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“Quick and worthwhile stop along the East Rim”

Tusayan Ruins and Museum
Queens, NY
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Quick and worthwhile stop along the East Rim”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This was an easy and quick stop and breaks up the views of the Canyon with some culture and history of the Tusayan people. I really enjoyed the vegetation walk. It is a small loop with markers on plants and vegetation stating how they were used. For example, Juniper bark was used for bedding. I really enjoyed this and learned a lot about the natural habitat. The museum is also great. It is small and the whole experience does not take more than 1/2 hour.

Visited April 2014
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
345 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Worth a quick stop”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Very small museum, but well done. Sometimes you don't have hours to wander and this was perfect. The ruins are interesting and there is a beautiful view of the San Francisco Peaks. I would recommend it.

Visited February 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Very interesting artifacts”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

The ruins were sparce and required some imagination. The inside museum had a lot if interesting information on the 1st nations groups that occupied the region.

Visited January 2014
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AZ
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Good learning opportunity, not for everyone”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

One of the things I love most about the southwest I are the ruins. There's this set near the south rim and one near the north rim. Both ruins at GC are just the footprint, if you will, of the structures that once stood here. You'd have to use you imagination to really 'picture' it. Here at the south rim there's a visitors center that gives a good overview of pre-Columbian cultures in the area with some artifacts. It's a nice, flat wall through the trees and a chance to escape the crowds, and learn something new.

Visited January 2013
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

We stopped here to learn a bit about native culture. This wet our appetite to learn more. It is worth a stop if you are going in this direction but it is a small museum and small ruin and I think would be a disappointment if this was a sole reason for your trip to the east end if the park.

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