The Casa Grande Ruins-- Great House
NPS Photo by Jim Creager
Casa Grande Ruins is entered 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 special parking for RVs and longer vehicles. »Map and driving directions
The visitor center contains the entrance fee collection station, the bookstore, the museum, a twenty two minute video, and restrooms.
The self-guided tour consists of a short walk around the Casa Grande following wayside signs. Guided tours are provided 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.
Fun for Kids
Children ages 6-16 can participate in the park's Junior Ranger program during their visit. There are also activities, coloring pages, and games to print out and enjoy before your visit at the For Kids section of this website.
Groups of Kids (scouts, clubs, etc)
Call well in advance of your visit to see what activities and programs can be offered. Past programs include Junior Ranger Day hands-on activities, Family Archeology Day hands-on crafts, and both Cub Scout and Girl Scout award workshops.
A picnic area is located across the parking lot from the visitor center. The picnic area has shaded tables and a raised platform to view an ancient ball court.
All areas are accessible by paved or hard-packed dirt paths. Leashed pets are welcome. Please allow one to two hours for your visit.