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Casa Grande

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Casa Grande is a city in Pinal County, approximately halfway between Phoenix and Tucson in the U.S. state of Arizona. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 48,571. It is named after the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, which is actually located in Coolidge. "Casa Grande" is Spanish for "big house".HistoryCasa Grande was founded in 1879 during the Arizona mining boom, specifically due to the presence of the Southern Pacific Railroad. In January 1880, the community of Terminus, meaning "end-of-the-line," was established despite consisting of just five residents and three buildings. In September 1880, railroad executives renamed the settlement Casa Grande, after the Hohokam ruins at the nearby Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Casa Grande grew slowly, and suffered several setbacks both in 1886 and 1893, when fires ravaged the town, destroying all wooden housing structures within it. When the mining boom slowed in the 1890s, the town was nearly abandoned, but with the advent of agriculture, the town remained alive and well, and was eventually incorporated in 1915.One of the founding fathers of Casa Grande was Thompson Rodney Peart. Peart Road, Peart Park, and the Peart Center, all of which are notable fixtures of Casa Grande, are named after him.
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Hidden gems in Casa Grande

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Farm
Caywood Farms
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Duration: 3 hours
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History Museum
The Museum of Casa Grande
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Promenade at Casa Grande
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Casa Grande

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Farm
Queen Creek Olive Mill Queen Creek
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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State Park
Boyce Thompson Arboretum Superior
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Casino
Harrah's Ak-chin Casino Maricopa
2.8
Duration: 2 hours

Popular things to do in Casa Grande

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Park
Peart Park
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Golf Course
Francisco Grande Golf Course
2.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Mysterious Site
The Domes of Casa Grande
2.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Lookout
Casa Grande, AZ
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Duration: 2 hours

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