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Grand Canyon South Rim

Address: Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: (928) 638-7888
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Type: Canyons, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: The most developed area of Grand Canyon National Park, the South Rim...
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Type: Canyons, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Swindon
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149 reviews 149 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We were really looking forward to our visit to the GC and it did not disappoint. We spent the day walking along the South rim and it was just one stunning view after another. No matter how many photos you've seen, how many videos you've watched or how many people have told you about this place it will still stun,... More 

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

There are many choices of tours on the free tour buses. A lot of hop on and hop off points to see all of the south rim attractions. Park and leave the driving to them.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Overwhelming. Amazing. You've got to go...I cannot describe the view/aura. We visited on a cold, windy day and drive to several view points. Where we stool alone, it was so quiet and beautiful. We saw some elks on our way in the National Park.

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Baltimore, MD
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29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spend two days here in early December and were blown away. The temperatures were in the 30s and 40s, but it was dry. Suggest you layer up because it warms up out of the wind and as you hike or just walk around. Everyone (not just every American) should see this spectacular natural sight. It really... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The pictures don't do the park justice. I've been several times and it never gets old to me. The only thing that I don't like is the crowds around bright angel but that can't be helped. The only advise I can give is that tour as much of the park as you can.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We were visiting relatives in Mesa and our brother-in-law suggested a side trip to the South Rim. Stayed overnight in a hotel with view overlooking canyon - amazing! Pictures do not do it justice - in person so much better. We were fortunate to have good weather with no rain or snow during our visit. Only downside was seeing a... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Arrived early afternoon coming in through the East entrance on Hwy. 64 and traveled west to the main visitors center stopping off at the various points along the way. I must say the first view of the canyon elicited a wow! It's so much bigger than I imagined. Desert View has the watch tower and is not to be missed.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It was intriguing that when we travelled over the bridge at Hoover Dam, we experienced a time difference of 1 hour because we crossed the state line from Nevada to Arizona. It was dry and the water at the dam was low. We booked the helicopter cum boat tour at the last minute and it was a most wise decision.... More 

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Robina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We arrived at the Canyon late in the afternoon and didn't know whether we should take a look or leave it til the next morning. Even though we were tired from the driving we decided to go and have a quick look. It was very beautiful, the sun was setting and I got some amazing photos. I wish we had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

After reading many reviews on TA, we decided we couldn't go all the way to the Grand Canyon and not go to the South Rim. The North Rim sounded very touristy and just not what we were after. Since we were limited in time we decided to do the Grand Connossieur tour with Papillon. We flew in a small plane... More 

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