Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park#12 in Best Things To Do in Phoenix
History and archaeology buffs should put a trip to Pueblo Grande, a National Historic Landmark and the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix, at the top of their list of things to do. This site features the ruins of an ancient Hohokam village – which approximately 1,000 people once called home – that mysteriously disappeared around A.D. 1450. Walk among what's left of houses, storage facilities, play areas and cemeteries on a short, accessible trail. You can also view artifacts found during the site's excavation at the small on-site museum.
Recent visitors called this site a "hidden gem" and praised the well-maintained grounds, as well as the small museum. Reviewers recommend setting aside at least an hour to enjoy the attraction, though some reported spending more than two hours here. Though there are a few interactive exhibits in the museum for children, most said this attraction is best enjoyed by adults.
The Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park neighbors the Phoenix airport and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4:45 p.m. From May through September, the site is closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission costs $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 17. On-site facilities include a museum store. For more information, check out the website for the City of Phoenix.
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