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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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Lakeland, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was my first sight as I walked into view of the Canyon and I was absolutely floored. I only give it three stars because it is awful crowded there and there are more amazing vistas up the rim. However, this was a great place to come in the evening and take some great night pictures once it was nice... More

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Like many of the vantage points along the Rim Trail, Mather offers wonderful, expansive views. Easy walk from the parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great area to see California Condors. We watch them fly over head for about an hour. Took so many pictures. Helpful Hint: Take water with you & drink it! Hot open area not must shade.

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Dallas, Texas
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Thankfully there are now quite a few pairs of California Condors living around Mather Point. The view of the canyon is breathtaking and they probably appreciate it, too. Take note of who Mather was by the seal to the right as you approach the observation point.

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Prescott, Arizona
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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On the third day of a recent visit to the Grand Canyon I was hanging out in a tiny amphitheater near the east end of Mather Point and I overheard a twenty-something young man say to his female companion "Wow, this is a lot greater than I had imagined. We'll have to come back." They were in the first minutes... More

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Huntington, Vermont
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A good view of the canyon, but not the best. For the best, get to Desert Point on the east or from the shuttle, views from the west, for example from Hopi Point.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was the first stop and view for several in my party to experience the Grand Canyon. I had been previously, so it was fun to witness their first look at the Canyon through their eyes. Nature's Beauty is on display here.

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The first place most people see the canyon from south rim, a great view but popular. Easily reached from parking lots and near visitor centre.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It is filled with beautiful views, but very crowded. We found views just as nice elsewhere in the canyon, but with less people.

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Austin, TX
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

To be honest, Mather Point is just way too crowded. There are tourists from around the world and they have all traveled long distances to see the Grand Canyon. It's difficult to get a really good view and it is just too crowded to enjoy what the Grand Canyon is about. Do yourself a favor and do a short hike... More

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