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Tusayan Arizona

Tusayan, AZ is the closest town to Grand Canyon Village and the South Rim, as well as the only town located right outside Grand Canyon National Park.  The word Tusayan is derived from the Hopi term meaning "country of isolated buttes."   The owners of this swath of private land were able to have Highway 64 routed through their property, making this a valuable piece of real estate, and an area to build much needed tourist infrastructure.  With a population of only 500, most people who live in this area, reside and work within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park, making Tusayan a cluster of hotels, restaurants, and shops.

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