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Address: East side of Grand Canyon Village, about 2 mi east of El Tovar Hotel, Tusayan, AZ
Phone Number: 928/638-7888

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The place was packed with visitors but we did get to view the movie about the Grand Canyon. They also have lots of wonderful Ranger lead walks and talks!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Oregon City, Oregon
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Oregon City, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The place was packed with visitors but we did get to view the movie about the Grand Canyon. They also have lots of wonderful Ranger lead walks and talks!

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great visitors centre with rangers answering any questions visitors might have. The film shown in the movie theatre is very enjoyable, with lots of useful information.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Excellent visitor centre to start your grand canyon experience. Informative and interesting it gives you really good insight into the canyon and its history.

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Rogers, Arkansas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I highly recommend everyone stop at visitor center at beginning of trip. Great place to make plans for remainder of trip. Parking can be tight. If full, just park in another lot and ride bus up to center.

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Make sure you stop in the info center, catch the movie and learn about the bus system in the park. There are visual displays explaining different parts of the park within the building. It helped us plan our day.

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Sydney
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Closes at 5pm during "winter" even though March is already with summer daylight savings time and people are still visiting the Canyon. The shop next door is not good quality - much better shopping next door to the Cafe on The Rim

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There is everything here that you need. An excellent film and copious information and helpful staff all for free, what more do you want.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Anyone who's been to the GC knows that you start at the Visitor's Center near Mather's Point. Free films and exhibits and restrooms. Short walk to the rim. Bus tours and shuttle service also available from here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very helpful guides who mapped out our very short trip. They gave us great recommendations and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Chicago, IL USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had very limited time to visit the GC & the Ranger gave us a few easy options for our time + some tips on how to engage our young daughter. Ranger Paul made our visit!

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