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Tusayan Ruins and Museum

3 Miles West of Desert View Visitor Center, Desert View Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-2305
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Small but worthwhile

If you have any interest at all in native american ruins, this tiny museum is a worthwhile stop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
intoxyk8
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Tombstone, Arizona
Small but worth the stop.

You can walk the ruins and visit the small, but informative museum. No fee for the museum.The paths... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
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3 Miles West of Desert View Visitor Center, Desert View Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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+1 928-638-2305
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"interesting artifacts"
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"worth a stop"
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"small ruin"
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"learning experience"
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"short stop"
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"nice diversion"
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"ruin sites"
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"walnut canyon"
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"desert view"
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"quick visit"
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"ranger talk"
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"historical information"
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"on display"
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"south rim drive"
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"grand canyon"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest at all in native american ruins, this tiny museum is a worthwhile stop. The trails are short, mostly level, and have good informational signs.

Thank intoxyk8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk the ruins and visit the small, but informative museum. No fee for the museum.The paths through the ruins is well maintained.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very low-key place to visit as you drive along the South Rim. It has a very small museum and a small set of ruins that give one a feeling of reverence and the history of a very tiny piece of Native America....More

Thank IAP65
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This is a little museum along with a set of ruins. It is a nice diversion from seeing the vistas and is very interesting.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Very interesting information describing in Ruins and the area. Easy access and plenty of parking. We almost didn’t stop but glad we did.

1  Thank BellaRosie2
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Because it is so easy to get and out of, that makes it worth it. The museum is small and there are ruins as well as restarted pieces to give you a better idea. It's a good learning experience and close to the road -...More

1  Thank Barbie48025
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The Tusayan Ruins and Museum are not as interesting as the Kolb Studio but would still be worth the visit. The museum itself is small but informative and the easy trail outside among the ruins of a Pueblo Indian archeological site is short.

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

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.

Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

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 throughout history!

Thank charylec
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This site is on the non-rim side of the road near the east entrance of the south rim. The museum itself is one room and the ruins are encircled by a trail that takes no more than 20 minutes to complete. All told, it is...More

Thank SuperTed19
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