A Day Tour in Pueblo Grande Ruin

The City of Phoenix has a lot of scenic attraction to enjoy. With its scenic attractions, many people visit Phoenix Arizona and aside of that, Phoenix Point of pride is the Pueblo Grande Ruin, an ancient heart of Phoenix and the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix. Having a day tour in Pueblo Grande Ruin you should learn about the attraction offers and an indoor and outdoor exhibit in Pueblo Grande Ruin in Phoenix Arizona.

Before that, Let we know the History of the Pueblo Grande Ruin.


A National Historic Landmark and a large prehistoric Hohokam Indian village site that was continuously occupied between 100 and 1450 A.D. heavily influenced by contacts with Mexico, the Hohokam built a Central American style ball court and a large masonry platform mound surrounded by caliche-brick dwellings between 1150 and 1450 A.D. The mound covers 3.3 acres and stands 20 feet high. The Pueblo Grande Ruin contains exhibits on the Hohokam people.
And now, here are some indoor and outdoor exhibits that you must see in Pueblo Grande Ruin at Phoenix Arizona.

Main Gallery

The Main Gallery of Pueblo Grande Ruin contains the agriculture, architecture and arts of the Hohokam. Inspire the design of canal system of Hohokam canal system. A red-on-buff pottery, tools and shell stone jewelry that belonged to the Hohokam people. And the Hohokam occupied land, is the Natural desert that surround of the desert and riparian landscapes material.

Children’s Gallery

Everyone can explore archaeology in the Children’s Gallery. Gaze up at the photo-mural that illustrates various aspects of archaeological field work. Hands-on displays will let you explore how archaeologists study clues from ancient and historic sites.

Outdoor Ruin Trail

The Outdoor Ruin Trail is the two-thirds of the museum and it features the prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site that partially has mound, ball court and replicated houses.  Along the trail you will see a variety of native plants, walk-in replicated dwellings and an interpretive agricultural garden.

The Agricultural Garden

When the Hohokam people first settled in the area, the Salt River ran year round. Settlers constructed miles of canals, so that the Salt River water could irrigate their fields of corn, beans, squash and cotton. The Hohokam people most likely relied on manual labor and their domesticated dogs to protect their crops from birds and small rodents.

The Ball Court

The Ball Court is the center of village life at one time. An oval, bowl-shaped in the depressions in the ground, surrounded by mounds of dirt that have dozens of spectators to watch what was happening in the court. Archaeologists cannot be certain what the ballgame looked like or that it was a ballgame at all. Some evidence suggests ball courts were associated with markets or trade relationships.

Aside of that, there’s a lot of indoor and outdoor exhibits in Pueblo Grande Ruins and be sure to stop by the Museum Store in Pueblo Grande Museum. Original American Indian Art including baskets, jewelry, pottery, paintings, kachina dolls and an extensive collection of books on archaeology are available to buy.

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