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CLOSED During Government Shutdown

This area is blocked off and closed during the Government Shutdown. We have been here previously... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camarillo, California
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An unexpected treat.

We were happy and pleased to find this off the south rim drive. It was a nice place to stop, use... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Eureka, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is blocked off and closed during the Government Shutdown. We have been here previously and you can walk around some interesting ruins outside and there is a small shop and museum which are worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelinm2014
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Found this while driving the south rim of the canyon even the 6 year old was fascinated with the ruins. The little visitor center has a nice museum type display. There was even an Indian garden

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Beth M
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We were happy and pleased to find this off the south rim drive. It was a nice place to stop, use the bathrooms, have a picnic and walk the ruins. There is a small, interesting museum. We took lots of pictures to send to our...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

The ruins themselves are not as spectacular as ones like Wupatki. However, what made this a great stop was the free 1/2 hour guided tour with a national park ranger who was also a member of the Hopi tribe. It was fascinating to learn about...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

A short walk around about 800-hunderd years old village ruins, the walk takes less than 15minutes. The museum is in same perimeter.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank mmikko
Reviewed May 2, 2017

I actually never heard of the Tusayan Ruins until I saw a sign for it on the way to the Desert Tower. I have always had an interest in Native American history and could not pass this up. I did not make the museum but...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank BZimm08
Reviewed October 8, 2016

We visited both the museum and took the Tusuyan Ruin Walk while in Grand Canyon National Park. The site is an 800 year old Pueblo Indian Site. There is a pueblo to see. The walk is self guided. The rangers are very helpful in telling...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank mini
Reviewed July 25, 2016

A very nice, educational hike. Well worth the drive. Great views of the San Francisco mountain range. The Lodge/museum is rather small though.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank hiram139
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We came upon 5he ruins after the mesuem was closed but the trail matkets were a big help. Itcwss great to see the ruins & how they stored food.. A huge male elk came walking through the ruins with massive antkers plus it showed us...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Amy G
Reviewed May 20, 2016

We arrived at the ruins in time to join the ranger in a walk through the ruins. She was extremely knowledgeable and informative, explaining what the various types of structures were for. Take the time to visit the museum

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank csarchibald
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