2011 Tusayan Museum
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In all our visits to the Canyon, we had never stopped here.  The museum is well east of the Grand Canyon Village area, and you pass it going to and from the Lipan Point area, which is where we began our hike this year. 

Because we were passing by, we thought we'd stop and see what it was about.  The museum preserves a small village occupied by the Kayenta Anasazi people back about 800 years ago.  All that's left are a few foundations (and descriptive plaques to go with them) along with a small indoor museum and gift shop.


Sign gives a brief history of the site as well as a map of what there is to see.  To see the entire thing takes maybe 15 minutes, if you read every word on every sign.
The small indoor museum and gift shop.   Interesting sign.  They apparently get so many questions about where the Grand Canyon Skywalk is that they decided to post a sign.  The Skywalk is not a part of the Grand Canyon National Park.  Rather, it is owned and managed by the Hualapai Tribe, and it's located about 250 miles to the west of the South Rim.  The last 10 miles of that is dirt road.

What they don't tell you on this sign is that to actually walk out onto the Skywalk will cost you about $72.00 per person.  About $43 of that is the cost to get onto the tribal land ("Grand Canyon West"), and the rest of it is the fee to walk out on the bridge itself.  Oh, and they won't let you take a camera out onto the Skywalk, either.  If you want a souvenir of the view, you'll have to buy one of their pre-packaged photos.  Seems creepy to me.

Typical of the outdoor displays.  A plaque and the remains of a foundation.  You need lots of imagination here.
Something else that was most like there at the time of the Indians and is still there today.