The Sonoran Desert National Monument consists of 487,000 acres of desert wilderness in south central Arizona. There was not a separate listing for the monument so I will list ot under Gila Bend, the closest town to the part I visited. This monument is a neat place to get away from people and enjoy nature on its own terms. Lots of nice cacti, low trees and wildlife. Follow the warnings and enjoy the desert safely.
Gila Bend has a Visitor's Center and Museum on the main street in town near Interstate 8. It is open daily from 8 AM to 4 PM. You can get information about area attractions at the visitor's center and look through the exhibits in the museum. Admission is free; but donations are encouraged. The museum is worth a stop.
The Gila Bend Visitor's Center and Museum also offers information about the soon to be opened Gatlin Site Park.
One of the tribes that has occupied the area for hundreds of years is the Papago Tribe. The Papago Tribe is famous for their artistry in making baskets.
One of the displays in the museum teaches you about Native American Tribes occupying the area in the past and present.