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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
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+1 520-638-7888
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"short movie"
in 9 reviews
"your bearings"
in 6 reviews
"helpful rangers"
in 6 reviews
"south rim"
in 60 reviews
"great place to start"
in 11 reviews
"grand canyon"
in 120 reviews
"starting point"
in 15 reviews
"bike rentals"
in 8 reviews
"great information"
in 9 reviews
"answer questions"
in 5 reviews
"mather point"
in 22 reviews
"gift shop"
in 19 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 5 reviews
"park your car"
in 5 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 7 reviews
"free shuttle buses"
in 6 reviews
"spectacular views"
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Reviewed yesterday

Given long line-ups seeing a park ranger is an exercise in patience and time spent. There are few displays here save for an early river rafting boat. The introductory movie plays every twenty minutes and is well worth your time and a chance to get...More

Thank Garth M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A stop at the South Rim Visitor Center gives you a greater appreciation for the vastness of the Grand Canyon. Its a good starting point to plan your visit

Thank lollygal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the South Rim Visitor Center to get acclimated on our Grand Canyon Trip. We got a great overview of the area and got some of our questions answered. The restrooms here were good unlike some of the others in the park.

1  Thank ADolores
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really good place to begin your visit to the South Rim. There are helpful park rangers to answer questions, plenty of printed information, an excellent movie about the canyon, and a bookstore. You can then get your first good view of the...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many times, a visitor center is just taking tickets and a clean bathroom. Well this is very much beyond that. There is a main building with rangers that will answer your questions and have suggestions for you, there is a 20-minute video – that is...More

Thank Bob J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the visitor center only to discover people lined up to ask questions. We just grabbed a map and started taking the bus routes. Buses run all the time; there was road construction but we didn't let it bother us. I am thankful...More

Thank tmswank
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had expected a world class visitor center with interactive displays and lots of information, maybe a scale model of the canyon, history, etc. I’ve been to Yellowstone, Rushmore, and lots of other landmarks. Sadly, this visitor center didn’t have much in the way of...More

Thank Yessyhara
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We gained a lot of information about the wildlife, history and geology of the Grand Canyon at the centre. There is plenty of parking and it is an easy 10 minute walk to the Mather Point viewing area.

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to stop for information. Nice people and loads of help.clean .Park does great job helping visitors

Thank John C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to start your Grand Canyon visit. Talk to the rangers about hiking plans, get maps, see an orientation video, refill your water bottles, use the restrooms, go to the Mather Point overlook behind the visitor center, then off you go to...More

1  Thank Robert J
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Mshoemaker6
27 April 2018|
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Response from Kristie A | Reviewed this property |
You pay at the park entrance before entering any of the park. There are not any trails until after you are inside the park. There are many trails to choose from with various scenes and difficulty, so research and see which... More
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LoriWeck
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
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shawnee81
3 July 2016|
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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.
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