History, Heritage & Tradition

A visit to Casa Grande offers diverse opportunities to immerse yourself in a place steeped in history and agricultural heritage.


casa grande ruins national monument

One of the largest prehistoric structures ever built in North America, its purpose remains a mystery. Explore the complexity of an extended network of communities and irrigation canals created by the ancient Sonoran Desert People. The story of Casa Grande Ruins goes back farther than written history and stretches through decades of change.


caywood farms

Caywood Farms is visitor-friendly example of one of the major cotton farms dotting the landscape in rural Pinal County. Seasonal farm tours are offered by these 4th generation cotton farmers and include demonstrations, hayrides through the property, and a chance to pick your own cotton to keep.


rooster cogburn ostrich ranch

Made famous by its television features including Larry the Cable Guy - Only in America and Extreme Roadside Attractions, this is 3rd generation, family owned-and-operated working ostrich ranch is a must-see when visiting Casa Grande. Aside from the weekend Monster Truck Tours, visitors can come feed the various animals that inhabit the ranch. 


shamrock farms

More than 10,000 cows are standing by at the “Milk Mothership,” ready to make the tour a real hands-on experience for kids of all ages. With interactive displays, games, and a tram ride, Shamrock Farms offers the perfect mix of family-focused and educational activities for the whole herd.  Special events are offered during major holidays. 


cowboy days at o'odham tosh

Every February, Casa Grande transforms into a colorful festival full of Native American arts/crafts, rodeos, and much more! The festival kicks off with a parade in Downtown Casa Grande followed by two weeks of hard-riding competitions featuring the O'odham Tash Rodeo with members of the Ak-Chin, Gila River, Salt River Pima, and Tohono O'odham Nations.