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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 3 days ago

Using these facilities is important for your own safety and personal needs. The park is way too large and the Grand Canyon larger than expected to just wander around unprepared for this visit. Make sure to take advantage of the services and helps offered by...More

Thank Travelbuff5050
Reviewed 1 week ago

A normal visitor center, centrally located. Parking places around (get stuck easily), arrive early. Shuttle buses go to village, Tusyan and Kaibab trail head and Yaki point

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 1 week ago

Poor parking planning and overpopulation of tourists brings this way rating down. Restrooms are available. Good signage and sidewalk areas. The south rim can be loved to death by tourist so get there early (4-5am) to get any parking at all. Parking is a nightmare...More

1  Thank greenluck007
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was thankful for the Grand Canyon jacket purchased at the gift shop because it was 15° colder than I assumed. It was $40 but worth every cent for our time & hike there.

Thank B139ADsallyb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the visitor center and viewing some of the local history of the surrounding area was very enjoyable.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Visitor Centre is large and modern, clean restroom facilities - a great Canyon 360Degree video to watch. Very friendly and helpful staff, the Junior Ranger program can be started and finished here - pick up the activity books whether you are young or old...More

1  Thank Expat_Kiwi_01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bypass immediately and go to the smaller visitors center just west on the rim trail, directly overlooking the canyon. The smaller one really tells the canyon's geological story. The central visitors center only seems useful if you're managing a bus full of tourists or selling...More

1  Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to begin your exploration of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Modern facilities.

Thank PJS22182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An icecream shop, food, and a bar are available at this locations along with great views of the Grand Canyon.

1  Thank LasVegasResident
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend you watch BOTH videos: one is to the left in a little room with a spinning globe, and this 8-minute movie tells you about the history of the canyon and how it was formed. It's short, but it covers the basics in...More

3  Thank Sarah M
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Is the visitor center in Grand Canyon village or in a different area?
29 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
how long can i park in lot D? I will be on a float trip, but coming separate from the other group members
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.
How high is the South Rim Grand Canyon? I am generally in good health but got sick last time when I was at 2000-3000 meter. Do others get sick at the South Rim?
8 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