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Mather Point

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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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Mather Point, great pictures

Great view of the grand canyon and a popular spot. You'll see people climbing over the fence(barrier) to risk their life in taking pictures. I'd suggest taking the blue and red... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great view of the grand canyon and a popular spot. You'll see people climbing over the fence(barrier) to risk their life in taking pictures. I'd suggest taking the blue and red bus out west where there are less people and for a different view of the canyon.

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to have lunch and relax. It is a hot spot for tour buses and guests, but it is also one of the best view points of the canyon. The trail that runs along the rim is flat and easy to walk, and because of this people sort of spread out and take their time so that you don't... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Mather Point is yet another view point to meditate and enjoy the Grand Canyon. The point is closer to the park entrance and the Canyons look grand from this view point. Do not stand near the railings if you have fear of heights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Another great spot to experience the beauty of the Grand Canyon. The way the sun & shadows dance around makes the view different & more colorful.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The first view that many visitors see arriving at the canyon. Right behind the Visitors Center, you can either walk or take the bus to Mather Point. Great start to your vacation.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I have traveled the world and this was up there near the top of most beautiful sites. The crowds were that big the day we were here so we got to walk the rim and get some great pictures.

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is the first point where everyone goes to see the canyon as closest to the main car park. It is very busy and as a first view a starting point. The light was not good as very bright in afternoon sun. The canyon is best seen in evening light when the colours change.

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was an easy to reach view on the Rim trail and was yet another terrific view of the Canyon and Colorado River. This was accessible for most people young and old! Take a minute to stretch your legs and take some beautiful photos!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was a nice stroll around the Canyon rim. Not too strenuous or exhausting, but great spots to take photos and lots of wildlife! South Kaibab Trail is more for hikers who are looking for a challenge, this is a nice scenic view for families and those looking for less of the challenge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There are a few ways to get to Mather Point which is located near the Visitor Center. There are about 4 lots close to the VC or you can park in a lot near the village and take the free shuttle. I recommend parking in the village because the lots near the Visitor Center fill up the fastest. There are... More 

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