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National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
+1 928-638-2203
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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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  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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+1 928-638-2203
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Reviewed 3 days ago

IMAX presentation on the Grand Canyon is 34 minutes, well worth your time! Senior and student discounts available. The store is interesting to peruse. The food court is overpriced and not very good. We recommend you'd be better off at another restaurant for lunch (lots...More

Thank Ruth G
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Ruth, Thanks for your review and to let me know of issues in the Cafe', I'll personally get to the bottom of those issues you spoke of. Thanks for stopping and enjoying the rest of the visitors center. Marty

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Reviewed 4 days ago

"Joy" was very informative and told us the best viewpoints, where to park, and where to drive for the Grand Canyon. We've followed her advice and had a great trip 2 years in a row! Wait to buy your gifts in the park. Selection is...More

Thank Stephanie B
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, I'm so glad steered you in the right direction, she's awesome. I'm sorry you found the selection poor and I'll pass that along to our retail manager. Thanks again, Marty

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The IMAX movie about the Grand Canyon was exciting and very informative. Nice gift shop with gifts in all price ranges.

Thank NinaTZ
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Nina, Thank you for taking the time to review our visitors center and so glad you got to see the IMAX as well. Marty

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I must see prior to going to the Grand Canyon. The show really elevates you knowledge of the Grand Canyon prior to walking around

Thank lee B
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Lee, I appreciate your kind words and so glad you had time to see the movie as well. Please come again, Marty

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this place when in the area. First of all, see the Imax movie which is great. It runs on the half hour for 40 minutes. They have a really first-rate gift shop with nice quality items. You can also arrange for jeep tours...More

Thank barbaragwen270
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I really appreciate your review and thank you for taking the time to say such nice things about our place. I hope you'll consider stopping again, Marty

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of cool memorabilia to buy here. It's located right at the entrance to the IMAX theater in Tusayan. 2 minutes from the Best Western.

Thank JPTEncino
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind review and I appreciate you taking your time to do so. Thank you, Marty

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting movie, very good gift shop, convienent location. Most hotels will give you a discount coupon. You can walk here from any of the town hotels.

Thank ericulrich1
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wise! We love a good discount too and everyone's got one of our discount coupons in town. Thanks for your review, Marty

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off the IMAX film was excellent. It is in a very nice theatre and done very well. That said we didn't do our homework and didn't realize that the museum part was 45 minutes away so we missed that part due to time constraints....More

Thank NewGrandma01
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for coming and for your review, I'm glad to hear you were able to see and enjoy the movie, Marty

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The movie is definitely worth the wait. Then the pizza hut and other shops are great for convenience. The store has a lot of stuff but it is very expensive. You can buy the park pass right there. Overall a good place to get a...More

Thank KnP_7
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

A triple play! Thank you for your wonderful review and I'm so glad you found everything you desired from our Visitors Center. Thank you for stopping by, Marty

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the imax movie may be 20-30 years old and not HD quality, but it is still a great movie to see. it is historical in aspect from Indians to powell expedition. the beginning with a helicopter flight low over the canyon may make you dizzy!

Thank 476pam
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wild and Exciting! So glad you were able to stop and thanks for the review, Marty

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Mshoemaker6
April 28, 2018|
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Response from Ronak S | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to get your Canyon park pass from there then ask where to go for the bus. Even if you don't get your pass from there, ask at the park desk inside. They were very helpful.
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idahospud66
April 19, 2018|
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Response from drmark2018 | Reviewed this property |
Saw fast food service however we did not eat at the center.
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jn0tes
August 12, 2016|
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Response from IMAXgrandcanyon | Property representative |
I'm so sorry that she lost it, give me a call on Saturday 8/13 928-890-7639 and we can help you out. Marty
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