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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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Seedy place and the same old movie in the last 10 years

Only one movie shown, that on the Gd Canyon. The whole place needs refreshing. Go instead to the Gd Canyon Visitor Center, the movie there is as good and free.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Sunnyvale, California

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Sunnyvale, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Only one movie shown, that on the Gd Canyon. The whole place needs refreshing. Go instead to the Gd Canyon Visitor Center, the movie there is as good and free.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Not much about the history of the canyon. Gift shop on one side and Pizza Hut on the other. The IMAX theatre is here too.

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Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Staff is rude and looks like they are bored of their jobs. Didnt get a proper direction or answer to any of our questions.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was very disappointed with the National Geographic Grand Cayon Visitor Center. First of all, it was way too crowded and seemed to be the meeting point for many groups - including those on the Pink Jeep. Buses also pulled in so people could eat at the Pizza Hut located within. However, with so many Asian visitors being the norm... More 

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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I liked the globe history room and the little samples of rocks. Staff was helpful and we got what we needed in 15 minutes. Definitely worth to visit if you need advice like transportation and sightseeing, places to eat there aso.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Quite crowded; expected a National Geographic facility to be less commercial. Only went there to attend the Imax film.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We pulled into town late afternoon and after checking into our hotel we went to the Nat Geo Visitor Center to check out the area, At the front there are several desks / counters where you can get good info about the park. There is an IMAX theater of the GCNP showing a lot of history of the canyon. A... More 

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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I loved the National Geographic Visitor Center. You can find all sorts of Grand Canyon related information, clothing if you forgot to pack some hiking gear and of course good variety of gifts. Just make sure you don't loose or skip any purchases. I bought a funny little stuffed baby falcon, which unfortunately i lost later during my trip and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Definitely a must to visit this centre to know more about the place before you start on the trails. The video show definitely provide the history of Grand Canyon, perfect start of the day!

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

Thank you for the excellent review, much appreciated! Janet More 

Savannah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The ranger was very helpful and supplied us with a excellent map of the area and explained the routes and features, where to go and what to see.

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

We are your one stop to begin your Grand Canyon adventure. Thank you for the review. Janet More 

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