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South Rim Visitor Center

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Address: Five miles north of the park's south entrance, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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+1 520-638-7888
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Worth a visit if you're in the park. It's educational and gives you some of the history and geology of how the canyon was formed.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit if you're in the park. It's educational and gives you some of the history and geology of how the canyon was formed.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its funny we parked, walked through the centre and out the other side to see the most awe inspiring view I have EVER seen in my life. How can anyone not fail to be lost for words when faced with this view for the first time. it was a life long dream to visit and I didn't want to leave.... More 

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Port Antonio, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one should definitely visit here and watch video and see history of the Grand Canyon and its development. A great video and information of the indigenous groups.

Thank bamboobwah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staffed by friendly people, everything you wanted to know about the area and where to go can be answered here.

Thank Richard M
Camas, WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crowds, crowds, crowds. Not much of a visitor center compared to others in the National Park System. Its has crowded restrooms and a shuttle stop, that is it. If you like to watch people from around the world, this is the place.

Thank Will J
Paw Paw, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a fine visitor's center, but I couldn't find bathrooms accessible from the inside. Also, a small gift shop would have been nice. However, the workers were very friendly and gave good information on how to travel and where to travel along the canyon rim.

Thank Erin A
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This visitors center has some very good information about what you will see in the park. Check the signs outside regarding vegetation. Also learn about the history of the Canyon and how it was formed.

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you can, try and get a park near Mather Point. If you start there and walk your way down to this place you won't have to back track because you're at the beginning of the South Rim. The place was so full and busy so we didn't wait for a host. We just made our own little itinerary and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is right next to where most people have their first view of the canyon, Mather Point. I would take the view at Mather Point first and then walk down to the Visitors Centre. There are huge car parks around here, BUT...they can still be full by 10am in busy periods, so be careful. The two main attractions at the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

People here will help you with anything you need regarding the canyon. There are some exhibits to look through.

Thank xuna48

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