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National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Address: 450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
Phone Number: 928 638 2203
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Owner description: Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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Savannah
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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North Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice visitor center, not to big not to small. Reasonably priced... I really did like the freebee tourist bag that included the maps ( I really like maps) and the snack bar. The movie was up the standards one would expect from National Geographics but a second film would be good also. My only negative is the restaurant area could... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Big area. Fine attractions and things for a few minutes. Fine gift shop and some small exhibits. The young guy at the Pizza Hutt worked hard and fast and anticipated my needs. I didn't go to the show. My wife wished they had showed other movies besides the Grand Canyon one.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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

I apologize for the lack of customer service, we aim to provide an experience that will exceed expectations, and failed miserably in your case. I will be sharing your comments with the staff, thank you for sharing. Janet More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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194 reviews 194 reviews
61 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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IMAXgrandcanyon, General Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for returning and for the great review! Janet More 

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

It sounds like this is meant to be a review for the center inside the park. We are located 1.5 miles from the South entrance to the Park. Janet More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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IMAXgrandcanyon, General Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review and recommendation. Janet More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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IMAXgrandcanyon, General Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks for both reviews! Janet More 

Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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233 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
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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IMAXgrandcanyon, General Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

You can also purchase your Park Pass here. Thank you for the review. Janet More 

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