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National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

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Address: 450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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+1 928-638-2203
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Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center...

Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center provides news, travel information about Grand Canyon attractions, hotels, a variety of selected Grand Canyon tours and Park passes. Visitors can take part in interactive exhibits to learn about the Grand Canyon, watch our famous IMAX movie and talk to local area representatives. Inside the center guests can also enjoy a meal at our Explorer’s Cafe dining area which includes Pizza Hut, fresh deli sandwiches and other items or take their time to browse through our National Geographic branded merchandise store.

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US$24.99*
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Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
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US$107.79*
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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
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US$258.99*
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Flights with Optional Jeep Tour

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Good starting spot for trip into the south rim.

This is where we met up with the Pink Jeep Tour. Definitely check out the IMAX movie, as it is well worth it. Food options aren't great, so eat before you get there or try... read more

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Miami, Florida
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This is where we met up with the Pink Jeep Tour. Definitely check out the IMAX movie, as it is well worth it. Food options aren't great, so eat before you get there or try Sophie's Mexican across the street.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

if only for one facility to rate this centre, that will be for the fantastic IMAX short film they show at this centre. it is ticketed and the film dvd is also available in the attached store. but viewing the film in the IMAX is simply superb.the film is very well shot, the audio is excellent.A must see when visiting... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$34 dollars for a cheap t shirt?! Hmmm this place knows how to rip off tourists. What a shame as I was really looking forward to visiting. Didn't buy anything in the end as it was so overpriced.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you need to have date time to you special someone, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, family this the good place very peaceful and relaxing views.

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Newnan, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the IMAX theater...gave us an experience we could not physically do! Lots of interesting facts about the canyon and the peoples that have lived here and explorers of the region. The gift shop was fun and had some unique gifts for our grandchildren!

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Fort Worth
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IMAX movie is a great way to learn more about the early settlers of the Grand Canyon and also see beautiful shots of The Canyon.

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here is an example of exploiting a brand. While I love NatGeo, I think using the brand here is a stretch is there is nothing additive to this place. The IMAX is not done by NatGeo and is not consistent with the quality I am accustomed to. It's a great stop for the tourists and tour buses because there is... More 

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Thank Calidiva50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked forward to seeing the IMAX, as the films are usually informative and enjoyable. This one shows some great views but doesn't provide orientation as to where the views are from, and has an overlay of dramatic interpretation of some bits of history that dominate the film. We would have appreciated more explanation of the locations, lengths, to accompany... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a cold start one day copter tour cancelled. It made for a great opportunity to see the IMax and gift store. Movie was very cool. Store was very nice. Rain or shine, work this into your visit.

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Emporia, Kansas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was hoping for more views of the trails in the Grand Canyon, pictures of the mule trips, Phantom Ranch, and current things in the "Canyon". Does give you some history and fantastic views of flying through and boating through the "Canyon".

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