Tusayan Museum, Grand Canyon National Park

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Ruin · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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.
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  • 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 »
  • Great exhibits nice place to cool off or warm up while visiting the Grand canyon.
  • Small but interesting museum and Pueblo ruins in the Grand Canyon np. Worth a stop with toilets and a ranger for jr ranger swearing ins and other important business.

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