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Tusayan Ruin Walk

Address: Near East Rim Drive, 22 miles west of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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San Diego, 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 

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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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373 attraction reviews
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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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34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Where just a few piles of rock on the ground... If you have a really good imagination you will see a house... There was just nothing to see. But it was not really big so it did'nt take long before we were back.

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Victoria, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

We found this interesting but not something we would go out of our way to see. If you are in the area and have time then it may be worth the stop but if you are running behind I say skip over it, you aren't missing to much. As I said we did find it interesting and has signs posted... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

The ruins were pretty minimal, you had to read about them to really visualize what they looked like. Don't go out of your way to see this.

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