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National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

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Address: 450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
Phone Number: +1 928-638-2203
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Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center...

Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center provides news, travel information about Grand Canyon attractions, hotels, a variety of selected Grand Canyon tours and Park passes. Visitors can take part in interactive exhibits to learn about the Grand Canyon, watch our famous IMAX movie and talk to local area representatives. Inside the center guests can also enjoy a meal at our Explorer’s Cafe dining area which includes Pizza Hut, fresh deli sandwiches and other items or take their time to browse through our National Geographic branded merchandise store.

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$24.99*
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Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
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Check out the IMAX film!

The main attraction of this visitor center is the IMAX film. I know it might seem kind of silly to see a film about the Grand Canyon when you can see the real thing a few miles... read more

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Williamston, Michigan
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Williamston, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The main attraction of this visitor center is the IMAX film. I know it might seem kind of silly to see a film about the Grand Canyon when you can see the real thing a few miles away. But it gives you a front row look at the Powell expedition of 1869. Can you imagine how daring it was, traveling... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an extremely nice visitor center. Aside from the wealth of information provided about the Grand Canyon, there is a cafe', a gift shop, an IMAX theater and more. Best of all, it's staffed by friendly, knowledgeable employees. Oh...and I almost forgot...it's free to get in!

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitors Center presents a magnificent introduction to the Grand Canyon with a reasonably priced cinema production that highlights the history and geography of the Grand Canyon. The $12 ticket price is one of the best values at the Grand Canyon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I can't wait to visit Grand Canyon National Park again. Simply stunning. Free shuttle bus to parking lot saved us after a long walk along the trail.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the worst customer service! I had a coupon for free souvenir pack with purchase of IMAX theater ticket. When I went to redeem my free gift sales clerk Kimberly informed me she was out of them, although I could see them on the table behind her. Then she told me she did not have time to assemble... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Geographic centre is a must see place. I went for the IMAX film show about the Grand Canyon. Watching the film was a great experience. This is definitely worth going to. The centre has a shop which sells lots of traditional craft items. There are also the usual souvenir items which include key rings, magnets, postcards etc. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The film was as expected, awesome in all respects. On time, comfortable seating. Excellent. Hold onto your seats for part of the ride as the camera brings you up-close-and-personal for views of the river and surrounding territory. Exciting! Colorful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Nat Geo museum, in my opinion, had more information and better exhibits than what was inside the park. I wish I had stopped there on our first day instead of the last. One of the big things was we found they had way more information about the hiking trails than any of the pamphlets the park gives you.

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La Mesa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe it's because I am from San Diego California but my drive was exhausting, it was a 8 hour drive and I drove the whole thing. Well it was worth it the canyon was beautiful to see, so grand and breathtaking. I just wish I had more time to go down to the river as well. Please take more than... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recommend you seeing the movie before you see the canyon. Just to give you some sense of what is there. But, if you can't see it first! Then by all means see it after! Even after all our pictures taken and seeing the movie, we still bought a copy of the I-max movie!

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