Attractions in the Grand Canyon

Cameron Trading Post
The historic Cameron Trading Post, located just 30 minutes from the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, offers Native American art, crafts, and home décor. This Indian Lodge houses a Southwestern-themed restaurant and a hotel overlooking the Little Colorado River. Inside the Cameron Trading post, a market sells food, dry goods and other necessities for travelers passing through on their way to or from the Grand Canyon. The Trading Post also features beautiful sandstone gardens built in the 1930s. 

Grand Canyon Railway
Departing from Williams, Arizona, the Grand Canyon Railway leaves each morning for a scenic 2 hour 15 minute ride to Grand Canyon National Park. The railway offers five classes of service on meticulously preserved vintage railcars. On-train entertainment includes musicians and even the occasional gunfight. Travelers can choose to return to Williams in the afternoon or spend the night at the Grand Canyon, returning on the train the next day. 

Indian Watchtower at Desert View
The Indian Watchtower at Desert View, modeled after ancient Anasazi watchtowers, is one of many structures in Grand Canyon National Park designed by Southwestern architect, Mary Jane Colter. The Watchtower, situated on a promontory on the rim of the Grand Canyon, offers stunning views of the Canyon and the surrounding countryside. The enormous circular structure features unique masonry, and a series of interior circular balconies and stairs leads visitors to the uppermost observation area.

Bright Angel Trail
The long-running mule ride at Grand Canyon National Park takes riders down the Bright Angel Trail. After stopping for lunch at Indian Gardens, an oasis on the Canyon trail, the mule train continues on to Phantom Ranch, a rustic retreat at the bottom of the Canyon. The Ranch houses riders overnight in cabins that are furnished with beds, sinks, toilets, and other amenities. The next day, mules carry riders up the South Kaibab trail back to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. 

Tusayan Museum
The Tusayan Museum is an 800-year old Anasazi ruin in Grand Canyon National Park. Visitors can take a self-guided tour through the remains of this ancestral Pueblo village, or join one of the ranger-led tours offered daily. The museum displays artifacts like pottery, arrowheads and split-twig figures in the shape of animals, some as old as 4,000 years. The partially excavated site is one of the most heavily visited in any national park.