Plan Your Visit


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 Entrance with door and porch

Visitor Center
Open daily 362 days per year, from May 1 to September 30, summer hours are 9 am to 4 pm, and back to extended hours of 9 am to 5 pm daily from October 1 to April 30. The visitor center contains the bookstore, museum, a twenty two minute orientation film, and restrooms.

view of the Great House with protective shelter roof

Historic Area
The self-guided tour is a short walk around the Casa Grande following wayside signs. One hour guided tours are offered 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.

picnic area tables in the shelter that contains the outdoor kitchen

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 listening to a talk at the outdoor ramada

Other 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. Artist demonstrations, a speaker series, and tours are offered in cooler months, November to April.

Yarn Baskets with a soft foam core woven by children during youth events

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 leads kids on a special tour of the ruins near the Great House

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.


Please ask at the Visitor Center for the cancellation stamps desired.

Five (5) ink stamps for passport book

Last updated: June 2, 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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