Tusayan Native American Indian Ruin

Tusayan Native American Indian Ruin

The Tusayan Ruin and museum offers you a glimpse of how the Pueblo Indians lived some 800 years ago. This Native American Indian ruin is located near the east entrance of  The Grand Canyon and is on the National Historic Registry.

Tusayan Ruin Museum

 

What to See at Tusayan Ruins

This one room museum and small gift shop was built in the 1930's as the entrances to the Tusayan Ruin immediately to the left of the building.

Tusayan Ruin

Tusayan Ruin

The paths are wide and wheelchair and stroller accessible. You can walk through the museum to learn about the people who lived in this area or take the path to your immediate left to see the ruins. Walking down the path on your right you will see the remains of the Kiva or otherwise a room used for public and spiritual ceremonies. You will also view the ruins of storage rooms where the people stored their food supplies.

Native American Ruins

Native American Ruins

There are also ruins of the living quarters where it is believed to house 30-40 people. The living quarters was comprised of three to four rooms.

If you continue down the path you will walk to the farming area. Archaeologists used the tree rings on the juniper tree to date the buildings in this area back to A.D. 1185.

Location: Grand Canyon
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