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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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Great, Grand Canyon!

Our 1st stop upon reaching the Canyon entrance in the South Rim. I know what it looks like on TV and in the Internet but I don’t know how I would react when finally seeing it with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Our 1st stop upon reaching the Canyon entrance in the South Rim. I know what it looks like on TV and in the Internet but I don’t know how I would react when finally seeing it with my own eyes. Wow, oh my gosh, spectacular, amazing, wonderful – are the common reactions of people.

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was one of the last view points we stopped at. It may be because it was later in the day, or the sky was becoming clearer, but in my opinion, I thought it was one of the best views.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

About a three hour drive from the Phoenix area and well worth it. You can break the visit up and stop in Sedona as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to watch the sun set while in the park. We were able to walk along to several viewpoints and found it to be quiet and peaceful. It was amazing to watch the colors change! Easy foot paths, safe for the whole family. Worth the short walk from the parking lot.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I feel partial to Mather Point because it was the place where I first saw the splendor of the Grand Canyon. We were able to walk directly there from where we parked our vehicle - Raven 1 in the parking lot. It has a couple of places where you can walk out onto points to get better views - both... More 

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Schriever, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There are many places to watch the sunrise and sunset at Grand Canyon, all of them great, but Mather Point is the perfect place, with areas to sit and comfortably wait for nature's show. Not terribly crowded, a perfect spot to enjoy the view.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's right behind the visitor center, and they obviously picked this spot for the visitor center for a reason. It's gorgeous! This was our first view of the Grand Canyon, and we came back for dawn one morning. It's very crowded is the biggest downside, but it's still lovely.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

All the views of the canyon are good, some are better and I believe Mather Point is the best. You have a panoramic view from east to west, rocks the kids can climb up onto for photo ops, and it wasn't that crowded in the late afternoon.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Off the beaten path but spectacular views. Was towards the tail end of the shuttle stops but it was not as crowded.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is the first stop if you enter by the visitor's center and it gives you fabulous views. It seemed less crowded than the other points so enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Address: 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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