Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Badge in Creosote
Earn your wooden Junior Ranger badge during your visit.

Especially for Kids

Discover the history of Casa Grande Ruins, the people living here in ancient times, and the story of how they managed to flourish in such a harsh environment. Enjoy activities, games, and puzzles to learn about this special place. Activities during your visit may include visiting the Great House, attending a tour, visiting the ball court, viewing the museum exhibits in the visitor center, examining the touch table, and watching the park movie. Children can also earn a free official Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Junior Ranger badge!

How does it work?

While visiting Casa Grande Ruins, pick up a free Junior Ranger booklet at the visitor center. Complete as many pages as your age and return with the completed book to talk with a park ranger or volunteer at the visitor center. They will review your book with you and you will receive a Junior Ranger badge.

You can contact us and request a book before your visit but a park visit is required to earn the badge. The purpose of the Junior Ranger program is to help children interact with the park.

Junior Ranger Motto: Explore, Learn, Protect!
Junior Ranger Motto: Explore, Learn, Protect!

More, more, more!

There are many theme based Junior Ranger books that may not require specific park visits. The details for these programs are found online at the Kids in Parks page.

web ranger patch with hat and world map design
Web Ranger Patch earned online through the Web Rangers program
Don't Miss the Online Web Rangers Site!
Visit the National Park Service's online Web Ranger program for kids of all ages.

Last updated: September 30, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 W. Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85128


(520) 723-3172
General park contact number includes a phone tree for finding the employee you wish to contact. Callers may dial zero for the phone attendant. Voicemail is available for many of the extensions.

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