MLK Day 2014

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Date: January 14, 2014
Contact: Karl Cordova, 520 723-3172


Karl Cordova, Superintendent  (520) 723-3172


Casa Grande Ruins Offers Free Admission

  on Martin Luther King,Jr Day – January 20, 2014


COOLIDGE, AZ Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, along with all other National Park sites, joins the Nation in honoring  Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior, on Monday, January 20, 2014 with free admission for all visitors. "The holiday provides the perfect opportunity to visit the Monument and start your New Year off right," stated Superintendent Karl Cordova. "Come learn about your heritage by viewing our park movie, Casa Grande Ruins House of Many Stories, or participate in one of our fascinating tours of the Casa Grande compound led by one of our experienced guides." 

 Several National Parks are directly associated with Dr. King, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Georgia which contains his birthplace, home, church, and grave; the 54-mile long Selma to Montgomery national Historic Trail in Alabama where he led the 1965 Voting Rights March; and the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. which include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial where he spoke of his dream for American. There are dozens of other national parks that celebrate African American achievements as well. For more information about these sites, please visit the National Park Service website at

 Western National Parks Association (WNPA) supports Casa Grande Ruins National Monument through book and gift sales in their store in the visitor center. WNPA will offer a 15% discount on all sales on fee free days. This discount applies to all park visitors, not just veterans and active military.

 Casa Grande Ruins National Monument protects the multi-story 'Great House' and the ruins of other ancient structures built by the people of the Sonoran Desert over 800 years ago. Established as the nation's first archeological reserve in 1892, the Ruins sparked the beginning of the archeological preservation movement in America. The Monument is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Directions and additional information are available on the Monument's website,, or you may call (520) 723-3172.


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Last updated: February 24, 2015

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1100 W. Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85128


(520) 723-3172
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