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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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Quite pricey

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... read more

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

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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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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Ottawa, Canada
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The IMAX movie was highly recommended by several friends and was warranted. A must see to really appreciate the Grand Canyon - especially if you do not have time to go to the canyon floor.It provides both a history and a feel for the vastness of the Canyon. Our hotel had coupons for 50% off the 2nd ticket (i suspect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There was a long queue at the visitor center but staff was very helpful in organizing the trip. A word of caution, finding the car in parking after its dark can be a nightmare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We loved the great IMAX show at the center. It was within walking distance of our hotel in the heart of the Grand Canyon village. Good gift shop. We thought the IMAX was priced reasonably. They also accepted a coupon and had senior rates.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A helpful lady explained to us about the tickets and information for our visit to the Grand Canyon. Good shop.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a great place to stop and get info on the canyon and other local attractions. Outstanding gift shop as well. The Imax movie is good, but it is certainly dated. There is fast food available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Good place to stop by. Came here to see the IMAX which was ok, but kind of boring. Good place to stop by for info.

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Reedville, Virginia, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The informational movie was well done and informative. The bookstore and Park store had a nice selection of souvenirs.

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