Town of Tusayan

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is Tusayan ?

The Town of Tusayan is located at the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is on State Route 64 about 50 miles north of Interstate 40.

What is there to see and do in Tusayan?

The Town is full of hotels, restaurants and small shops to serve the visitors to the National Park at Check out information on these businesses at the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce website at

How do I find out about jobs in Tusayan?

To learn about job opportunities, you will need to contact the individual businesses. You can find many of their email addresses and phone numbers at the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce website.

What is around Tusayan?

Most people visit Tusayan on their way to and from Grand Canyon National Park. But the Town is surrounded by the Kaibab National Forest. Many activities are allowed in the National Forest. You can learn more at

What is housing like in Tusayan?

Today there is very little housing available, and nearly all of what does exist is provided by the businesses for their workers. However, there are owners of property in the Town starting to plan new development that will include housing.

Who lives in Tusayan?

There are about 600 people living in the Town of Tusayan and nearly all of them work for the National Park, National Forest Services, the water companies, sanitary district, the airport, and the many hotels, restaurants and shops in the town. Quite a few people who work in Tusayan commute from surrounding areas.

Is there a school in Tusayan?

Yes, there has been a school here since 1911 to serve the children of people who work in and around the National Park. The school today serves about 300 kids in grades K-12. You can learn more at their website at

Are there any clubs or charities in Tusayan?

Yes, there is the Grand Canyon Rotary Club that meets at noon every Thursday at the Thunderbird Lodge in the Grand Canyon National Park. It has the best view of any Rotary lunch meeting in the world. To learn more, visit Rotary on the Rim’s website.

There is also an American Legion Post 42. To learn more about it, visit

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