Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
Located surprisingly close to downtown Phoenix is the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, the site of a 1,500-year-old Hohokam village ruin. Mysteriously abandoned around 1450, all that remains of the village is a small museum with artefacts and exhibits showing daily life in the settlement. Hiking trails wind around the ruins themselves, so visitors should be prepared for the hot weather of southern Arizona. The site hosts the Pueblo Grande Indian Market each December, featuring more than 250 local artisans.