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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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Good Place to Begin The Trip

Mather Point is right behind the visitor centre, very beautiful but comparing to Grandview Point was too crowded. A very good place to take pictures and selfies.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Mather Point is right behind the visitor centre, very beautiful but comparing to Grandview Point was too crowded. A very good place to take pictures and selfies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I recommend you go into the visitors center, the book store and then Mather Point. It gives you a great start to discovering all the beauty of the Grand Canyon. The roads are paved and there is not one bad photo opportunity, in fact, it will be hard to stop taking pictures.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A thousand pictures could be taken here, and they could all be different. A thousand pictures could not elicit any words to describe what it's like to simply stand, wide-eyed, at the Grand Canyon's edge.

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Waco, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is a spectacular view, but if you are like me and want solitude in nature then this isn't for you. That said, you should definitely make the minimum amount of effort required of you at the Grand Canyon and do this.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is probably the nearest point from the parking area and most probably you will start your south rim tour from here. Shuttle can be availed near Mather point which goes either east or west of the rim from here.

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Moscow, Russia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Lazy? Don't like to hike? Fear of fog? This view point is really just 5min walk from the visitor center parking lot, so no excuse not to visit... Clouds can be in the canyon...

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San Diego, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
83 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is the location where the the National Park has a Visitor Center, movie, restaurant, bathrooms, gift shop, shuttles etc. and therefore is very crowded. If you have your own car and are there is the winter months (Dec-Feb) when you can drive to each of the lookouts, I'd skip this and just drive straight to the viewpoints. This is... More 

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The park signage will direct you first to Mather's point. This is a beautiful lookout, but has a lot of steps and a lot of people wanting to see what you want to see. This is maybe a 5-10 minute walk, mostly uphill, and at this altitude the air is very thin. If you are not in good health or... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

In my opinion, this point is the most magnificent lookout over the Grand Canyon. It is also the most well protected lookout, with strong, sturdy mesh gates, to protect small children who may stray from parents. An additional aspect here is for whom the lookout point was named, Stephen Mather. He devoted his life's work as the first superintendent of... More 

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Vancouver
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Being the closest viewpoint to the visitor center and the park entrance from the south this is probably most people's first stop for a view of the canyon . It truly is amazing . Even after multiple visits it still is awe inspiring . You can see thousands of photos of the Grand Canyon , but no picture can possibly... More 

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