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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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$24.99*
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Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
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$107.79*
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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
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$258.99*
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Flights with Optional Jeep Tour

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Worthwhile stop on way to or from Grand Canyon

The hamlet of Tusayan is located on the main highway between Grand Canyon Village (south rim) and I-40. Literally on the highway. There are no other streets. If not for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The information desk was not helpful with advising on available tours. They were there to support their IMAX film which I worth seeing. Pink Jeep tours seems to operate out of this building. There are many tours to choose from so check online before booking.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very interesting, informative and inspiring documentary of the founding fathers and inhabitants of the Grand Canyon. I would highly recommend this be your introduction before doing the canyon. There is nothing worse than visiting the Canyon with ignorance of its past, present and future plans .

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gift shop is like a discount beach gift shop without the discount. A positive was the Kuhl line of clothing section complete with infomercial shot on location in the Grand Canyon. Pizza Hut service was slow and we missed the last IMAX show.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hamlet of Tusayan is located on the main highway between Grand Canyon Village (south rim) and I-40. Literally on the highway. There are no other streets. If not for the National Geographic Center and IMAX theater I think the place would dry up and blow away. The IMAX movie is thrilling to watch and very informative. If you are... More 

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Ionia, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The IMAX tickets were included I our Pink Jeep tour. We viewed the canyon from the east rim. The IMAX took you down the canyon walls to the Colorado River. The scenes of the boats riding the rapids made you hold onto your seat. Make time for this show. You'll probably never experience something like this first hand. The gift... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing the very good IMAX Movie on the Grand Canyon at the National Geographic Visitor Center. There is a very large gift store as well as a Round Table pizza restaurant at the center as well.

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Appleton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly not a visitor information center. A place for pink jeep tours, watching an Imax movie, eating Pizza and a small gift shop. That's it.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is quite simply a true Wonder if the World. Entrance fee for parking is $30 but this is valid for 7 days. It's a great pity we only had a few hours as the Canyon is too vast to see all in one day. The photo opportunities are endless and quite simply it is impossible to describe the beauty... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little gift shop, snack bar, and info center. Very Convenient to buy your park entrance tickets at the ticket machine inside the Visitor Center so you don't have to wait in line at the park entrance itself. Some nice displays and original photos, although the IMAX movie was shot a long time ago, still good, and the story was... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was very good experience and must do thing in Grand Canyon if are accompanied by young kids. It will be a great experience to know in detail about the Grand Canyon.

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