The McFarland State Historic Park is an adobe structure, which is a dedication to Arizona in its pre-statehood days. The buildings in the park provide history with a look into the past, as they represent a transition between Anglo-American and Sonoran architecture.
There are wood-shingled pitched roofs which and the typical and traditional adobe brick walls. Similar to the buildings in Territorial Arizona, the original structure was handmade using native materials. The state park makes for a great day trip because it is just over 60 miles southeast of Phoenix.
There are numerous activities available in the park and the nearby area. There is the Pinal County Historical Museum which happens to be the first stop to orient visitors about the historic district. A few favorite items in the museum are Apache playing cards, and an 1884 square grand piano.
The Tonto National Forest located nearby has almost three million acres of spectacular country, with pine-forested mountains, and cactus-studded desert. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is an area that preserves the ancient Hohokam farming community.
The visitor center and museum are open from 9 AM to 5 PM every day. However, the park is closed on Sundays. The Florence Chamber of Commerce operates both the visitor center and the museum. Large groups visiting the state park can use the Courtroom. There is one bench that seats four people and thirty-five chairs.
Group-use fees are determined on a case to case basis. To find out, you should call the McFarland State Historic Park for more information. The courtyard has three picnic tables, and there is a grill located under the shade trees for those who fancy having a barbecue.
Pooches are welcome at the park, so pet parents need not worry about having to leave their furbabies home while they go out and have some fun. Spike can visit and have a fun time too! However, Spike must be on a leash at all times for his safety and the safety of other visitors.