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Address: Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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Description: Excellent information in a wonderful log building.

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Great views from inside and out

This is a great visitors center with an award winning view! The walk behind it is an amazing experience with great picture taking opportunities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Despite the small size, this visitor center still offers some nice gifts and a fair amount of information on the Park and area. Restrooms flank the building.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great visitors center with an award winning view! The walk behind it is an amazing experience with great picture taking opportunities.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you're looking for a break from the sun or want tchotkes, this is an usual gift shop. I am not from this region and I knew more about the flora and fauna then the uniformed staff, which was to be honest, surprising and disappointing. Perhaps there's a reason they're in the gift shop and not on the grounds. I've... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Spent about a half hour at the visitors center during a 3 1/2 hour visit to the national park. The 20 minute show they provide was ok...but not great. However take the walk from the center to get pictures of the canyon, which in our opinion were some of the best. Many of the stop off points in the park... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This will likely be your first stop and it is a grand view! You take a short walk out back down some stairs to what is like a balcony over this magnificent canyon. It's so impressively grand. They also have a trailhead there should you wish to explore further. The rangers inside are super friendly!

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The only good thing about the visitor center is the walkway down to the overlook. It's really just a gift shop. They do play a movie that runs every half hour but we didn't have time and it lasts about half an hour.

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Conway, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is well worth seeing. I was reminded of this again on this trip with my wife since I have been here many times, but this was her first visit. I am always impressed with the vistas, but her first look at them reminded me how wonderful this treasure is and how sad it... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visitor Center has good movie, displays, and amazing views. The ranger was very patient with junior ranger questions. The short walk to the viewpoint was special. Be sure to also visit the other viewpoints of the park, especially Chasm View and nearby Painted Wall. Gods creations and wonders. Park pass gains free entry.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Gift shop, tons of information and park rangers to help you plan your visit. The gift shop has a lot packed into a small space! We were able to find shirts for us and gifts to bring back home for the family. Park Rangers were very helpful and kind. The visitor's center has a couple of hiking trails right by... More 

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Newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They had park rangers available to answer questions. They offer free tours. Nice view of the Black Canyon. Well worth the trip.

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