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Mather Point

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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Taos, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's within walking distance of the visitor center parking lots. Lots of area to get your first look at the Grand Canyon.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was so amazing. Absolutely amazing views a definite must see. My only complaint was the high blood pressure I got from having my kids there with me. It is a huge hole with a long way down after all.

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Riverside, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not sure what else to say. If you've ever wanted to see the Grand Canyon, this is the place to do it. It's a very easy one hour drive from the town of Williams and highway 40 and is well worth the $25 admission per vehicle into the National Park. The point itself is a very easy walk on a... More 

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Seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The trail is wheelchair-accessible but also allows some walking and limited climbing. Truly awe-inspiring spot.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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184 reviews 184 reviews
95 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great place for a first look at the canyon but pretty crowded most of the time. Head down the paved trail away from the visitor's center a few minutes in either direction and you'll leave most of the crowds behind.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Mather Point is a great place to see the sunrise, but get there at least 40 minutes before the scheduled time. Lots of people will have the same idea as you and there are not a large number of prime viewing points. If you plan on taking photos, get there even earlier. If you are serious about photography, plan on... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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201 reviews 201 reviews
56 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is close to the visitors center has lots of smooth easy to follow paths and overlooks. Stop into the visitors center here to see what is going on in the park that day.

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Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Mather point was our first glimpse of the Canyon and it took our breath away, but more was to come. We took the free shuttle bus and travelled to even better view points.

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Winchester, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Close to the visitor's center, this point is easy to get to. A great place to view sunrise or sunset. This was our first view of the canyon and it blew us away. It draws you in and you can't get enough of it.

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

...but be prepared for a crowd. Mather is an easily accessible viewpoint with a large enclosed overlook. The buses pull up and disgorge a ton of people who watch until the sun is up or down then leave. Nice visits abound!

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