• 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)

Planning Your Visit

Location
The park is off Highway 87/287 in the town of Coolidge, Arizona. A 3/4 mile paved entrance road leads to the parking lot and the visitor center. There is dedicated parking for RVs and vehicles in tow. No camping or overnight parking. »Map and driving directions

 
VC Front Entrance with door and porch

Visitor Center
Open daily 9am to 5pm, 363 days per year, the visitor center contains the entrance fee collection station, the bookstore, the museum, a twenty two minute orientation film, and restrooms.

 
view of the Great House with protective shelter roof

Historic Area
The self-guided tour is a short walk around the Casa Grande following wayside signs. One hour guided tours are offered from late November through early April, as staffing permits. Please call the day of your visit for tour schedules. Groups, especially school classes, need to call in advance.

 
picnic area tables in the shelter that contains the outdoor kitchen

Picnic Area
The picnic area shares the parking lot with the visitor center. It has shaded tables and trash receptacles. Large gatherings may plan ahead and reserve the park's outdoor kitchen.

 
visitors listening to a talk at the outdoor ramada

Other Hints and Helps
All areas are accessible by paved or hard-packed dirt paths. Leashed pets are welcome. Please allow one to two hours for your visit. Remember to prepare for desert conditions.

 

Special Events
Check the calendar for events during your visit. Past events include the American Indian Arts (and Music) Fest in February, Archeology Month Backcountry Tours in March, Junior Ranger Day in April, Fee Free Days, and Arizona History Days. Special demonstrations and tours are offered in cooler months, November to April.

 
Yarn Baskets with a soft foam core woven by children during youth events

Fun for Kids
Children ages 6-16 can participate in the Junior Ranger program during their visit. There are also activities, coloring pages, and games to enjoy before your visit at the For Kids section of this website.

 
volunteer leads kids on a special tour of the ruins near the Great House

Groups of Kids (scouts, clubs, etc)
Call in advance to see what activities and programs can be offered. Past programs include hands-on activities, crafts, and both Cub Scout and Girl Scout award workshops. School teachers should visit our For Teachers pages.

 

Stamps
Not available by mail, please ask at the Visitor Center for the cancellation stamps desired.

 
five round ink stamp impressions for passport book collections

Did You Know?

The O'odham still conduct ceremonies at Casa Grande Ruins.

The Casa Grande Ruins are still used today for ceremonies and special events by the O’odham people. The Casa Grande is a place to be visited with respect and reverence.