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Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim: Tours & Tickets

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S Entrance Rd, about 2 mi east of El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful building, helpful rangers, excellent movie, a nice area to hang out, with a cafe and a large gift shop too, 5 minute walk from the rim.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kay64
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great visitor's center experience. We ducked into the movie initially just to rest weary feet and were quickly mesmerized by the experience. It's shown on a globe and kept the attention of everyone in there (and all ages were in there). Well done! The center...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the first stop for most drive-in visitors. From the 1st parking lot, you can take a short walk to Mather Point to take in the wonderful view, and then a longer walk to the visitor center, where there's a bit of information...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PAUL L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As National Park visitor centers go, this was not very informative. Much to our surprise! The Yavapai Geology Center has the information that is normally found at the main visitor center of most national parks.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank stevef824
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visitor center is the shuttle hub and does have two theaters if you are into watching film. Otherwise it is just a line of people waiting to ask a million questions of the few rangers there. Most info could be found on the web.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kim9414
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the south rim, the drive up from the town of Williams was through the desert. There were quite a few places to stop and see old Indian sites. When we arrived at the rim, it was breathtaking. I've never been so awed by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JenCTexas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a one day Grand Canyon tour from Phoenix in a very comfortable, air-conditioned bus. The tour guide was great and very knowledgable about everything including the history, geology, legends, and lore of the places and people. There were 10 of us tourists which...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RamblinRose88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stop you must make. This will help you understand the canyon, what to see, how to do it, and get an excellent understanding of the canyon.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank N9626BFdavec
Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

Take the time to stop off at the Visitor Centre ... not only is it a short walk to the Rim and Mather’s Point but there’s lots of good information and helpful service here. the video provides a good oversight re the Grand Canyon and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

The movie at the visitor center is very good and so are the displayes. The staff is very good and service is with a smile.

Date of experience: September 2019
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April 26, 2018|
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Response from 469kristiea | 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
November 29, 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
July 3, 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.