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Tusayan Ruins

Tusayan Ruins are located in the Grand Canyon National Park, only a few miles down the road from Desert View Watchtower. These easily accessible, well-preserved ruins should not be missed when visiting the Grand Canyon. Tusayan consists of two kivas, living areas, storage rooms, and a suspected farming area.

This ruins is one of more than 4000 archaeological sites recorded within Grand Canyon National Park. Tree ring dates indicate that people began construction of Tusayan Pueblo around A.D. 1185. The style of buildings and artifacts is typical of the ancestral Puebloan culture. At any one time, sixteen to twenty people likely lived in this community. – Pamphlet from the ruin