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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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Albany, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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367 reviews 367 reviews
157 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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406 reviews 406 reviews
229 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
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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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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