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National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
928 638 2203
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Ranked #4 of 5 attractions in Tusayan
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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... more » 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. « less
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the gift shop -- there was something for everyone there! The staff at the Visitor's Center was very helpful, they had lots of great suggestions that really helped us to feel more comfortable and confident on our first visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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121 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This visitors center is located some 3 mms before the entrance of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It´s convenient to buy tickets there and at the same time, they have a IMAX theather where it´s possible to watch a film about the Grand Canyon. My family and I did that and it add value to understand when visiting... More

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Lima, Perú
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The staff is really friendly and helpful. If you are looking for T-shirts and souvenir clothing this is the place to go

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Oakville, ontario
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212 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I always thought Nat Geo could have done a better job than this based on their excellent magazines and programs. After visiting this place it was more like a "Tourist Trap" than a presentation centre. Food being offered for sale was average plus a gift shop one could find anywhere. Very disappointing,

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I guess I expected more than what this was. Lots of great gift items and home to the imax, but that was pretty much it.

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Manila Philippines
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Be able to appreciate the small exhibit area and the photos so that you can soak in the feeling how beautiful the Canyon is. Take time reading the history and background. There is a shop selling nice Canyon and Nat Geo memorabilia.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nice visitors center with lots of info for seeing the Grand Canyon. Some interesting displays. An area where you can sit outside and enjoy the outdoors.

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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The facilities were nice and clean. The gift shop had many items available. There is also a food court area where visitors can purchase some food. We only purchased water, so I cannot speak to the quality of the food. I will add that the air conditioning in the IMAX theater was apparently not working or was not turned down... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great setup, very informative displays and very clean considering the amount of people that must go through there on a daily basis.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Don't forget to ask for your military discount, they have a nice gift shop. The Movie in IMAX it's great!! good for the family.

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