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Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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It'a a beautiful attraction! Each place of the park is amazing and peaceful.. it conveys you a sense of freedom!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Milan, Italy

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Milan, Italy
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It'a a beautiful attraction! Each place of the park is amazing and peaceful.. it conveys you a sense of freedom!

Thank Da304010
Springfield, Missouri
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is cool and sure worth the visit, but the employees on duty kinda took that away. The trip was in early December and, I guess, they had a deadline to get Christmas decorations up. To allow them enough time, they simply placed a "Please go to other register" sign on the checkout counter. we wanted some stuff, so... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited in the winter when private vehicles are allowed on this stretch of the National Park road system. Shuttle buses only take you out here in the summer. Hermit's Rest is 7 miles west of the Park Village and sports lovely vistas, historic presentations, a gift shop and snack bar, all within an historic, and unique, structure. Good visit.

Thank David D
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45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My favourite spot was to sit by the fireplace on a wonderful hand carved chair. We rested here, ate here, and then we went for a walk. We saw cute flowers, lizards, plants, secial trees on the path, and the rocks under our feet had some weird formations. The colour of the rocks were pink, green, orange and white, a... More 

Thank Happike
Hong Kong, China
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4,287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9,713 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hermits Rest is of the Mary Jane Colter buildings you can visit in the Grand Canyon area. Built in 1914, this National Historic landmark is located 8 miles from the Grand Canyon Village by way of the Hermit Road. As you approach, you will find a natural rock-like structure, constructed of large stone and logs, giving a rustic yet charming... More 

Thank BradJill
Columbus, Georgia
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142 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restrooms were slightly more crowded here as this is the last stop/beginning of the Red Route. There is a souvenir shop inside the original rest house designed by Mary Jane Colter in 1914. You can also get ice cream and beef jerky at the snack bar. If you walk pass the snack bar you will find some picnic tables... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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108 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hermit's Rest is a great place to rest and refresh at the end of the shuttle route. You can get drinks and food as well as take some nice photos from this vantage point in the Canyon. I particularly like the feel of the place with all the rock construction.

Thank Brent M
Cedar City, Utah
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116 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe this is the last stop on the shuttle tour of the South Rim. There is a small visitors center with memorabilia and informative stuff. While we were there we were greeted by about a dozen elk that we had to walk very close to in order to get to the gift shop.

Thank dremmettdc
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a gift shop and a small restaurant, friendly helpful people. it's nice to get inside from the cold. Not very good for handicapped people

Thank Evaholloway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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424 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the canyons classic works of architecture by Mary Colter. Like many of her works it is designed to blend in with its surroundings. The fireplace is particularly impressive.

Thank lannyr

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