The museum locates onsite of the 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruins is located minutes away from the airport in metropolitan Phoenix. An Arizona Point of Pride it offers interesting exploration. This archaeological site museum and repository collects, preserves, researches, interprets and exhibits cultural materials from the site of Pueblo Grande and the Greater Southwest. The Museum is part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929 and is dedicated to enhancing knowledge of prehistory, history, and ethnology of inhabitants of the Southwest. The site also includes some of the last remaining intact Hohokam irrigation canals, 800 year-old Hohokam Platform Mound, excavated prehistoric ball court, two full-scale prehistoric Hohokam dwellings, indoor exhibits, picnic area and special programs, events and lectures.