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“Not the "wow" factor of many National Park visitor centers, but a nice experience”

Black Canyon Visitor Center
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Owner description: Excellent information in a wonderful log building.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
845 reviews
412 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
“Not the "wow" factor of many National Park visitor centers, but a nice experience”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

This is not as impressive as many National Park visitor centers, but the staff is helpful and the relatively smallish selection of literature on the park and its surroundings is adequate to satisfy the interested visitor. (I bought two books, and enjoyed them.) It is worth a stop to check with the rangers about what there is to see along the South Rim Road, and the views from the building itself and the short trails to nearby overlooks are a great start for a great day.

Visited July 2012
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Denver
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very Informative”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

There is a lot to learn at the visitor center (like all national park visitor centers) and the staff are so intelligent, nice and helpful. The seasonal rangers really hit the ball out of the park!

Visited August 2012
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Monument, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice building and rangers”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

The building is quite nice. Nice and informative rangers. Very cool rim outlook to walk to.

Visited July 2012
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whitewater colorado
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“It's the best Visitor's Center at the BCNPark !”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

hey! I'm glad it was there last January (I needed a place INDOORS to use facilities and change clothes for a snowshoe race). but one goes to the Black Canyon for the Canyon. Actually, this center has neat exhibits and information, however.

Visited January 2012
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Gunnison, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wealth of knowledge.”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Visit to then visitor center is a must, prior to visit The Black Canyon. Their you must see the 20 min.
movie - history of the Black Canyon. Educational lesson to all of us. You will be able to see bird's ,
animals living within canyon grounds. Hear their voices and bird singing . Lot of book's available to
purchase along with CD's and some movies. Take time to have little snack on veranda and watch for deer, elk or bear passing by. The park Rangers are most helpful with answering any questions that you may have.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Edward N
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