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Mesa Grande Cultural Park reopens Oct. 16

Posted 10/15/21

Mesa Grande Cultural Park, 1000 N. Date St. in Mesa, is celebrating a special seasonal re-opening Saturday after a two-year hiatus, which coincides with International Archaeology Day this year.

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Mesa Grande Cultural Park reopens Oct. 16

In 2013, the new Mesa Grande Cultural Center viewed from a path atop a temple mound used by the Hohokam in AD 1100-1450.
In 2013, the new Mesa Grande Cultural Center viewed from a path atop a temple mound used by the Hohokam in AD 1100-1450.
Richard H. Dyer
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Mesa Grande Cultural Park, 1000 N. Date St. in Mesa, is celebrating a special seasonal re-opening Saturday after a two-year hiatus, which coincides with International Archaeology Day this year.

No pre-registration is required; all tours, crafts and activities are included with the price of admission which is available at the door for $6 per person and $2 for members of the Arizona Museum of Natural History 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 16.

Come celebrate and enjoy exhibits which feature native American baskets from the Evelyn and Lou Grubb Collection, artifact show and tell, archaeology tours of the Mound, crafts and activities, according to a release.

Mesa Grande is an ancient treasure in modern Mesa and is part of the Arizona Museum of Natural History.

Once a bustling civic center, this prehistoric archaeological site features one of the last remaining platform mounds surrounded by a plaza, which was built by the ancestral Sonoran Desert dwellers between AD1100 and 1450.

Mesa Grande Cultural Park will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Go to arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org/plan-a-visit/mesa-grande.

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