Pueblo Grande Ruin and Irrigation Sites, Phoenix

Pueblo Grande Ruin and Irrigation Sites, Phoenix (must see)

Pueblo Grande Ruin and Irrigation Sites are pre-Columbian archaeological sites and ruins, located in Phoenix. They include a prehistoric platform mound and irrigation canals. The City of Phoenix manages these resources as the Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park

Long before Euroamericans moved into the area that is now Phoenix, it was home to a thriving civilization called Huhugam by the culturally affiliated O’odham and the Hohokam by archaeologists. These Ancestral Native Americans created the archaeological structures preserved at Pueblo Grande.

Pueblo Grande features a large platform mound with retaining walls. This massive structure contains over 20,000 cubic meters (yards) of fill. There were also many dwellings, and at least three ball courts.

The Hohokam archaeological culture developed some of the largest and most advanced canal systems in all of pre-Columbian North America. They were the first people to practice irrigated agriculture in the region. The remnants of their irrigation canals are part of the archaeological site at Pueblo Grande.

Pueblo Grande was occupied from approximately A.D. 450 to 1450, at which time it was abandoned like many other villages throughout the Phoenix basin. The reasons why these ancestral Native Americans left their villages and irrigation systems are widely debated among archaeologists. There are many competing hypotheses that include floods, droughts, warfare, and disease.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Phoenix. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Pueblo Grande Ruin and Irrigation Sites on Map

Sight Name: Pueblo Grande Ruin and Irrigation Sites
Sight Location: Phoenix, USA (See walking tours in Phoenix)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Phoenix, Arizona

Create Your Own Walk in Phoenix

Create Your Own Walk in Phoenix

Creating your own self-guided walk in Phoenix is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Phoenix Introduction Walking Tour

Phoenix Introduction Walking Tour

Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona and the central city in a larger metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. The city was first settled as an agricultural community where the Salt and Gila Rivers met. An intricate canal system keeps this hot corner of the Sonoran Desert fertile. In the early days, the city's economy was based on the "Five Cs"—citrus, cotton, copper,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Phoenix Museum Tour

Phoenix Museum Tour

Phoenix is the biggest city in the state of Arizona. The downtown area is the cultural heart of Greater Phoenix that offers you insight into Phoenix's history and development. Have a stroll through some the best museums in Phoenix and discover how the city grew and flourished in the middle of the desert.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Downtown Historical Landmarks Walking Tour

Downtown Historical Landmarks Walking Tour

The downtown area of Phoenix is loaded with impressive historical buildings, each of them showcasing the city's grandness and telling a tale of its development. The city gained notoriety when the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock classic film Psycho presented Downtown Phoenix to millions of movie viewers worldwide. Take this self-guided tour to explore the historical sights and famous venues that the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Arizona State University (ASU) Walking Tour

Arizona State University (ASU) Walking Tour

Founded in 1885 by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature, Arizona State University (ASU) is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the U.S. ASU has nearly 150,000 students attending classes across its five campuses and four regional learning centers throughout the state.

The university's main campus is at Tempe Arizona, east of downtown Phoenix. The attractive and...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles