Designed by architect Mary Colter as an homage to the watchtowers built by Desert View's native cultures, the Desert View Watchtower offers a commanding view of the canyon. It even features a murals painted by Hopi Artist Fred Kabotie.
Three miles west of Desert View, the Tusayan Museum provides a rare window into the lives and culture of the Pueblo Indians, who lived in the area over 800 years ago. Browse exhibits with pottery, arrowheads and household items. Then take a walk through the Tusayan Ruins, amid the juniper and pines, to get a true sense of perspective on how these ancient people lived in harmony with nature.