Homolovi Ruins State Park - Winslow, Arizona
Homolovi State Park is a state parkof Arizona, United States, preserving over 300 Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites. Homolovi or Homol'ovi (the Hopi spelling of the word) is a Hopi word meaning "place of the little hills". The park is located just over a mile north of Winslow, Arizona, and features historical exhibits, interpretive programs, birdwatching, and hiking. There is a year-round campground, restrooms with showers and an RV dump station.
The Homol'ovi cluster of archaeological sites includes seven separate pueblo ruins built by various prehistoric people, including ancestors of the Hopi people, between approximately 1260–1400. This fertile area is on a floodplain of the Little Colorado River, and the inhabitants grew cotton, corn, beans, and squash.
Whether you're an astronomy enthusiast or just enjoy looking up at the night sky, the Winslow Homolovi Observatory (WHO) is open for solar and star parties. The Moore Telescope (Celestron CGE Pro 14-in. Schmidt-Cassegrain) is computerized with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and the structure is a donation to Homolovi State Park from members of the Little Colorado River Valley Astronomy Club, the City of Winslow, and local merchants. Our observation area has additional telescopes and Hydrogen-alpha light solar telescopes for daytime solar viewing. Astronomy events are held monthly with special programs throughout the year.
Coversations/Things we learned:
This is a nice state park to visit when driving through the area when visiting Petrified National Park (also featured on this website). There is a small but nice gift shop and museum at the park
The park offers camping to include tents and an RV park. This park has modern, accessible restrooms and showers available to guests. The park does not supply common toiletries necessary for a shower, but the facility is clean and a shower after a long day of exploring is always a nice way to end the day before retiring to camp. A dump station is located at the park campground for registered campers. Non-campers will be required to pay a $15.00 fee.
Park location and contact:
AZ-87, Winslow, Arizona 86047
Phone: (928) 289-4106
Winslow Homolovi Observatory (WHO)
Archaeologically Site Area
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