Visitor Center Rennovations
Park is having major electrical and heating/cooling system work done. The Visitor Center will be closed until late June but restrooms, movie auditorium, historic ruins area, and picnic area will remain open (no fees or pass sales during rennovation).
Directions From Phoenix
Directions from the Phoenix Area:
Take I-10 East toward Tucson to AZ-387 at Exit 185, approximately 36 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport. Turn left at the end of the off-ramp onto AZ-187/AZ-387. Go over the I-10 overpass and then make a right turn onto AZ-387. Proceed east 7 miles to AZ-87. At the stop sign, make a right turn onto AZ-87.
Continue towards Coolidge for 7 miles to the traffic light at the intersection of AZ-87 and AZ-287. Turn right (south) onto Arizona Blvd. Look for the entrance to the monument about 1/2 mile on your right. Proceed for 3/4 mile down the entrance road to the visitor center.
Did You Know?
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.