Pithouse, Pueblo Grande Museum
Pithouse, Pueblo Grande Museum

Located on the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix city limits, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park offers visitors a unique look at a 1,500-year-old Hohokam village. A short accessible trail allows you to view a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt and replicas of prehistoric houses.

Indoors, the museum holds three galleries. One offers a permanent collection of Hohokam artifacts and discusses the history of the area. A children’s gallery offers a hands-on look at the science of archaeology. Finally, a changing gallery offers rotating exhibits on archaeology, culture of the southwest and Arizona history.

Family-friendly events take place regularly, and include from archaeology classes, hikes, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, an Indian Market, Ancient Technology Day and plenty more.

Location: 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 ages 6-17, Free for kids 5 and under, Free for ages 17 and under on Sundays
Website: www.phoenix.gov

– Suzanne Wilson, Phoenix.org