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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument preserves an ancient Hohokam farming community and "Great House." Created as the nation’s first archeological reserve in 1892, the site was declared a National Monument in 1918. The "Great House" is believed to have been built around 1350 and archeologists have found evidence it was used, and the area around it irrigated and farmed, for over 100 years. Why it was abandoned is a mystery. The ruins are actually located by the town of Coolidge, not Casa Grande despite the latter town getting its name from the ruins.
Near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Interstate 8 is an outlet park with several brand name stores selling merchandise at a discounted price.
Casa Grande was founded in 1879, and was named for the famous Hohokam Indian Ruins 20 miles to the northeast. It is located midway between Phoenix and Tucson, and has grown to be the largest community in western Pinal County since its incorporation in 1915. About 30,000 people call Casa Grande home. The town has 18 parks, an historic district and numerous hotels, motels, and restaurants. During my most recent visit here I stayed at the Super 8 Motel.
Cracker Barrel $11 as of October 2014. This was a typical Cracker Barrel, which to me means it's very good. The... more travel advice
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