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Address: Near East Rim Drive, 22 miles west of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Interesting, Maybe not the best Investment of Time

Turns out it is not as scenic or as educational as I expected. Not bad, but I found more to discover at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument (near Cottonwood, AZ)

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Turns out it is not as scenic or as educational as I expected. Not bad, but I found more to discover at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument (near Cottonwood, AZ)

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Williamston, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Okay, Machu Picchu it's not. The walls have fallen down to knee level. Still, it is tangible evidence of a culture lost in the distant past. There is a small museum here and a short trail thru the ruins. Altogether, you could see it in 15 minutes. Surely you could spare that much time. Located on Desert View Drive between... More 

Thank DanielPofMI
New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Well, archaeologists might get excited but really there is not much to see here. The ruins site is a quick stop if you're driving the south rim east drive anyway, but there is so much to see at the viewpoints (which this isn't) it's better to focus on the views and skip this one.

Thank Woofy25
Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is near the east end entrance where the Desert View stop is and just past the Lipan Point stop. If you are driving the east side, this is a good place to stop and see a part of the GCNP that is not just the amazing views. There is a small museum and a walking trail that is short... More 

Thank Travelin M
Valrico, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Decided to include this stop on this trip. The walk is easy and the small museum is nice. The ruins are not as majestic as some we have seen this trip but are still worth a few minutes of time. Restrooms available.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is unparalled for scenery, but when all that scenery gets repetitive, a stop at Tusayan Ruin on East Rim Drive will also get you your dose of culture. This walk goes around 12th century pueblo ruins both excavated and unexcavated (awaiting future, nonintrusive archaeological technology), and is an interesting step into the Native... More 

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I took the tour out and was excited to see more excavation had been done since my last visit. It's advisable to give this tiny little museum More than just 5 minutes of your time. There is a lot more than you think there is to see. The museum is quaint and offers some info on the surrounding native tribes

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We trekked out of the Grand Canyon village to see this and are glad we did. You can see the whole thing in about an hour or so and it's a great glimpse into how people lived back in the day. We were lucky enough to be there for a great ranger talk on animals.

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

You can visit the museum and the ruins free, no fees. However, the ruins were minimal and disappointing. There were brochures available that describe the site but there’s nothing really to see. The museum itself was very small with very few items to show. Bathrooms were good if you need to stop here.

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Avon, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

We stopped here and quickly walked through a short trail that had only few rocks to see. The kids were completely bored and I was disappointed that we even spent 5-10 minutes here. Don't waste your time stopping here; save it for one of the many other worthwhile stops. If you want to see some truly good Indian ruins that... More 

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