• 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)

Native American Arts Fest Dancers

2013 Featured Dancers
 
River- People-Basket-Dancers are performing. Dancers in a row followed by their singers and gourd rattle muscians.

River People Basket Dancers

NPS

Saturday Morning Opening at 10 am

River People Basket Dancers

The River People Basket Dancers are from Blackwater, Arizona in the Gila River Indian Community. The group has performed traditional Akimel O'odham dances since 1984. Barnaby Lewis is the main singer for the group. We are honored that for the fifth year the River People Basket Dancers will welcome visitors to the American Indian Music Fest at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the home of their ancestors.

 
Hashan-Kehk Traditional Dancers

Hashan-kehk Traditional Dancers

Sunday Morning Opening at 10 am

Hashan-Kehk Traditional Dancers

The Hashan-kehk Traditional Dancers & Singers have been together for over ten years and travel extensively through the Gila River area and Arizona. The dancers and singers are from the Gila River Indian Reservation. Each dance and song is a blessing to everyone who hears the songs and sees the dances. The Hashan-Kehk Traditional Dancers and Singers are honored to be a part of the American Indian Music Fest 2013 and ask that each and everyone take the blessings of the songs and dances with them and within their hearts.

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.