South Rim Tour - the pueblo at Tusayan Ruin

This is a photo of the pueblo at Tusayan Ruin.

Detailed Description

The pueblo at Tusayan Ruin was originally constructed around 800 years ago. Museum and trail exhibits focus on daily life in the area about 1185 AD. The site was abandoned by about 1250 AD during a time when many of the Ancestral Pueblo cultural groups migrated away from their towns and villages, possibly because of regional drought. The Tusayan Ruin was named by archeologists who partially excavated the site in the 1930s. The ruins are one of most heavily visited archeological sites in the national park system. Unlike many other regional archeological parks, no attempt has been made to reconstruct the site (beyond trail maintenance and site stabilization).


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US