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National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

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Address: 450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
Phone Number: 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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$25*
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Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
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$86*
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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
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$259*
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Flights with Optional Jeep Tour

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Great GC prelude

The IMAX GC 'Hidden Secrets' is a great way to start the GC experience, especially for children. It provides a great history of the canyon and the forces of the mighty Colorado... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Claire C
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The IMAX GC 'Hidden Secrets' is a great way to start the GC experience, especially for children. It provides a great history of the canyon and the forces of the mighty Colorado River. Of course, the IMAX experience makes it feel as though you're right in the canyon and river. Only negative is the volume could be consistently at a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What an absolutely awe dropping place. I was moved to tears seeing the Canyon for the first time. The view looked like someone had painted a beautiful picture in front of us. It was stunning Only 2 days here and we only scratched the surface. I will most definitely be back.

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Thank Gaynor C
Moss Point, Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Show was not as professional as we expected ... the story was okay, but nothing like expected. It was a short history of characters in the area, but not an interesting picturesque story of the Grand Canyon showing highlights of the South Rim or the North Rim. Also, even though there were signs and announcements were made not to use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When we visited the Grand Canyon, we had no specific plans. The visitor center provided us with a location to plan our visit without having to go to multiple location. It has a gift store, food and rest ares.

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Thank Ravi S
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The visit was really wonderful. We had such a great time. The IMAX show was excellent. The information Centre was really good. Souvenir shop was very good. The staff was helpful and friendly.

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Thank ravicarla
Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to see the Grand Canyon iMax included in our package price with pink jeep tours. I highly recommend seeing it during a visit. The filming takes place deep inside the canyon, giving you the feel of really being there. Very informativ.

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Thank ohchad
IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

We love showing what most visitors will never see, the inner canyon. Its a marvelous place but getting there is difficult so we're glad you got to see the film. Thanks for coming and enjoying. Marty More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre-purchase your IMAX tix online and stop here to see the 30 minute movie on your way into the South Rim. Marvel at how the actors re-enact early life in the canyon and scurry over the canyon edge.

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Thank RioMountainMike
IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you or stopping and glad you found the Gift Shop enjoyable. We've got some really cool stuff, I'm hoping you found a great Pendleton Blanket as a souvenir. Thanks for your review, Marty More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took in the IMAX movie at the visitor center, movie was done well, lasted about an hour for$12.50, a bit much, but overall worth. Don't buy the video for $30.00, it's $20.00 everywhere else.

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Thank Ron B
IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the movie. Our DVD is only sold at our gift shop and if you've seen the movie you save $10, it makes a wonderful souvenir and remembrance of the Grand Canyon. Thanks or coming by, Marty More 

Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative. I'm glad we went to the NatGeo visitor center. Our kids loved it here. I suggest prepurchasing your tickets to save some time. It was so worth it doing the guided tour.

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Thank Rachel H
IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for stopping and I'm glad you found some great entertainment for the kids. Pink Jeep does a great job at guided tours, definitely worth doing especially if it's your first visit. Thank you for the kind review, Marty More 

Oregon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome show on the Grand Canyon - we stopped here before heading over to the Grand Canyon. Just got us that more excited about seeing the "Big Hole"!

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review

Great! I'm so glad you were able to kick off your visit to the Canyon with us and enjoyed seeing whats out there. Come again, Marty More 

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