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Didn't have high hopes but gambled on getting off I-10. Free now. Half hour guided tour by... read more

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worms2u
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Washington DC
Good History lesson

My Husband & I went to Casa Grande Runis National Monument in 2008. Then we went there on Feb... read more

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Muzzysgirl
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California
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

One of the largest prehistoric structures in America and still standing! This 4 storey building with its five contiguous room tiers, whose walls were made from a calcium-carbonate-rich soil called "caliche", was constructed in the 1300s AD and later abandoned circa 1450 AD. Holes through the walls of two third-story rooms and in the central, uppermost room were design features. Studies by astronomer William Hartman and others suggest that they work well to observe key astronomical events, like solstices. The "tower" was just part of a large walled compound that supported a sizeable population. Archaeologists surmise it could have been part of the control mechanism for the Hohokam Pueblo Grande - Mesa Grande irrigation system, but nobody really knows. Just an amazing structure that is impressive in this modern age so we can only imagine how it was viewed at the time of its construction. Entrance is free and there is good interpretation centre and gift shop. A must visit when in the Phoenix area.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Both the visitors center and the guided tour were beyond informative. Our guide, Barb, was both passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about the ancient Sonoran desert native cultures, the monument itself, and everything about the environment. This is such an important monument and I would highly recommend visiting!

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Have been here a number of times, we are so fortunate to have what we do today compared to when the people lived back then. It’s now free which is good for them a must see if you enjoy history as I do.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting to see. Ruins from over 700 years ago. Guided tours on the hour. Nice visitor center & movie which explains
the ruins. If it’s hot DON’T GO! We were there in Dec and it was quite cold. It’s free and they have good rest rooms. Takes about 1 1/2 hours with the tour.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019

These ruins tells of life starting 4,100 years ago. The ruins foundations tell of life starting from first primative life through 800 years ago. I did not know that life existed in our hemisphere that long ago. Very informative. Can learn much even without the tour. A great hour to spent when in the area.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Jerry B
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