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H1 Hummer Adventure from Phoenix
"There’s a reason that the U.S. Army outfits its fleets with Humvees: They’re bold they’re versatile and they’re badass. The M998 Humvee is military-grade only but the Hummer H1 is the closest a civilian can get. This off-road vehicle is perfect for the rough-and-tumble tourist who prefers an up close and personal experience. Mud dirt water rocks—it’s all the same for the Hummer H1. Coast along desert trails high above the ground
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SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona
"SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona transports you into the amazing ocean world providing close encounters with a vast array of creatures from starfish and seahorses to stingrays and sharks. Make your way through the exhibits from the Arizona park lakes to river canyons and caves. Arrive at the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean and come face-to-face with the amazing inhabitants of the sea.Become a rock pool explorer as you discover the wildlife of the rocky coastline and the shallow seas then venture to the dark ocean depths. At every step there are amazing creatures to discover.SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona hosts educational talks and demonstrations throughout the day. These include shark and ray feedings and talks on sharks seahorses rays and rock pools."
From $16.00
 
Segway Tour of Tempe Town Lake in Arizona
"Just a short drive east from downtown Phoenix your Segway tour begins at the Tempe Center for the Arts a top attraction of Tempe Town Lake. Tempe Town Lake is actually a reservoir and engineering marvel that helps protect the city of Tempe from flooding and provides endless water sports fun for both residents and visitors. Your guide will take you offering 5 miles (8 km) of paths circling Town Lake used for bicycling jogging or roller skating. You'll also be able to see amazing views of the Papago Buttes rock formations and the beautiful surrounding desert landscape.As part of your Segway experience you'll start with a 30-minute training session to get yourself familiar with the controls and operations of your Segway."""
From $49.00

More Things to Do in Casa Grande National Monument

Casa Grande Visitor Center

These places are such a wealth of information, education, and a place to escape from the heat or cold when visiting a national park. Here is where the entrance fee collection station, the bookstore,...
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Yaqui
Sep 06, 2011

Casa Grande the Community

The plaque reads: This three story building is one of the many houses that once stood inside the compound. It was built directly against the compound wall, and was possible occupied by one large...
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Yaqui
Sep 06, 2011

Casa Grande Main Structure

Part of the plaque reads:Casa Grande was built around the 1300's and is the tallest and most massive Hohokam building known, standing 35 feet tall and containing nearly 3,000 tons of caliche. Caliche...
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Yaqui
Sep 06, 2011

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

It was a wonderful weekend and so we decided to go to Tucson, but then the winds were noticeably very strong on the freeway as we were driving from Phoenix. So, we just decided to cut our trip to...
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jumpingnorman
Dec 13, 2009

Is This an Observatory?

One of the uses of Casa Grande may have been as an Observatory and calendar. Different openings in the building align with the sun and the moon at different times. The small round opening on the west...
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Basaic
Oct 13, 2008

Other Village Ruins

Casa Grande was only one building of several in a large compound that was like a modern neighborhood. There were also at least four other compounds that made up the entire village. Casa Grande,...
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Basaic
Oct 13, 2008
 
 
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The Casa Grande

Casa Grande (or Great House) is the centerpiece of a Hohokam Village and was built in the 1300s. It is four stories high and 60 feet long. It took nearly 3000 tons of a concrete-like mixture of sand,...
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Basaic
Oct 13, 2008

Hohokam Ballcourt

This unexcavated mound is a prehistoric ballcourt that was probably used by the Hohokam in the 1100 to 1200 timeframe. It had room for about 12 players. Ballcourts were probably used for competitions...
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Basaic
Oct 13, 2008

See the Museum and Learn about the Hohokam

Here are some of the displays in the museum. They explain about the Hohokam and their way of life. Photo 1 shows what the archeologists believe a typical Hohokam house would look like; photo 2 shows...
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Basaic
Oct 13, 2008

Visitor's Center

Your first stop will be the Visitor Center where you pay your entrance fee of 5.00 and where you can see the displays in the rather well-done museum. You can also get an informative brochure about the...
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Basaic
Oct 13, 2008

The Casa

The ruins are from about 600 years ago and include a large multi-story structure with lots of smaller, one-story walls around it. Over the "casa grande" is a metal roof that is meant to protect it...
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leplaya
Jan 06, 2008

Casa Grande National Monument

One thing we can be fairly certain of, the Great House was completed in the late-Classic period of Hohokam culture, sometime around 1350. The big question though, is identifying its purposes. Some...
sambarnett
Oct 06, 2002

Petroglyphs

They have a nice display relating to Hohokam era Petroglyphs dating from between 200 A.D. and 900 A.D.. The Hohokam are thought by some to be forefathers to the Hopi and the Navajo.
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Basaic
Dec 31, 2015

Picnic Areas

The Casa Grande National Monument has a nice picnic area, complete with grills set up across the parking lot from the Visitor Center.
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Basaic
Oct 13, 2008

Hotels Near Casa Grande National Monument

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1200 Sunrise Plaza Drive, Florence, Arizona, 85232, United States
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9788 North Cox Road, Casa Grande, Arizona, 85122, United States
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9198 N. Hwy 79, Florence, Arizona, 85232, United States
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805 N. Cacheris Ct, Casa Grande, Arizona, 85122, United States
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2145 East Florence Boulevard, Casa Grande, Arizona, 85122, United States
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2066 E. Florence Blvd., I-10 or I-8, Casa Grande, Arizona, 85122, United States
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Top 5 Casa Grande National Monument Writers

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Yaqui

"Casa Grande National Monument~ "Great House""
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Basaic

"Basaic Casa Grande National Monument Page"
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jumpingnorman

"Jumping Around Casa Grande National Monument!"
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sambarnett

"The Big House"
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leplaya

"600 year old ruins"
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