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Canyon View Information Center

East side of Grand Canyon Village, about 2 mi east of El Tovar Hotel, Tusayan, AZ
928/638-7888
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Tusayan
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

There are many boards just outside the centre showing all the different trails and their levels of difficulty. Any further questions will be entertained by the staff in the centre itself.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had to wait in line a 10 minutes to get one question answered. The video on the canyon didn't work.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We could not determine a place most convenient for viewing the Grand Canyon. When we researched, most results were for tour services. We did not want to hike or climb, just view. When we reached the visitor center, we discovered that the North Rim was closed for the season. The glass overlook is at the west rim. The center is... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very effective film show illustrating the formation of the canyon & the incredible geological formations. It also included history of the native peoples who inhabited the canyon.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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425 reviews 425 reviews
181 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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