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Maricopa is located 16 miles south of Interstate 10 in western Pinal County. The area was first described by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1694 as an established agriculture community populate by Native Americans. In the 1870s, the railroad found its way to the area along what is now State Route 347 (Maricopa Road or the John Wayne Parkway).

Maricopa saw unprecedented hypergrowth and became the 88th incorporated city in 2003. Maricopa is seeking careful growth, environmental awareness, and a high quality of life.

Scenic Attractions

The scenic Estrella Mountains offer desert picnic and rock-hounding areas and petroglyphs. Him-Dak Museum, located in the Ak-Chin Indian Community features more than 700 boxes of artifacts, including pottery, stone tools, projectiles, some jewelry, carved animal bones and baskets. Harrah’s Ak-Chin casino offers slot machines, bingo, fine entertainment and dining. For the high-flying thrill seeker, Arizona Soaring is located 6.5 miles west of SR 347 and offers flight training and rides. Located in the southern part of the Maricopa planning area, groups can tour the Shamrock Farms Dairy – a delight for all family members. Annual events include the Salsa Festival every spring and the Founders’ Day celebration in October. Other activities include horseback riding, quail/dove hunting, clogging/cotton gin tours.

Golf Courses

The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
42660 West Rancho El Dorado Parkway
Maricopa, AZ 85139

Southern Dunes Golf Club
48456 West Highway 238
Maricopa, AZ 85139

Chamber of Commerce
The Maricopa Chamber of Commerce also serves as Maricopa’s local Visitor Center. For information regarding business and commerce in Maricopa, contact the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce, 44870 West Hathaway Avenue, Ste. T, 520-568-9573 or



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