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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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Interesting site

While this ruin isn't as spectacular as other ruins, it's definitely worth a stop, especially if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bgriff1014
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Shelton, Connecticut
A glimpse into the past

Very interesting mini tour on your way to or from the desert view watchtower. unbelievable to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
D W
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Indiana
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3 Miles West of Desert View Visitor Center, Desert View Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this ruin isn't as spectacular as other ruins, it's definitely worth a stop, especially if you're visiting the Grand Canyon. It's small and doesn't take a lot of time to see, but the grounds and ruins give a nice perspective of a small village...More

Thank bgriff1014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting mini tour on your way to or from the desert view watchtower. unbelievable to imagine how people lived in the desert 800 years ago.

Thank D W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

After you visit mesa verde and other ruins - this one is nothing special - could have bypassed it and just look at the view points.

Thank twoscratchy
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We happened to stop just as a ranger was gathering to give a tour. We spent longer than planned due to her tour, but we were so glad because we learned so much. We would have just popped in & walked thru quickly and it...More

Thank GypsyGeorgia
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Either this is something we missed 10+ years ago on our last visit, or the exhibit itself is newer. Features include a small desert/succulent garden, other vegetation displays, the Ruins, and a small visitor's center. We ambled through the first three, we learned. A plus:...More

Thank SeekingVines
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Winding paved path through the ruins makes it accessible to all. Museum has some interesting pieces on display.

Thank Dianna A
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is an interesting stop on the Desert Trail drive. No views of the Grand Canyon, however the ruins of a Pueblo settlement and a very small museum too. You can have a brief walk around the ruins, it is labelled well with various exhibition...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Especially if you are not going to visit any other ruins in the Southwest, you should stop for the quick tour here. The little museum is very informative and then the walk around the ruins is interesting and educational. It's just a short stop, but...More

Thank RYC88
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Tusayan pueblo ruins are little more than the foundations. If you are looking for pueblo ruins, there are better places, like Wupatki National Monument north of Flagstaff. Nevertheless, if you have time, the small museum is worth a look. They have some interesting artifacts...More

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was an unexpected find. We enjoyed walking through the ruins. Took lots of pictures to send to our archeologist daughter. The small museum is interesting (and cool) There are picnic areas and bathrooms which were a big plus for us too.

Thank lentz316
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