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Address: 2 1/2 miles north of park entrance (South Rim), Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 888-467-2757
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Great Look out point next to Grand Canyon Visitor Center

If you find yourself near the Grand Canyon Visitor Center...then take the short walk to this cool look out point. However, if you visit the many other look out points of Grand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you find yourself near the Grand Canyon Visitor Center...then take the short walk to this cool look out point. However, if you visit the many other look out points of Grand Canyon and you are not sure if you have time for this view....it isn't a big deal in my opinion. There are many lookout points that are just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The only reason I give this 4 stars, instead of 5 (since the view itself is awesome), is due to the massive congestion here. Mather Point is next to the Visitor Center, a shuttle stop to the Village, and the first major viewing area for folks arriving via the south entrance. Therefore it is LOADED with people, all in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Came out to Mather Point early in the morning. This is an amazing vista and certainly one that you should not miss, particularly if you have limited time. You might get lucky and see "Phil" the squirrel out there begging for attention. Apparently a frequent occurrence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Have a camera ready because you will be taking a ton of pictures. The area has railings around it but still, be careful when leaning over the edge if it is a windy day. There's a rock you can stand on and you can not beat the views this offers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Just went to the south rim with my family. Stopped at the visitors center and walked out to the point for the most amazing view of the canyon. My daughter had a great time , this is a must see spot if you visit Grand Canyon.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Mather point is located almost directly behind the visitor center. This is a good first stop. You can park your car in the visitor center parking lot and take the concrete sidewalk all the way to Mather point. It offers a nice view- it is easy to get to even for people that may be in a wheelchair or have... More 

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Just an incredible experience the views from this point are probably the best in the Grand Canyon. Just a minutes walk from the visitors centre & car parks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Mather point is, unfortunately located very close to the main visitors center. Because of this it is always very crowded. Now the view is nice, but you are going to have to fight for a spot to take a picture. My suggestion, walk east along the rim and head for South Kalibab trail, beautiful views, no crowds.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've been to Mather Point several times, and the crowd is getting out of hand. Apparently you have to go extremely early or be extremely lucky to get a parking spot within a quarter mile of the rim. The shuttle was not an option for us that day, but even then it's not that close to the rim.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Mather Point is easily accessible, as it's located right past the visitor center. We went for sunrise and it was gorgeous to see the sun come up, and the canyon light up gradually, layer by layer. Only downside was it was fairly crowded, even at 6 am, because it's so close. Would highly recommend going here for sunrise, or some... More 

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