Enjoying Casa Grande Ruins

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

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.

ruins with shelter

Historic Area
The self-guided tour follows waysid signs around the Casa Grande. Guided tours are offered from late November through early April, as staffing permits. Please call the day of your visit for tour times. Groups, especially school classes, need to make reservations.

covered picnic tables

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 gathering for guided tour

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.

Child weaving Yarn Basket

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 leading tour for children's group

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.

Groups of Adults
Church groups, social clubs, traveling educational projects such as Road Scholars (Elder Hostel), and reunions are all welcome. Please call the park in advance for any group of 15 or more. Don't forget the outdoor kitchen and picnic area are available, too.

5 ink stamps available at the park

Last updated: February 24, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 W. Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85128

Phone:

(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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