Welcome to the American Southwest Virtual Museum!

The American Southwest Museum is a digital repository of photographs, maps, information, and virtual tours of National Park Service units and museums across the Southwest.

This growing collection provides access to high-resolution images of archaeological materials and sites, natural resources, and historic photographs, as well as virtual visitor center and trail tours, interactive artifact displays, and fact sheets and overviews that enhance visitor experience in the Southwest’s National Parks and Monuments and provide researchers a rich database for exploration.

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The Virtual Museum is tailored to a wide range of audiences, including visitors, students, teachers, and researchers, and has a multitude of potential paths to explore, whether you have a topic in mind or are casually browsing.

Not sure where to start?  Try the interactive map or go to a random page by selecting a topic below.


Header Image: View of the Canyon from within Betatakin, Navajo National Monument, by Reese Cook, Northern Arizona University Anthropology Laboratories, 2010.