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Vacation in Casa Grande - Arizona


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Area Overview

Casa Grande is the perfect "base" from which to explore Arizona and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and friendly residents of the community. It is located in the heart of the Sun Corridor, within an hour drive to two metropolitan areas, Phoenix to the north and Tucson to the south, at the intersection of two major interstates, I-10 and I-8. Find out what many of your fellow travelers already know – Casa Grande is your home-away-from-home. The city offers a broad range of facilities and activities, including a senior center, recreation center, teen center, museums, libraries, bowling lanes, fitness centers and fitness classes, family aquatic park with 120-foot water slide, theaters, area golf courses, skate-park, shooting range, hiking and bike trails and rodeo facilities. More than 25 parks are located in and around Casa Grande, many with shade ramadas, sports courts such as pickleball, tennis, basketball, bocce ball, sports fields and playground equipment.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













Casa Grande is a “community first” city with renowned small-town appeal where residents and visitors celebrate Casa Grande’s exceptional charm and wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, historic sites, attractions, golf, movies, museums, community theatre, festivals and events year ‘round. You can relax under sunlit blue skies, incredible winter weather with a no-snow guarantee, golf, hike, skydive or dine al fresco with friends at one of the area’s restaurants. Of course, between January and April, you will probably be filling your calendar with some of the many events and festivals such as Pinal County Agri-Country Bluegrass Jamboree, Arts & Crafts Bazaar; Historic Downtown Street Fair; Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival; Cowboy Days & O’Odham Tash, monthly Downtown Street Scene in our historic downtown and so much more. In Casa Grande and Pinal County, there are attractions and activities to suit any taste or sensibility.

Cultural Activities





In Casa Grande,The Museum of Casa Grande and the Casa Grande Art Museum are open seasonally and open to the public. There are concerts and performing arts productions available through the BlackBox Theatre and The Paramount Theatre and at Central Arizona College, there is a performing arts series throughout the fall, winter and spring. In Pinal County, which includes Casa Grande, there are many museums: Ak-Chin Eco Museum; The Museum of Casa Grande; Oracle; Pinal County Historical (Florence); Superior Historical; and Superstition Mountain Historical museums. Some of the museums are open seasonally and some are open year 'round. There are several Native American nations in close proximity to Casa Grande and each offers exceptional gaming venues, shopping, rich history and culture as well as events. Ak-Chin Indian Community houses the Ak-Chin Him Dak Eco-Museum, the first of its kind in America. The Him-Dak is a place where objects of their past are conserved and shared. Stories of the Gila River Community history and culture are told at the Huhugam Heritage Center where historic and prehistoric records are archived. The lands of the Tohono O'Odham Nation are located within the Sonoran Desert in south central Arizona. Himdag Ki: Hekihu, Hemu, Im B I-Ha'ap (Way of Life House - Past, Present, and into the Future), has several exhibits in the galleries and has two collections repositories. The main gallery has exhibits that display the history of the land, food, language, and leadership. Tohono O'Odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum is located below the Baboquivari Mountain Range, 10 miles south of Sells, two hours from Casa Grande. Open to the public.

Attractions






A short 30/40-minute drive from Casa Grande, there are lakes; a Steamboat Ride; panning for gold; Rawhide, Arizona's largest western-themed attraction - designed to replicate an 1880s western town, wonderful casinos and dining venues and excellent hiking venues both in Casa Grande and in outlying areas.In Pinal County, there are many attractions and sights to see, including: Aravaipa Canyon;Biosphere II; Boyce Thompson Arboretum; Casa Grande National Monument; Goldfield Ghost Town;Ira Hayes Memorial Park; Leaf & Feather Farm; Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch; Queen Creek Olive Mill; Sky Dive Arizona; St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Monastery and Tom Mix Monument. State Parks in the county are: McFarland Historic Park; Lost Dutchman; Oracle and Picacho Peak State Parks.

Transportation



In Casa Grande, taxi services are availanble. An easy drive from the Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix) and the Tucson International Airport. Shuttle services are available to and from both locations.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  32.0  48.5  65.0  1.3 "
 February  34.0  51.0  68.0  1.1 "
 March  38.0  55.0  72.0  0.9 "
 April  43.0  61.5  80.0  0.4 "
 May  50.0  69.0  88.0  0.2 "
 June  59.0  78.0  97.0  0.4 "
 July  66.0  80.5  95.0  4.1 "
 August  65.0  78.5  92.0  3.6 "
 September  59.0  74.5  90.0  1.7 "
 October  48.0  65.0  82.0  1.2 "
 November  38.0  55.0  72.0  0.7 "
 December  32.0  48.5  65.0  1.1 "

Best Time To Go:

Winter and spring.

The majority of our winter residents, visitors and tourists enjoy the beauty of the low desert, with its huge array of desert cacti and plants and amazing sunsets, October through April. Traditionally, the warmest months of the year are June - September; the 50,000 plus year-round residents can verify that the dry-heat is often sought for health reasons.

Accommodations


There are a number of hotels/motels/resorts and RV resorts in and around the Casa Grande area. Best to make reservations well in advance of your arrival. Visit www.casagrandechamber.org to find a listing of local accommodations.

Costs

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