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Mather Point

2 1/2 miles north of park entrance (South Rim), Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I consider the visitor center to be an awful place, so crowded, so little parking, such a lack of common courtesy with walking and driving. That doesn't change the fact that after you've come a long way (probably even a short way) to see the Grand Canyon for the first time, this is a site that doesn't disappoint. The amazing... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Do you want to see sunrise in Grand Canyon? Mather Point is the spot. Get there at least 30 minutes before sunrise (in summer - probably one hour before, so you can avoid crowd). Mather Point is easy accessible, park on the visitor center and hike.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Part of Grand Canyon National Park, Mather Point is very close to the visitor's center, so it is typically crowded. You can walk out on a flat (often slippery) rock point that has great safety rails and get some amazing views of the Canyon. There are no really 'bad' views of the Canyon from anywhere, but for me, 30 minutes... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is the first stop along the trail from the visitor center. So amazing because it was my first glimpse of the canyon. Make sure to keep walking and see the other stops along the trail, because there is much more beauty to see.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The park has better views. So do not spend too much time here. It is always crowded. Ok, let me be more reasonable, if it is a long weekend, you will get photobombed everytime :) The place is nice, but not the best place to see the canyon. There are better views.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a view! It is one of the better vistas. Be careful however while walking. It is greatly used so some stones are very slippery, I took a tumble.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Unfortunately, this may be the only place many visitors to the Grand Canyon see since it is so close to the main visitor center at the Grand Canyon. Take time to stroll along the rim to the east and the west to get more appreciation of the Canyon's geology and vast size. Just looking over the rim at one location... More

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Clearwater, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our first glimpse of the canyon was at Mather Point. I was almost moved to tears. It was here that my teenage son, who can find fault in just about anything, paused and thanked us for bringing him there, and actually smiled. Spectacular!

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Germantown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I saw the sunrise here. It was nice and different from the sunset but it's crowded and people like to talk a bunch. I'd choose a different spot next time. The pro: It's convenient to park and get here and you don't have to take a shuttle if you are driving into the park.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was our first view of the canyon - and at sunset! So of course we were awestruck and thought it was magnificent. The only problem you are sharing it with a crown and getting a spare piece of rail to capture that 'photo' was a jostling match. Mather point is conveniently located behind the Information centre and near Bright... More

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