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Tusayan Ruins, Grand Canyon South Rim
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South Rim
Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona 86023
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Tusayan Museum


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A visit to the Tusayan Ruins and Museum provides families with an introduction to the Anasazi Indians, an ancestral Puebloan community that inhabited the South Rim and inner canyon from roughly 500 to 1300 A.D. One of the nearly 2,000 area archeological sites, Tusayan is the best cultural display at the Grand Canyon and it offers kids an educational break from the adventure of the great outdoors. Visit the museum, take a self-guided or ranger-led tour of the ruins and help your children imagine pueblo life at the Grand Canyon more than 800 years ago.
Getting There
The Tusayan Museum is located 3 miles (5 km) west of Desert View and 22 miles (35 km) east of the Grand Canyon Village on Desert View Drive. There is no shuttle to the Tusayan Ruins.
Hours & Times
The museum and ruins are open daily 9:00-17:00. Tusayan may be closed in inclement weather. Ranger-led tours of the ruins are offered twice daily. Cultural legacy programs are offered daily in the summer season only.
Things to Keep in Mind
The ruins trail is roughly 0.1 miles (0.2 km) on flat terrain. Ranger programs are free of charge.
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