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Grand Canyon National Park Tusayan Ruins Tour | by Grand Canyon NPS
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Grand Canyon National Park Tusayan Ruins Tour

(3000 x 2250) A self-guiding trail leads through the adjacent 800-year-old Tusayan Ruin. Ranger-led ruin tours are offered daily. Educational materials about the park and region are sold in the non-profit bookstore.


Download the Trail Guide (821kb PDF file)


A visit to Tusayan Museum provides a glimpse into Pueblo Indian life at Grand Canyon some 800 years ago.


Admission is free. This was a thriving community as illustrated by its pottery, arrowheads and other household artifacts.


The Tusayan Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located 3 miles (5 km) west of Desert View.


Tusayan Museum Exhibits

Also shown here are representative handicrafts from today's local tribes, providing a glimpse into their rich cultures.


The museum features some of the original 2,000–4,000 year old split-twig figurines. Often they are made in the shape of deer or bighorn sheep, sometimes with horns or antlers.


NPS photo by Michael Quinn

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Taken on November 11, 2004