for more details.
Did You Know?
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument was the first cultural and prehistoric site to be protected by the United States government. It was set aside in 1892 by President Benjamin Harrison.