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“Great place to start your trip if you've never been to the Grand Canyon” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center
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$24.99*
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Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
Ranked #4 of 11 things to do in Tusayan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Laconia, New Hampshire
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great place to start your trip if you've never been to the Grand Canyon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We really enjoyed the IMAX film, and it inspired us to do the very exciting helicopter tour. The gift shop is a bit crowded, but has some quality items. We did not eat in the restaurant area, but it looked clean and well maintained. All staff that we encountered were very pleasant and helpful.

Visited October 2012
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you took the opportunity to take a helicopter flight. The views from the air are as amazing as those on the rim!

Happy Travels.
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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Useful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

There's a good film about the canyon, and rangers available for questions. Clean bathrooms and water are available, and the free shuttles depart from this area.

Visited October 2012
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thank you for mentioning the shuttle service from the National Geographic Visitor Center. The shuttle service from the Visitor Center to the park ended on September 9th but will resume again in May. The shuttle service inside the park will continue to run through the season.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience.
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Dublin, Ohio, USA
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Okay, but skip the IMAX”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

The center is mostly a gift shop and pizza place but there is some interesting photos. We saw the Imax film, but after seeing the free film at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center I suggest you skip the expensive IMAX.

Visited September 2012
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
The National Park Service does run a movie at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, but it is much different than the IMAX.

The IMAX movie is an "experience". The IMAX movie is in large format and is on a HUGE screen. Parts of the movie give you the sensation of flying through the canyon or running the rapids on the Colorado River....without getting wet.

The National Geographic Visitor center also hosts a National Park Service Desk so visitors can purchase their park passes or speak with the Park Rangers about any service the NP offers.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your thoughts on your experience.

Happy travels!!
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Killed time in the evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We used it to kill time in the evening. We watched the last viewing at 830ish and had the place practically to our selves. Provides an excellent overall imput in to what to expect from the Canyon :)

Visited September 2012
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Great way to kill time! Thank you for a review of the National Geographic Visitor Center.
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Ohio
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice store/ good flick!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

The shop was nice, lots of neat t shirts. Pizza Hut Express had the usual good pizza, but was more expensive than usual! IMAX movie was great. Our hotel had buy one/ get one 1/2 price admission.

Visited September 2012
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thank you for mentioning the coupon. Most hotels and restaurants in Tusayan have the discount coupons. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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