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South Rim Visitor Center

Five miles north of the park's south entrance, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 520-638-7888
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Five miles north of the park's south entrance, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 520-638-7888
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Reviewed yesterday

The National Geographic Visitor Center will help you make the most of your Grand Canyon visit; at the center you will be able to purchase Park Passes, Free Maps, National Park Information, A Pink Jeep Tour, and take time to see the Imax Theater a...More

Thank scalise12
Reviewed 4 days ago

I recommend parking your car here which is the first stop in the park, then get the free shuttle to the village, as parking there is near impossible. The shuttles are frequent. The Visitor's Center is quite interesting to obviously find out about the park...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grand Canyon Visitor Center on the south rim is the information center, shuttle hub and other services. Pick up information and talk to a ranger with your questions. View the 20 minute orientation film. There is a bicycle rental concession located at the visitor...More

1  Thank lovetotravel92630
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very well laid out exhibit on the formation of the canyon and it offers fabulous views, as well. There a lots of interesting descriptions, photos, and graphics to help you understand the Grand Canyon and how amazing it is. All the rangers seem...More

1  Thank RYC88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's very confusing. And not much in there. But it's good to use the AC to cool down and use the facilities like toilet and water.

Thank maaghty
Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you are entering Grand Canyon National Park through the South Rim, this is a definite place to stop when you arrive. Parking maybe be a chore but there are alternatives by parking your car elsewhere in the park and taking the convenient shuttle buses...More

1  Thank karenpammy2016
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lots of good information located here before heading out for the day. Maps, history of the canyon, short movies, and so much more. Air conditioning was a welcome relief. Really nice gift shop located in this area.

2  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My wife and I were both really impressed with the folks that work at this visitors center. They were very nice and very helpful. Naturally this encouraged my wife to buy several souvenirs.

1  Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We stopped here before we began our exploration of the Canyon. Its a great way to find out about the canyon, its history and what to explore. Its also air conditioned, so its a great way to cool off while you are getting acclimated to...More

Thank bwco
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Went to the visitors center and then tried to find the canyon- you think that would be easy, you know, a big gorge, but you would be wrong. Signage is plentiful, but what a disaster of a layout.

Thank JCW703
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30 November 2016|
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Response from Beth D | Reviewed this property |
The Visitor Center is inside the Grand Canyon gate there are several around the park
3 July 2016|
Response from OutdoorKidz | Reviewed this property |
Ummm...not sure about that. Look at the National Park Service Grand Canyon website for detailed info that might help answer your question.
9 March 2015|
Response from Robert J | Reviewed this property |
Believe it is about 6000-6200 feet. Have had altitude sickness myself, but never had it here. Generally had it at 8000-10000 feet. One way to eliminate it, is to stop drinks that contain caffeine for a week before... More