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Canyon View Information Center

East side of Grand Canyon Village, about 2 mi east of El Tovar Hotel, Tusayan, AZ
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Tusayan
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A great way to plan your day or trip around the canyon. The ranger was very friendly and informative and gave us some great insights re our visit. Well worth spending 20 minutes is so there before heading out.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

After entering the park, this is really the first port-of-call. The parking was ok, but it was starting to get busy. Walking into the main area, there's a selection of buildings, restrooms and mounted information boards. Given it was over 100F, the one thing that would have been good would have been a damn sign to the Canyon! I didn't... More

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Albany, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Pierre-Oliver the park ranger really gave us great direction in his experience of how to best enjoy the park

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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404 reviews 404 reviews
171 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This visitor center is located inside the Grand Canyon National Park. It is well organized and concentrates information on the Park, with a nice all size map that shows the whole Grand Canyon. Besides that it has a board with information on the various trails, how much time they take and what would be necessary to bring with you if... More

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Walnut Creek, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Grand Canyon Visitor Center provided a lot of information about the ecology and geology of the area. The presentations were fascinating and presented in a user-friendly manner. Well worth the time spent.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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124 reviews 124 reviews
73 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The people here are amazing and have lots of good information on the canyon and can point you in the direction you want to do. Unfortunately this is the first place everyone stops so there are times you will have to be patient and wait for a Ranger. Also they have lots of information on boards outside the visitors center... More

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Oakville, ontario
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412 reviews 412 reviews
229 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

One thing about this place is that it gives you a good overview of the Grand Canyon. Lot's of stand up displays along with pamphlets to answer your questions about this great American piece of real estate. Available information is further backed up by US Parks Service Rangers to answering your questions plus a film on the area. One thing... More

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Studio City, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If one imagines entering the Grand Canyon visitor center - one would envision a sweeping vista of floor-to-ceiling windows with a viewing deck beyond where you really get a sense of the "BIG WOW" moment. Fortunately for us it wasn't our first stop on the rim, so I wasn't disappointed - but I kinda was. Upon entering the building there... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Once you drive through the main entrance (after paying the $25.00 entrance fee...good for one week), 99% of visitors will come here believing this is the best place for information on how to get around. Wrong! Your best bet is to drive into the area and find a place to park. Get out the map and newsletter that was handed... More

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We arrived at the information centre unsure of what we planned to do, the Ranger that assisted us quickly established from asking us some simple questions what would be best for us. I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and so was quickly advised of the mist suitable treks etc which we did and enjoyed thoroughly. Only wish we'd had more time... More

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