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Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Tour From Phoenix
"After being picked up by luxury van from the Phoenix metro area your first stop is the famous Red Rocks of Sedona. During the brief stop you can stretch your legs take photos of the Red Rocks while your guide will pick up your lunch at a Sedona restaurant to take as a picnic to the Grand Canyon. Continuing on your scenic drive though Oak Creek Canyon one of the USA's most scenic drives you'll experience dramatic elevation changes as you wind through 2000 vertical feet (600 meters) of red walled canyon before emerging into a ponderosa forest. Once at the Grand Canyon South Rim board a state-of-the-art helicopter for a 50-minute flight over the Grand Canyon. You’ll fly towards the eastern end of the canyon following the Colorado River
From $400.00
 
Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon and Sedona Day Trip
"Journey through the beautiful Arizona landscapes on this small-group trip from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area! Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Sedona on an exciting full-day tour. Sit back relax and enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonora Desert for a day of amazing scenic diversity. Travel north to Sedona and see Arizona’s iconic saguaro cactus. Admire the desert scenery before reaching the world-famous Red Rock country. Take a break stretch your legs and enjoy time for photos before journeying to Grand Canyon.Based on time your picnic lunch will either be served in Sedona or at the Grand Canyon. Take in scenic views of the Oak Creek Canyon from the highway and see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest. Drive up 6000 feet (1800 meters) and arrive at the stunning Grand Canyon National Park. Spend at least three hours with your knowledgeable guide exploring the widest and deepest part of the canyon which stretches 277 miles (445 km) long. Visit the El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village
From $169.00
 
Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip
"This Phoenix and Scottsdale small-group city tour offers amazing views of the entire Phoenix-Scottsdale region from South Mountain Park the largest municipal park in the United States measuring at more than 17 miles (27 km) long. After pickup from your hotel enjoy a drive through the Sonoran Desert as you wind your way up to the top of the park.Cruise through the Downtown Phoenix Corridor home to the area’s skyscraper district Arizona’s historic capital building and the sporting facilities for the Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Venture through Old Town Scottsdale’s galleries and experience the area’s western charm as you explore the streets of ""The West's a 10-acre estate dating back to the 1920s and you will be treated to a delicious lunch at local favorite restaurants."
From $85.00

More Things to Do in Casa Grande National Monument

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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"Casa Grande National Monument~ "Great House""
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"Jumping Around Casa Grande National Monument!"
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"The Big House"
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"600 year old ruins"
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