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Our Weather Hazy and unseasonably warm at 85 degrees
Overall Impression Casa Grande Ruins are not as spectacular as many ancient Pueblo ruins. The ruins are in the middle of the desert, not a scenic canyon, and the modern-looking canopy (erected to mitigate erosion) stands in stark contrast to the crumbling adobe. What makes Casa Grande worth visiting is the educational value. Inside the visitors center is a fantastic museum with artifacts, models and drawings of ancient Hohokam life. You can learn how these Indians used large mats to control irrigation via canals and how they got together with other villages in sporting contests. A quick tour of the ruins themselves will give you a chance to learn more from the very knowledgeable rangers on site.
Visiting 1 to 2 hours is enough time to visit Casa Grande Ruins. Be sure to take your time in the excellent visitor center/museum and consider tagging along on a guided tour of the ruins.
Nearby Towns Coolidge, Florence, Casa Grande, Phoenix (Arizona)
Other Nearby Attractions Saguaro NP
Official NPS Website Casa Grande Ruins NM
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