Museums & Tours
Explore the rich history of the Casa Grande region. Farmers, cowboys, & Americans of the Southwest. A charming society filled with local artifacts and events. A true jewel for all museumophiles!
Ernie Adams, originator of the dwarf car, has made a name for himself building Dwarf Race Cars and scaled down replicas of classic cars called Dwarf Car Cruisers. These handmade works of art now have a home in Maricopa, Arizona.
Pima Air & Space Museum, where history takes flight, is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You'll see more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced, both from the United States and throughout the world.
A National Historical Landmark, this fascinating church just outside of Tucson titilates us with the oldest European architecture in Arizona. Gripping murals and marvelous churchy artifacts abound. The church and museum of Mission San Xavier del Bac is surely not to be missed. Step back in time...feel the Spaniards in heat!
There's no wabi-sabi here! Frank Lloyd Wright created a perfect marriage between his brilliant architecture and the desert outdoors. Now you can tour his Arizona masterpiece...any day of the week! Taliesin West is a short jaunt up to North Scottsdale.
At the base of South Mountain (the one with all the towers), lies an eccentric masterpiece abode made from interesting things and cool tchotchkes. Tours are given daily- a fun and unique day excursion with expansive views and a unique history.
This one is not to be missed. Also- ice cream! An extremely fun adventure tour of the local dairy just down the street. See and meet what and who you are smelling (with the rare westerly winds, that is)
The Huhugam Heritage Center is a place that tells the stories of the history, culture, and language of the peoples of the Gila River Indian Community and honors the ancient Huhugam. It is designed to house and preserve the cultural resources of the Gila River Indian Community, including past and current archaeological findings. Through exhibitions, classes, programs, and collections, its goal is to educate the public about the rich cultural heritage of the Akimel O'odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) peoples.
It's a gigantic prehistoric ruin that has been protected and maintained by the federal government for over a hundred years, yet no one knows what it is. Nobody knows why it was built, but we do know this: it was built by Hohokam Indians and it's the biggest thing they ever built.
Time Life Books recently named this one of the world's 50 must-see wonders of the world. Wondrous indeed! This special mini-world offers daily once-in-a-lifetime tours. Smell the ocean, explore the rainforest, and witness science blossom before your very eyes.