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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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First Glimpse is Unforgettable!

Had never been to the Grand Canyon and this was the natural first stopping point to view it. Breath taking and unforgettable are understatements! So many people walking around in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had never been to the Grand Canyon and this was the natural first stopping point to view it. Breath taking and unforgettable are understatements! So many people walking around in awe at the enormity of it all and the grandeur! Many picture opportunities, a welcome center, trails, and bike rentals. The view brought tears to my eyes. I did stay... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you only have an hour to visit the park, this is your spot. Beautiful, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring views of the canyon. Adjacent to the Visitor Center, and the free shuttle bus depot for access to the entirety of the South Rim. Plenty of car parking and the first thing accessible from the South Entrance of the park.

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have small children, keep them close. This is not a safe place for children or foolish people.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mather Point is the nearest viewpoint to the main Grand Canyon Visitor Centre and makes an excellent place to be introduced to the canyon and its remarkable landscape. Here you find a plateau extending into the canyon a bit, providing 270 degree panorama views and many glimpses into the canyon depths. There are also many opening viewing spots on both... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an amphitheater at Mather Point, so there's steps to sit on while waiting for the sun to rise. Bring a blanket or put on more layer than you think you need. It was frigid despite being in July.

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mather Point offers some of the best south rim views. It is easily accessible with tons of nearby parking.

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Bayville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a wonderful place to get some shots of the Grand Canyon. Easy to find and accessible. Take your car and save on the bus tour.

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Minnesota
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the obvious first photo stop by the South Rim entrance, but don't let the crowds ruin your photos, just walk down the rim trail a few blocks and the crowds thin out and you will get a much better view and photos!

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent facilities and parking, as well as trails for your spectacular view of the canyon. There are restrooms, and a gift shop.

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Kalmar, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we got there it was very snowy because of a snowstorm that had just went by. So the driving experience was pretty bad but when we got there and saw the canyon in snow(!) it was amazing and I would say that everyone should do it! It's a 25 dollar fee to get into the park.

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