Things to do in Casa Grande AZ and the Surrounding Area
Casa Grande is located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. This allows easy access to things to do in Casa Grande AZ as well as many of Arizona’s sites and attractions. Our location is bordered by Ironwood Forest National Monument and the Sonoran Desert National Monument to the south and west. Saguaro National Park and Picacho Peak State Park are to the south and the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is to the east. The location makes Saguaro Whispers the ideal home base for a variety of day trips. Enjoy biking, hiking, golfing, skydiving, shopping, casinos, and birding just to name a few.
Area Events and Activities
Casa Grande’s seasonal events packed with festivals and activities including the Annual Fiddlers’ Bluegrass Jamboree, Heritage Tourism Days, Wuertz Farm Family Gourd Festival, O’Odham Tash Festival, Arizona State Open Chili Championship, Copperstate and Cactus Fly-In, and Civil War re-enactment to name a few. The annual O’Odham Tash Celebration, a gathering of tribes, is in mid-February and celebrates Native American arts and crafts, ceremonial dances, rodeos, powwows and parades.
Things to do in Casa Grande AZ
Located nearby in Eloy, AZ, Skydive Arizona is one of the world’s largest skydiving centers. It now boasts an indoor wind tunnel-for the experience of skydiving without jumping out of a plane, and is open year-round.
Central Arizona College (Signal Peak Campus)
Central Arizona College is a dynamic and multifaceted institution of higher education featuring nine campuses and centers strategically located throughout Pinal County for the purpose of educating the diverse population of the region. The Signal Peak Campus, home of the Vaqueros is a close three miles from Saguaro Whispers retreat.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is one of the largest prehistoric structures ever built in North America. Today, its purpose remains as much a mystery as the people who built it. Archeologists have discovered evidence of wide-scale irrigation farming and trade which lasted over a thousand years and ended about 1450. Today the ancient ones are remembered as the “Hohokam,” an O’odham word meaning “Those Who Are Gone.”
We are also conveniently located near the Sonoran Desert National Monument. It is a must see with more than 487,000 acres of Sonoran Desert landscape, diverse ecosystems, historic sites and trails.
Explore the most popular trails in Casa Grande Mountain Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.