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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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Studio City, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Gravenhurst, Ont (MUSKOKA)
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Didn't really spend much time, but you can learn alot from the rangers. I liked the rangers! It's a great first stop in the park. Food at the deli right outside of this building is outrageous. $9.00 for a sandwich. OH, and bring your own water bottles, FREE GC spring water is available to refill. They DO NOT sell bottled... More

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Bhubaneswar, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I went to Grand Canyon after a gap of 20 years, and was disappointed. The whole place has become a lot more commercial. There weren't good food choices - we made good with burritos and yoghurt - and weren't very happy. Considering people spend the whole day here, we think better options should have been there.

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Branson, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The movie that is shown is fantastic! There is some great info in the Visitor's Center about the best places to watch sunrise and sunset and what trails are available and descriptions about them. The line to speak to the rangers was super long, but there is a lot of other stuff to see on exhibit. It was a quick... More

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Attica, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Took the advice of the Grand Canyon website and went straight to the visitor center - brilliant!! The ranger asked us questions about time constraints and physical fitness to help us plan our visit and maximize the experience - his advice paid off, and we enjoyed an awesome day in the Grand Canyon without wasting any steps or time. Thanks,... More

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We picked up several brochures & booklets about things to see in AZ. They guy that worked there had a good sense of humor and he was very knowledgeable and a big help.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

You may have seen photos, videos and pictures but nothing prepares you for the scale of what you see. Incredible reading the interpretive information to realise how many million years it had taken to form and the violent earth movements that formed it. Go at sunset as you can see the changes in colour.maybe sunrise is spectacular as u can... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

everything is neat and clean. Good information available. Setting of buildings is in keeping with the National Park. Excellent book store

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