Place

Tusayan Pueblo Museum

A small building of uncut stone and rough wooden beams reads
The Tusayan Museum and Pueblo features exhibits of Native American artifacts and culture.

NPS / M. Quinn

Quick Facts

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The Museum is Closed Until Further Notice.


Located 3 miles (4.8km) west of Desert View Watchtower, the Tusayan Museum and Pueblo (AKA Tusayan Ruin) interprets the remains of a small Ancestral Puebloan village. The museum is closed at this time. 

When the museum reopens, you can: 

  • View: 2000–4000 year old artifacts along with traditional handicrafts made by Grand Canyon's associated tribes.
  • Learn: about the prehistoric people who once made this place their home.


Tusayan Pueblo was a thriving community that created pottery, arrowheads and other household artifacts.

During the summer of 2022, the Tusayan Pueblo site and self-guiding trail are open on weekends, (Friday, Saturday and Sunday - and Mondays of holiday weekends) between 9 am and 4 pm. 

  • Walk a relatively flat 0.1 mile (200 m) self-guiding trail around the site.
  • Imagine Puebloan Indian life some 800 years ago.
  • Ranger-led tours of the pueblo may be offered on weekends. Look for signs, or ask a ranger at the site.  

Hours of Operation 

The museum building is closed until further notice.

Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: June 8, 2022