Tusayan Museum, Grand Canyon National Park

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Step back to the 12th century to the time of the Hopi tribe and Ancestral Puebloan civilization at Tusayan Museum. A small, u-shaped pueblo first excavated in 1930 bears witness to a living room, storage room, and religious ritual room (or kiva). The site was believed to have been inhabited for 20 years, and was first inhabited in 1185, according to tree rings. This testament to a people long ago is located within the Grand Canyon National Park and is considered to be a major archaeological site. A short trail connects the ruins to the more recent museum, which showcases additional artifacts and shares interpretations about the Hopi culture. Visitors can choose to explore both on their own, or gain the help of a knowledgeable park ranger. Plan your visit to Tusayan Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning site .
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  • In the long journey that lies ahead in the blistering heat, we come across this place. Ruins of old Indians and a small museum. The signs warn of the presence of snakes ... and it makes us very peaceful: quick visit and again in the car!
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  • This is worth the stop, if you are interested in archaeology and learning about early peoples of the area. The museum has lovely exhibits, and has an easy trail that shows ancient dwellings.  more »
  • Be sure to stop here and see the ruins. The museum offers a valuable collection of artifacts found while excavating in the Canyon. The storyboards and displays provide a glimpse of Native life through...  more »
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  • Interesting place we founded by the way. Small Museum with some interesting ruins.
  • Definitely worth a stop when in the park. It's an easy walk for anyone, and there's a view of My. Humphreys in the distance. The ruins are in a very compact area
  • Great view of the mountain across the valley, used to be a sacred spot. Ruins are small but worth a trip!
  • Nice historic spot with an interesting story. Not big but worth a short trip
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