Casa Grande Ruins Nat
Just northeast of town lies the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, an exciting glimpse into the old history of the area. Archaeological evidence indicates that the site was built by the ancient Sonoran Desert People for purposes unknown. Whatever it was used for it is one of the largest prehistoric structures found in North America. Abandoned in the 1400s, the site was rediscovered and eventually turned into a park to preserve it against harm. Thanks to diligent efforts by the caretakers of the monument the park is in great shape, standing as a window into the regions past for all to look through.
Casa Grande Historica
Locals can learn about the history of their town at the Casa Grande Historical Society Museum, winner of the El Merito reward from the Museum Association of Arizona. The museum is dedicated to showcasing Casa Grande's pioneer history, with many exhibits about pioneer life, the expansion of the railroad, and the unique lifestyle of the southwest. The museum reaches out to the community by offering guided tours for adults, field trips for youth groups and students, and access to their research materials for scholars in search of primary sources. If you want to know more about Casa Grande, this is the place to start.