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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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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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381 reviews 381 reviews
211 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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Bournemouth
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The centre had the usual souvenir stuff on offer. The staff were extrememly helpful and definitely went the extra mile to make sure we could do what we wanted. The movie was very informative and helped us to appreciate the history of the region.

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

Thank you for your review. It is our mission to enhance the Grand Canyon experience to all that pass through our doors. Your comments are much appreciated. Kind regards, janet More

Taipei, Taiwan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The National Geographic Visitor Center at the Grand Canyon is where our tour group stopped for lunch. Of course, there weren’t much selection here, but at least my in-laws find some Asian food to satisfy their cravings for the time being. Most of the members of our tour group went to watch the IMAX movie on the Grand Canyon, since... More

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

Thank you for your review. I believe that your Grand Canyon experience will be greatly enhanced with a stop at National Geographic Visitor Center. A tour with Pink Jeep will MAXIMIZE your experience! Safe travels, janet More

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