Gila Bend is nation's leader in the creation of a modern, renewable energy grid. The city sits at the crossroads of Southwest Arizona on Interstate 8 at the intersection of SR 85. Gila Bend is fast becoming known as the nation's leader in the creation of a modern, renewable energy grid.
Painted Rock Petrogyph Park & Campground (28 mi) This fascinating site is west of Gila Bend and provides visitors the opportunity to view an ancient archaeological site containing hundreds of symbolic and artistic rock etchings, or "petroglyphs," produced centuries ago by prehistoric peoples. Visitors will also see inscriptions made by people who passed through during historic times.
Gila Bend Museum - There is so much to see: history about the Oatman family and the Oatman Massacre; the Hohokamway of life and artifacts discovered in and around Gila Bend; the Butterfield Overland Trailstagecoachthat ferried mail and passengers between 1857 - 1861 through Gila Bend on the way to California; and so much more!
Sonoran Dessert National Monument (17 mi)- Sonoran Desert National Monument contains more than 487,000 acres of Sonoran Desert landscape. The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse of the North American deserts, and the monument exemplifies this desert setting. The most striking aspect of the plant community within the monument is the extensive saguaro cactus forest.
- Community Center Park (3.3 mi)
- Burleson Park )3.7 mi)
- Gila Bend Branch Library (3.4 mi)
- Butterfield Stage Route within 45 Miles
- Buckeye Museum within 30 Miles
- Rocky Point in Puerto Penasco, Mexico within 132 Miles
- AK Chin Casino within 45 Miles
- Historic Ajo within 49 Miles
- Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument within 73 Miles
- Painted Rock Reservoir within 30 Miles