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National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

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Address: 450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
Phone Number: 928 638 2203
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Description: Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center...
Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center provides news, travel information about Grand Canyon attractions, hotels, a variety of selected Grand Canyon tours and Park passes. Visitors can take part in interactive exhibits to learn about the Grand Canyon, watch our famous IMAX movie and talk to local area representatives. Inside the center guests can also enjoy a meal at our Explorer’s Cafe dining area which includes Pizza Hut, fresh deli sandwiches and other items or take their time to browse through our National Geographic branded merchandise store.
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Fast and friendly and good food too! A bit surprised, looks like a cafeteria type place was very good Italian food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Grand Canyon Visitor center has a great IMAX movie describing the history of the Grand Canyon, particularly it's history with mankind. If you are going to do a tour with Pink Jeep Tours check with them first because some packages include IMAX movie tickets.

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

Hi Brad, Thanks for coming to the IMAX and visitors center and enjoying the movie and a tour with Pink Jeep Tours. All Pink Jeep Tours include the IMAX for everyone in your party and makes for a great pairing. Thanks for your review, Marty More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

IMAX was something we were looking forward to. It was a huge disappointment and not worth the $37+ for the three of us. It is not narrated or put together very well. Food prices were OUTRAGEOUS and they don't actually have prices on any of the food items until you get to the end of the line. We had $3... More 

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

I"m sorry you had that experience, we do have all prices tax included and are clearly displayed overhead on LED monitors, the Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizza is standard size. Our IMAX film has been shown to thousands of satisfied viewers over the years and is still a favorite of visitors. Marty More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visitor Center seemed fine, but we found the movie to have a pretty hokey story line. Liked the action shots, but didn't really learn that much about the Canyon from it.

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

Hi Marion, Thanks for your review and our story of how the canyon was discovered by modern civilization, there are many ways the story of the Grand Canyon could be told, we chose to do it from the perspective of John Wesley Powell a great adventurer and explorer and shows aerial footage that is unobtainable. Thanks again for your opinion,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stayed in Tusayan for two nights and decided to visit the IMAX only as it was raining! We were so glad that we did, the movie itself is very interesting, you feel like you are there in the canyon with Powell on his adventure, racing over the rapids and flying through the canyon itself. The staff were all very... More 

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

We're so happy that you were able to visit and enjoy our visitors center and IMAX, we always welcome our guests from all over the world. Marty More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

On the raining day, you can get any good picture of grand canyon and hard to walk. This is a good spot for you.

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

We're so glad you found us on a rainy day and hopefully you were able to see the Canyon as well. Thank you for visiting, Marty More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Friendly staff............helpful with local advice Thank you for your help! Gift shop was a must for a return visit as per my 11 year old! Did not have tine for the IMAX even though we had discount tix............oh well guess we'll have to visit again :}:}

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

You definitely need to come visit us again and make sure to stop and say hi. Hopefully you'll have time to see the IMAX movie, its spectacular. Thanks for your kind review, Marty More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fast and friendly and good food too! A bit surprised, looks like a cafeteria type place was very good Italian food.

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our food and the visitors center. Our Pizza Hut is expanding it's menu bringing Pasta to the party. Thanks for visiting, Marty More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

watch the IMAX movies is indeed touching. its 30 min of images on this big screen that takes you inside the Powell's adventure to conquest the canyons. every hour and half you can watch it. i choose to stop here on my way out cause i was lodged on the village. in this little city Tusayan you can find some... More 

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

I appreciate your review and happy to here you enjoyed the movie and our little town of Tusayan. We hope you will come visit us again, Marty More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This visitor centre serves as the base for a lot of the tours that go to the Grand Canyon. It has toilet facilities, a well stocked gift shop and a café.

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

Hi Annie, Thanks so much for visiting us during your trip. Marty More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We just went there for shopping some presents for our loved ones at home The have nice staff. Had no time for films.

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had a good visit and wish you had been able to see the IMAX, truly a remarkable movie. Marty More 

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