Things to Do in Tusayan & the Grand Canyon Area
Visit Museums & Historical Areas
The Yavapai Geology Museum features exhibits about the formation of the Grand Canyon, telling the geologic story of the area. The Tusayan Museum offers a glimpse into Pueblo Native American life about 800 years ago. Visitors can view artifacts like pottery and arrowheads, and then venture to the Tusayan Ruin, where a trail leads you through an archeological site to view a small pueblo.
The Desert View Watchtower is another historical site comprised of a tower constructed in 1932. It stands 70 feet tall and contains a gift store as well as observation decks on its upper floors where visitors can take in lovely views of the Canyon and the Painted Desert.
See an IMAX Movie
The National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center features a six-story IMAX screen and shows Grand Canyon Movie, a 34-minute film about the history of the Canyon, as well as the Anasazi who used to inhabit it.
Attend an Event
- Grand Canyon Star Party | June
- 4th of July at Grand Canyon | July
- Grand Canyon Music Festival | September
- Grand Canyon Marathon | November
For more information about the Grand Canyon & Tusayan area, or about our hotel, please contact us at 1-800-622-6966.