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Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Canyons, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, National Parks
Owner description: The most developed area of Grand Canyon National Park, the South Rim offers amenities such as bus service, hotels and water stations, but is also more... more » Owner description: The most developed area of Grand Canyon National Park, the South Rim offers amenities such as bus service, hotels and water stations, but is also more crowded than the North Rim. Scenic highlights include Pipe Creek Vista and Yavapai Point. « less
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Centerville, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a great day at the canyon! So much to see and take in... We spent most of our day biking from the visitors center (bikes from Bright Angels) to Hermit's Rest and back (about 22 miles). It was an awesome experience. We enjoyed a lot of fresh canyon spring water throughout the day. To cool down, we walked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Flew over the Canyon a few years back, ok with that view until we visited the South Rim for 2 days in June 2014, truly magnificent, totally awe inspiring.

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manila,phils
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Highly recommendable. Totally awesome. It was drizzlin' when we visited Grand Canyon we enjoyed it even if its a little bit foggy.

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Lodi
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Everyone has to see the Grand Canyon at least once in their life, right? It's a geological phenomenon that draws visitors from around the world, and rightly so. The views from different spots along the canyon rim provide a plethora of sites to behold, and views can change as time and weather conditions change as well. The free shuttle service... More

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Loveland, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family had an excellent time at the South Rim. Although the visitor center area was extremely crowded, we took the shuttles to both end points which were not crowded. And we watched the sunset and the sunrise over the canyon. I was surprised at the lack of rails at some spots so families with little children need to be... More

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Napa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Grand Canyon is, of course, amazing. The South Rim, though, is a sadly Disney-fied, clogged, corporatized, and over-built space. We hiked (walked is really a more fair distinction since it is paved) the whole rim "trail" - about 5-6 miles. When you hit the more quiet stretches to the south, the noise abates and the experience deepens. In the... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Bring good shoes! We did a lot of walking. Take a guided tour if you can. We did one of the Desert View and it was amazing. The Sunset tour got cancelled due to heavy downpours, which was a disappointment, but you can't control the weather. So much to do.

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Ohio
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's funny because you hear and see things about the Grand Canyon so you think you know what to expect but when you are there - it's so much more than any pictures. Being there and seeing the depth and size of the Canyon is almost inexplicable. Looking out across the canyon, your brain almost can't even process what you... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Unbelievable! I even asked a couple from France, " How's that Eiffel Tower looking now" ? We opted for the south rim over the west after reading all the reviews and we too are glad we did. Trip was a little longer as we did a 1 day while in Las Vegas. We hiked the rim and hit all the... More

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Albany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We drove up from Phoenix to view the South Rim before driving to Las Vegas. The drive should have taken about 3 hours but due to an accident we were detoured and our trip took about 5 hours. It was worth the trip even though we only stayed about 3 hours. The views were awesome to say the least, and... More

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