graphicHome of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument preserves the remains of an ancient Hohokam community featuring the mysterious Great House. The site includes a museum, a bookstore, a picnic area and a view of the Hohokam Ball Court. Self-guided tours are available all year round and guided tours are scheduled during the winter months. The Coolidge Historical Society features artifacts and educational values of Coolidge and the surrounding communities dating from 1920 - 1950's. The Golden Era Museum is a private collection of many historic memorabilia dating back to the early twentieth century. Within a short drive is the Gila River Indian Community/Pima Reservation, the home of the Akimel and Tohono O'Odham people, the descendants of the ancient Hohokam culture that built the "Casa Grande" around 1400 AD. Today the community thrives with successful farming, commercial businesses and casino gaming. Within a short nine miles, the community of Florence has an exceptional "Main Street" program and is home of the Pinal County Historical Museum and McFarland State Park. Pinal County Fine Arts Council hosts the "Arts in the Desert" Musical/Dinner theaters year round at Central Arizona College minutes west of Coolidge.

 

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