Casa Grande is a city on the cusp of becoming one of the most bustling economies in Arizona. Strategically located at the intersection of two interstate highways (I-8 and I-10) and just a short drive to metro-Phoenix amenities, Casa Grande buzzes with a level of activity that both drives business development and inspires community engagement. A competitive spirit abounds in Casa Grande with an array of sports recreation options that include world-class instructional programs at Grande Sports World, the pristine softball diamonds at Paul Mason Sportsplex, the Ed Hooper Rodeo Grounds, and a brand new community recreation center. The community’s golf and desert-rich hiking trails provide additional opportunities to play in the great outdoors.
On the business front, Casa Grande is turning the heads of both large corporations and family-owned entrepreneurs, with business cultivation taking center stage. Employment opportunities are plentiful and will only continue to flourish over the coming years of expected rapid growth. Additionally, Casa Grande touts an impressive retail and downtown revitalization effort that is energizing the City’s beating heart and rich heritage.
When you come to Casa Grande, you come to participate. From business development to local community events and sports to outdoor recreation, Casa Grande is a dynamic, interactive community; a modern city that embodies small town charm with big city vitality.
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Arts & Culture (Recommended up to 2)
The dynamic arts and culture scene in Casa Grande is something in which the community takes tremendous pride.
This group hosts local musicians and presents plays, musicals, comedy improv, and more using local casting of all ages. Acting classes are also offered at the studio, teaching children the basics of theater, auditions, and production.
Located in a quaint, historic structure, this art museum showcases the work of Arizona artists. Lively receptions accompany each rotating exhibit and monthly workshops and classes are open to art-lovers of all skill levels.
Funded by a National Partners in Preservation Grant, venture into an outdoor museum where iconic vintage and neon signs tell the story of the mid-century modern heyday of Historic Downtown Casa Grande. Open daily from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Casa Grande Neon Sign Park
Their Herb Shoppe provides a selection of over 400 herbs, teas, tinctures, essential oils, salves, powders, soaps, and a host of pharmaceutical-grade vitamins, supplements, holistic healing services and health and wellness classes.
During October - May, Casa Grande Main Street, and local merchants host a wide variety of events - street fairs, live concerts, farmers’ markets, live western auctions, history walking tours, and special museum hours for same-day visits. - MORE
Historic Downtown Casa Grande
The museum opens for historical talks and interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts, documents, and photos. They host an annual Night At The Museum where guests can enjoy a starlit sky with dinner, live music, and silent auction.
History, Heritage & Tradition (Recommended up to 4)
A visit to Casa Grande offers diverse opportunities to immerse yourself in a place steeped in history and agricultural heritage.
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.
This visitor-friendly farm is an 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, and 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.
Made famous by its television features including Larry the Cable Guy - Only in America and Extreme Roadside Attractions, this 3rd generation, family-owned-and-operated working ostrich ranch is a must-see when visiting Casa Grande.
More than 10,000 cows are standing by at the “Milk Mothership,” ready to make the tour a hands-on experience for kids. With interactive games and a tram ride, they offer the perfect mix of family educational activities for the whole herd.
Wine & Dine (Recommended up to 4)
Casa Grande offers a food experience for connoisseurs of all kinds. From small local favorites to state-recognized fine dining establishments, you won’t leave Casa Grande hungry!
Find the three dearest to our hearts and stomachs – coffee, wine and beer – at this charming, surprisingly cosmopolitan shop. Coffee and wine are its specialties, but you can also enjoy small plates, sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets.
Bedillon’s Cactus Garden and Restaurant
This community staple in Downtown offers the atmosphere of home and will leave you feeling stuffed from a great home-cooked meal. Stop by and enjoy their larger-than-life sandwiches, big breakfasts, and company of the downtown community.
A local favorite, this family-owned cafe puts a unique twist to old-time food using the freshest ingredients available. Personality and charm is as great as the food with the atmosphere of a simpler time.
Eva has always enjoyed cooking for her family, using original recipes, roasting chiles and preparing homemade tortillas daily. Today her son Fernando has helped her expand on her dream. His experience and eye for architecture are what have brought the Norte location to where it is today. The courtyard reminds the family of buildings they would admire in Mexico along with high ceilings and authentic detailed architecture and décor. The Cornejo’s truly wish for you to experience what they have come to love and that is, to serve you as our guest and make you feel like family.
This mid-century marvel was frequented by figures of a golden past, including John Wayne, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey. Francisco Grande offers a variety of dining and entertainment options - from upscale to casual, and a few in-between.
Outdoor Sports & Recreation (Recommended up to 2)
With plenty of sunshine year-round, there is no shortage of outdoor sports and recreational activities in and around Casa Grande.
This is one of the best ways to experience the stunning scenery of the Sonoran Desert. With over 18 miles of trails, guests can choose to climb as high as 2,350 ft. or wander through vegetation that is specifically unique to Arizona.
Beautiful mountain views and mature trees accent this Par 72 course. With paved cart paths and recently updated irrigations system, you will be pleased with the 6,651 yards of this wonderful golf experience.
Experience breathtaking views of the uninhabited desert from 13,000 feet in the air with jumps designed for every level. Land-goers can enjoy a day at the Jumping Facility with their swimming pool, basketball court, campsite, and shaded park.
Local Lodging (Recommended up to 2)
With so many places to see, things to do, and restaurants to try in Casa Grande, visitors should definitely spend a few nights in this adventure full community. Here are a few local lodging options in Casa Grande.
This expansive property is an excellent place to get a taste of Casa Grande Culture. Whether you are looking for a golf getaway or interested in booking their John Wayne suite, this high end hotel is what you have been
Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort
This luxurious bed and breakfast in Casa Grande is conveniently located near several community attractions and offers spacious, enjoyable experiences. The bed & Breakfast is surrounded by Sonoran Desert to give guests the perfect escape.