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Tusayan Museum, Grand Canyon National Park

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Ruin History Museum
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. Put Tusayan Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.
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  • A ruin of about 800-years old indian village and small museum. Located at desert view drive. Worth to see, trail goes around ruins, takes about 10min walk around.  more »
  • Great spot to walk and look at some native american ruins. If you are on the way to or from the Watchtower, stop and look. If not, don't make a special trip. Lots of ruins to look at in the area...  more »
  • If you are stopping on the way through from the entrance quite a nice stop for a few minutes. However if like us you make an effort to drive there whilst in the park you will be disappointed. A long w...  more »
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  • 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