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National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
928 638 2203
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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional...
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Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Tusayan
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Owner description: 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The center seemed nice, however the customer service lacked big time. The employees were not very engaging. We were interested in several tours--no one seemed to want our business--we could have been talked into a tour I am sure.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Came here last year as well during the government shutdown and was satisfied with what was available. Came back again and received the same experience. The Imax movie is well done and informative if you want a little more info on the history of the canyon.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Movie in the center is well done. We got to the park early for sunrise and missed the shuttle. Wound up walking less than 5 min to Mather's point and saw a great sunrise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My sister and I stopped by on our way home. Was very pleased with value and quality of the iMax's movie, enabled me to see so much of the Grand Canyon that other wise I would never see, classic Nat. Geo. stuff, meaning, stunning,beautiful,educational, gift shop also huge and wonderful with affordable pricing. If you have a wait period go... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

See my review notes under the IMAX... It all part of the over all experience. Very informational and well worth you visit.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This store is located just before the Grand Canyon and has gifts, food, and an IMAX theater. It is a good place to stop before you make your way to the Canyon. It has the best souvenirs of the Canyon Shops.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Thought the IMAX Theatre within here was fantastic. You really felt part of the film. Plenty to buy - from small items to larger ones. Staff knowledgeable

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Ardea, Lazio, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Grand Canyon is all wonderful, we shot with rented car, without the use of buses, jeep or helicopter, and is the only way to see everything well, stop wherever you want, without controls or quickly, if you get a chance , you can go down into the canyons along the paths, and it is exciting to follow the roads... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

great free film to see re Grand Canyon, not to miss. Good maps and information. Well informed assistants and a great view of the Canyon if you walk five minutes out the back through the car park.

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

Your review is for the Visitor Center at the National Park. We are located 1.5 miles south of the Park Entrance in the town of Tusayan. More

Chandler, Arizona
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22 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It is basically a giant gift shop and you can see the Imax Grand Canyon movie & book tours. It was very handy and we took advantage of the movie & book a Pink Jeep Tour.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is great that you got to enjoy your time at the canyon in one of the most informative way by taking a Pink Jeep tour and seeing the IMAX movie. Janet More

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