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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. Plan your visit to Tusayan Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning site.
Tusayan Museum reviews
Great to see the ruins and the museum is very nice to walk through, all exhibits under glass but as you walk on the one side you look out over the Canyon from large glass windows: Fabulous, Amazing...
Great to see the ruins and the museum is very nice to walk through, all exhibits under glass but as you walk on the one side you look out over the Canyon from large glass windows: Fabulous, Amazing... more »
This museum was a few miles down Route 64 from the South Rim and pay by donation. The museum is small and well maintained with beautiful examples of Native pottery, clothing and other artifacts from.... more
This museum was a few miles down Route 64 from the South Rim and pay by donation. The museum is small and well maintained with beautiful examples of Native pottery, clothing and other artifacts from.... more »
Along the Desert View Drive, you can visit the Tusayan Museum (free entry) which was built in 1928, next to the 800 year old pueblo ruin found at this location. Opening hours are 9am to 5pm daily. The building itself is of Pueblo architectural style and houses a single room collection of clothing items, pottery and artefacts that represent various Native American tribes that lived in the SW and in these parts of Arizona in centuries past. There is also information outside the museum about the actual ruins as you walk the path around them. This is a quick stop and interesting stop to make if you enjoy history and archaeology. You can comfortably visit the museum and walk around the ruins in 15-20 minutes and be on your way to the Desert View Watchtower or back to the Grand Canyon Village.
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
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