Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
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- 4619 E. Washington St.
- (602) 495-0901
- N 33° 26' 52.81" W 111° 59' 2.40"
Experience a prehistoric Hohokam Indian ruin. Outdoors you can explore a 2/3 mile (1km) interpretive trail featuring the archaeological site and walk through the Hohokam Houses exhibit with reconstructed homes. Inside the Land and the People exhibit tells the story of the ancient Hohokam. The changing gallery showcases exhibits on topics such as archaeology, southwestern cultures, and contemporary American Indian arts. Let your children discover the excitement of archaeology in our hands-on exhibit: Explore Archaeology. Exciting workshops, tours and events are available year round. The Museum Store features authentic Indian arts, books on the Southwest, and other unique items.
Prehistoric Native American Museum is great!
Pueblo Grande Museum is the site of a prehistoric Native American group called the Hohokam. The site contains archaeological ruins of a platform mound and ballcourt as well as incredible exhibits along their outdoor trail and in the three galleries. The video in the theatre is a great way to start the visit and orient yourself to the museum.
If you have children there is a great childrens gallery that they can touch things and play (although I myself enjoyed playing as well!)
The added bonus is that the museum only charges $2 for admission! Such a deal!
There are many other things to do in the area such as the Botanical Gardens or Papago Park as well that we were able to spend all day in one area. The Stockyards restuarant was wonderful for lunch! It was really cool to eat in a historic restuarant and the food was so good!
I would definately recommend this place for everyone. They have things for every age group, ample parking and they are close to the airport if you need something to do in between checkout and your flight.
Plan on spending at least an hour (I spent two) and also check out their website for some of the cool upcoming programs. We happened to go on a day when they had a free demonstration of a Native American flute player. It was wonderful.
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