Most People Don’t Realize This Cultural Park In Arizona Exists
Arizona’s history stretches back much further than the 1853 Gadsden Purchase or even the 1539 exploration by Spanish missionary Marcos de Niza. Ancient (and not so ancient) ruins are scattered around the state that showcases the cultures that have called these lands home. Some are even located within our cities! Today, we’re going to take a look at one cultural park that is hidden away in a quiet part of the Phoenix area and you’ll find that it’s a fascinating place to visit.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Mesa Grande Cultural Park is located at 1000 North Date Street in Mesa. You can find details about admission, hours of operation, and even watch a virtual tour by visiting their website.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]il.com.
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