Tusayan Museum / Ruins, Grand Canyon South Rim

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Tusayan Museum / Ruins

A visit to the Tusayan Ruins in Grand Canyon will enlighten and inspire, as you see for yourself how ancient people lived and worked here over 800 years ago.

  • At Tusayan Museum Ruins, see how Pueblo Indians lived 800 years ago in the Grand Canyon
  • Join up with a park ranger and get an informative walk through the ruins
  • The Tusayan Ruins are west of Desert View on Highway 64
  • Open all year from 9 am to 5 pm

What can I see and do at the Tusayan Museum Ruins?

  • Historic Site: At the Tusayan Ruins you’ll get a glimpse of Pueblo Indian life around 800 years ago in Grand Canyon, with partially excavated room blocks so you can virtually experience life as it was then. The museum provides interesting displays, including artifacts dating back to 4,000 years.
  • Ranger Walk: In a program lasting approximately 30 minutes, you’ll join a ranger to take a walk through the ruins, getting the story on this historic site. It’s a pleasant walk (0.1 miles) on a paved trail.
  • Scenic Drive: After learning of the Pueblo Indian culture, you can hop in the car and continue on the scenic Desert View Drive, traveling 25 miles along the rim of the canyon. There are numerous pullouts with incredible views to enjoy.

Where are the Tusayan Museum Ruins?

Tusayan Museum and Ruins are west of Desert View about three miles, on the eastern side of the Grand Canyon along the South Rim.

When are the Tusayan Museum Ruins open?

Tusayan Museum and Ruins are open every day from 9 am to 5 pm.

How much do the Tusayan Museum Ruins cost to visit?

Admission is free to both the museum and the ruins.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

To get any other questions answered, call the Grand Canyon information telephone at (928) 638-7888.

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