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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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All I can say is that the Grand Canyon was quite possibly the most beautiful thing my eyes had ever seen... Couldn't recommend this enough..

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

All I can say is that the Grand Canyon was quite possibly the most beautiful thing my eyes had ever seen... Couldn't recommend this enough..

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

Thank you for visiting and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again and stop and see us, Marty More 

Sun City West, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

IMAX wasn't even a good one--have seen much better other places--and just a gift shop and food place. Wouldn't recommend the money for the IMAX

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

I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit and our IMAX didn't meet your expectations. Our film is one of a kind unable to be duplicated due to restrictions and policies now in place at the Grand Canyon, most find it more than enjoyable. Thanks for your comments, Marty More 

northern California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Gives a great introduction to the park and very pertinent background history. Typical extraordinary photography and the IMAX surround sound and screen will leave you shaking. Don't miss it.

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

Thanks so much for visiting, we hope you will come back often and tell your friends about us. Marty More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Nothing can prepare you for the Grand Canyon. It is the most incredible place we have ever been to. Do stay until the sun goes down to see the colours change, it really is a wonder. Visitor centre very helpful

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

Thank you so much for coming and we're pleased you had an enjoyable visit. Marty More 

Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Seeing that this was a National Geographic IMAX, we had high expectations. What a disappointment. Terribly outdated and lacking IMAX quality, it was not worth $50 that we spent. Watched the Grand Canyon film at the park and that was 100% better--and it was free.

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

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your experience, most find that the value of seeing the Canyon from the movie is a great and economical way of kicking of their visit to the Canyon. It's been years since we had a price increase, Marty More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had an hour before the RV Park would let us into their empty campground so we took in the IMAX movie. We both thought the history lesson was worth the view, but the photography was top National Geographic. Well worth the fee of $20 using the coupon. It makes the viewing of the various points in the park more... More 

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

Thank you so much for coming and I'm glad you found us and enjoyed the film. We think it's a pretty good way of kicking off your visit to the Canyon. Come again, Marty More 

Bay Shore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We took a chance in the a.m. to see what this was like. What a great video. How did they get the wonderful footage of explorers racing the rapids. I had to buy the DVD to view again at home. The beautiful preamble to a helicopter tour.

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

So glad you found the time to visit and really happy you enjoyed the film. Marty More 

Margoes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful film of the GC! It was a perfect way to culminate our visit and get a chance to visualize the history of exploration of this magnificent canyon! Many hotels give discounts so ck this first before pre-purchasing your tickets!

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

I'm so glad you came and enjoyed the film and it is wise to check around... Marty More 

Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This centre gives lots of information about the Grand Canyon, the highlight for me was the IMAX film, it runs every hour until 8.30 pm and you really feel like you are a bird flying above the canyon and the historical representation of the early explorers facing the rapids on the Colorado river were amazing The gift shop is very... More 

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

We're always happy to have visitors from the UK and thrilled that you enjoyed the movie and our visitors center. We have tours for almost every visitor available right here including Land, Air and River. Thank you for your kind review, Marty More 

Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Familiar with the quality of NGC programming, we went to the visitor center to see the IMAX movie "Hidden secrets". Knowing about the quality we were expecting quite a good movie. But we were positively surprised by the movie, touching our emotions with great filming work, music and story. This center is also good for evening visits.

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

Thank you so much for a great review we always hope that everyone has a great experience. Marty More 

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