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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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We took a tour from Las Vegas, flying by Papillion Airline. It flew low so we could see the entire Grand Canyon. We arrived and rode the bus to Mather Point. It was a great view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We took a tour from Las Vegas, flying by Papillion Airline. It flew low so we could see the entire Grand Canyon. We arrived and rode the bus to Mather Point. It was a great view of the canyon. It's on the South Rim. Lots of people were there that day but it was because the weather had been bad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Mather Point gets busy because is so close to the visitor centre. However you just cannot get away from the view and having facilities nearby is helpful.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Mather Point is close to the visitor parking at the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim. It's a quick walk and well worth it. Be sure to check it out before you hop on a bus to visit other parts of the park. And if you're up for it, it's only a 2,5 mile walk to the village. Mather Point... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We biked out to Mather Point and truthfully, by that time, we had seen so much of the canyon that we were probably less impressed than most. It is a beautiful view, but so is every view from every point.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Worth sitting here (in the cold) and waiting for the sun to go down. We went to the concierge in the hotel (el travor) and they said to go here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is the easiest of the points to get it because it's right outside the visitor center, so it's very busy. However, the walkway is very long all around it so it didn't really bother me, but people who are worried about crowds might not like that. The view is excellent from here though!

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When you enter the park, drive to Parking Lot 2, and head straight out towards the Canyon. Multiple vantage points for seeing the sun rise. Bring your camera, dress in layers, and have your own food/drinks. Nothing in park is really open before 9am.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was nice to be up here and take a picture in front of the Grand Canyon sign. It was a short walk on a paved trail to the Geological museum. We observed a female elk on the trail. The yellow bus line takes you back to visitors center where you pick up the blue line to town.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really really loved this view, we went here first. Maybe thats why. You can get a nice shot of the canyon. We went to the south rim. Please dont forget your water, hat , glasses and wear a nice comfy dress and shoe. Take the orange bus (internal shuttle) and you will get there. you can also walk from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is probably the first place you visit at the south rim (unless you go to the visitor center). Therefore there is a lot of people here and it can take some time before you can take a picture without having people in the background. This place is safe, since the area has a fence to protect people from not... More 

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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
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park

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