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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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We came for the IMAX movie on the Grand Canyon

This is a nice place. We wanted to see the IMAX version of the Grand Canyon after we had hiked 1.5 miles down into it earlier in the day. It has clouded over outside and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Salt Point, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place. We wanted to see the IMAX version of the Grand Canyon after we had hiked 1.5 miles down into it earlier in the day. It has clouded over outside and was beginning to sprinkle, so it was perfect timing to take in the show. The movie was really good and showcased the beauty of the... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic views for both sunrise and sunset and would highly recommend visiting for both as it's truly breathtaking. Great facilities if you don't want to go off the beaten track. Lots of walks and routes marked out and information very useful

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful amazing place. Try and get the deal for lunch which even for a picky eater was great. The views are amazing and it's not busy but would try to go early. Leave a day for the visit as not much time when eventually get back to Vegas. Definately go by helicopter. Adds an extra special trip.

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

The reason I didn't give it an excellent rating is because the cashier that rung us up for the show did not smile and just seemed irritated with us. There was a very long line and we were all tourist, hot, tired, and being patient. Inside there is a pizza place and the pink jeep tours right next to it.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a good movie. It was mostly about Powell and less about the how it was made. But a good tip is buy the tickets then do shopping you get 10% off after you buy the tickets.

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

Thanks for your review and we try to start as close to the designated time as possible however we do wait for those who purchased tickets to get into their seats and also for groups that might be running behind. Thanks for stopping, Marty More 

Manchester, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Take the time to see the Imax Video especially if you are not planning on hiking down into the canyon. Worth the money.

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

I"m pleased you were able to see the movie, less than 5% of the guests each year are able to hike to the river and back, we're proud of the movie and what you are able to see that most will never enjoy. Thank you for coming, Marty More 

Monticello, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The movie was like a cheap adventure movie. Thought it would be more about the formations and geography, but instead it's about the guy that explored it first. Just thought it would be better, and it wasn't. FYI - there are buy one get one half off coupons all over the place. So don't pay full price for both tickets.... More 

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

I appreciate your review and hope that you took away a little bit of information about John Wesley Powell and the men that gave and risked their lives so that we can enjoy it today. Our film shows the progression of humankind and their use of the canyon for living as well as recreation. I hope you will stop and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It was very well done and gave so much information about the area and the Canyon! The photos were awesome and would of loved to have brought my kids here when they were younger.

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

I'm so glad that you were able to enjoy your visit and enjoyed the film and the glory of the Grand Canyon, we're so pleased that we were able to preserve the images and portray those that made it so we can enjoy it today. Marty More 

North Loup, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The IMAX theater presentation of the history of Grand Canyon was very realistic. It felt as though you were right there on the plane as it soared over the canyon and dove down to the Colorado river. It was quite a breathtaking video. The gift shop was well stocked and the employees were polite. I recommend a visit here when... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and so glad you enjoyed both the movie and the gift shop. We try to have everything relevant to the Grand Canyon including hiking supplies all in one great stop. Thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you again, Marty More 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Staff was very helpful and the movie Secrets of the Grand Canyon was good. Souvenirs were moderately priced. Park ranger was very helpful with info on the free shuttle service and senior park pass.

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

Thank you for stopping and using our services and seeing the movie. We love having the park rangers here to help make everyone's visit memorable and stress free. We know you have lot's of choices on things to do when at the Grand Canyon, thank you for making us one of them. Marty More 

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Address: 450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
Phone Number: 928 638 2203
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tusayan

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