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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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The information that you get here about the structure of the Grand Canyon is presented in such a way the a five year olds interest is kept. With two volunteers on hand to answer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The information that you get here about the structure of the Grand Canyon is presented in such a way the a five year olds interest is kept. With two volunteers on hand to answer any questions you may have. It is well worth the stop.

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

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that the next time you're riding thru you will stop again. Marty More 

Leuven, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Weird. You can book a Jeep-tour here or watch a Grand Canyon movie in the Imax. Have a drink or buy a souvenir, that's it!

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

National Geographic Visitors Center has been a stopping point for most tourist's coming to the south rim for over 2 decades. I'm sorry you missed the interactive map in the courtyard or the room size maps on the walls. We have a large selection of National Geographic books and magazines as well as a full time park ranger to help... More 

Marysville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The only reason to go here is for the IMAX movie. the Movie is excellent on the big IMAX screen. Definitely a can't miss

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

Glad to have you here and I"m happy that you enjoyed the IMAX. Marty More 

Boone, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We enjoyed the wonderful iMax movie about the Grand Canyon. Helped put some context to the history of the canyon and then thrilled us with great aerial shots. Recommended for all ages.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review of our IMAX and we love having you visit from the great state of North Carolina. Marty More 

Williamstown, New Jersey
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

max theatre show was wonderful. gift shop was very good ,found items i liked and skipped gift shop at grand canyon.

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

Thanks so much. We always like to hear that you enjoyed everything and that you found some great treasures and keepsakes in the gift shop. Please come back and visit us again, Marty More 

Brownstown Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice gift shop and the fantastic rep from the National Parks Service told us about the lifetime senior pass, which we purchased right there saving us a ton of money because we used it in another National Park on this visit.

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

I"m so glad that you had an enjoyable visit and I've heard that the Golden Age pass is a wonderful thing to have. I hope you will keep enjoying our national parks and come back and see us again. Marty More 

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13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There's a National Geographic shop in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK. It's quirky for the UK and has great images on the walls, different products for sale and a feel unlike most shops in the vicinity. When we booked our Grand Canyon experience we were hoping for a similar quality to shine out from this Centre. OK, the IMAX bowled us over.... More 

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

I"m so glad that you enjoyed the IMAX experience and at the same time disappointed that you didn't enjoy our visitors center. We try to focus mainly on the Grand Canyon and vicinity so we don't carry items found in California State Parks. We find that we have so many people stop and see us that the large format maps... More 

North Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

While visiting the Grand Canyon, we stayed in the city of Tusayan for the night, which is where this place is located. We had already been to a couple other spots selling souvenirs, and this place was quite pricey in comparison. They also have a 34 minute IMAX movie about the Grand Canyon for about $12 a pop. It was... More 

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

We're glad you stopped in our little town with lot's of things to do. I'm glad you enjoyed the IMAX and apologize if you found our prices a bit high. I hope you will come back and see us again, Marty More 

Moncton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

The Grand Canyon was breathtaking. However, hit a sour note with the rude, obese, mustached, dark-haired guy at the Pink Jeep tour / IMAX ticket counter of the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center -- I believe the name tag read "Ambrose". We had gone to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas by bus, and returned to the Visitor Center... More 

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

I apologize for your experience and have passed the information you posted on to Pink Jeep, they will discuss it with their employee. Thanks for coming and I hope you will come back again and give us another try. Marty More 

Ottawa, Canada
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The only real attraction here is the IMAX film, which really never figures out whether it is trying to be natural history, history of man at the canyon or artistically spiritual. If you have seen the Grand Canyon and read anything about it, you probably won't learn too much or be that entertained. Aside from the IMAX there is a... More 

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

We appreciate you coming and seeing the film, it really is shows a mix of the early history as well as the exploration and modern day recreational uses that the canyon provides. Our visitors center host's a large portion of the visitors that come to the south and its a great place to get maps, trail information and to book... More 

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