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Tusayan Ruin Walk

Near East Rim Drive, 22 miles west of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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An unexpected treat.

We were happy and pleased to find this off the south rim drive. It was a nice place to stop, use... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lentz316
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Eureka, California
Interesting

The ruins themselves are not as spectacular as ones like Wupatki. However, what made this a great... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
2windsurfandski
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“pueblo ruins” (3 reviews)
“museum” (12 reviews)
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Near East Rim Drive, 22 miles west of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were happy and pleased to find this off the south rim drive. It was a nice place to stop, use the bathrooms, have a picnic and walk the ruins. There is a small, interesting museum. We took lots of pictures to send to our...More

Thank lentz316
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The ruins themselves are not as spectacular as ones like Wupatki. However, what made this a great stop was the free 1/2 hour guided tour with a national park ranger who was also a member of the Hopi tribe. It was fascinating to learn about...More

Thank 2windsurfandski
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A short walk around about 800-hunderd years old village ruins, the walk takes less than 15minutes. The museum is in same perimeter.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I actually never heard of the Tusayan Ruins until I saw a sign for it on the way to the Desert Tower. I have always had an interest in Native American history and could not pass this up. I did not make the museum but...More

Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited both the museum and took the Tusuyan Ruin Walk while in Grand Canyon National Park. The site is an 800 year old Pueblo Indian Site. There is a pueblo to see. The walk is self guided. The rangers are very helpful in telling...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A very nice, educational hike. Well worth the drive. Great views of the San Francisco mountain range. The Lodge/museum is rather small though.

Thank hiram139
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We came upon 5he ruins after the mesuem was closed but the trail matkets were a big help. Itcwss great to see the ruins & how they stored food.. A huge male elk came walking through the ruins with massive antkers plus it showed us...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We arrived at the ruins in time to join the ranger in a walk through the ruins. She was extremely knowledgeable and informative, explaining what the various types of structures were for. Take the time to visit the museum

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 6 February 2016

One of the interesting stops you can make when taking the Desert View Drive is the Tusayan Museum and Ruins. The museum is located just a few miles fro the Desert View Watchtower and is free to visit. Here you find a short walking path...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 1 December 2015

You start with a small but well done museum with exhibits about local ancient pueblo tribes in the region. You then do a loop trail around an excavated group of buildings that was a village for 30 people hundreds of years ago. The site includes...More

Thank TexasTraveller56
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