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Mather Point

2 1/2 miles north of park entrance (South Rim), Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
888-467-2757
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Benicia, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great views of grand canyon, not too far from visitor center but always good to use restroom before you go. Not a lot of food or drinking fountains around.

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Fox Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Yes, Mather Point is the busiest of the Grand Canyon South Rim's overlooks. There's a reason for that. It is one of the most expansive and impressive views of the canyon. We happened upon a ranger giving his condor talk and holding a rapt audience of 30-40 folks. As he is saying, "There are 415 condors in the world, about... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

There's no way to talk badly about views of the canyon. It's the kind of thing you just have to see. Mather Point area is quite crowded, so pictures will be a little tricky. I would suggest walking further down the Rim Trail to get additional vantage points and a little more privacy to think and admire.

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Mandaluyong
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This point is near the visitor center and if you don't mind walking, you can do so (no need to wait for the bus). Must visit early morning or late afternoon

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This offers the first view for many visitors to the South Rim. It is as amazing as you've dreamed it would be. Excellent parking and close to the Visitor Centre.

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Centennial, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This was our first view of the Grand Canyon - recommend for sunrise views. Absolutely beautiful! There are rails at this portion of the Grand Canyon. Short easy walk from the Visitors Center.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Catch this place early and late, to avoid the crowds, and to catch the different way the light hits the canyon in the morning and evening. Magnificent.

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Toronto
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is one of the most convenient spot to have a great view of the Canyon. The spot is accessible from the car. You can park at the main parking lot and simply walk up to the spot This is a great place to visit sunrise from

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Wow! What a view!!! Also, a good place to rent a bike! There is also restrooms and a place to buy food.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

What can I say. Walk slowly, sit, watch, relax. Soak in everything, then come back at a different part of the day and it will look different. It is gorgeous.

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