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“Grand Canyon Movie on iMAX”

National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center
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Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
Ranked #4 of 11 things to do in Tusayan
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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.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Grand Canyon Movie on iMAX”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Grand Canyon movie on iMAX was spectacular. The best experience is to sit on the last row right behind. Bought a DVD of it to relive the experience.

Visited June 2013
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Good advice! There are parts in the movie that do give you the sensation of flying through the Grand Canyon. The scenery is spectacular!


Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Happy Travels!
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“We went to the IMAX movie which was pretty good we used this as a way to get our trip started.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We went to the IMAX movie which was pretty good we used this as a way to get our trip started. $12 a person but there are coupons you can find at many businesses.

Visited June 2013
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
The Visitor Center features the IMAX theater which shows the Grand Canyon Hidden Secrets movie. The Visitor Center also has a gift shop and the Explorers Cafe. The courtyard of the Visitor Center has the 3D Grand Canyon Illusion by artist Kurt Wenner.

Visitors can get information on helicopter flights with representatives from Papillion and Grand Canyon Helicopters. The visitor center is the starting point for Pink Jeep tours, which start every hour beginning at 8am.

Passes into the Grand Canyon National park can be purchased at the visitor center. National Park Rangers are available for questions as well.

Thank you for writing a review on your experience at the National Geographic Visitor Center. We hope you visit us again if you are in our neck of the woods.

Happy Travels!
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

The IMAX film is interesting, but as I watched it I remembered watching the exact same film 12 years ago when I was last at the Grand Canyon. Some of the cinematography looks old too. Perhaps time for an update and new film?

Visited June 2013
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Yes, you are correct. The Grand Canyon Hidden Secrets IMAX movie has played at this theater since 1984. It is the most watched IMAX film of all time! The film is 35 minutes long and covers 4000 years of human history.

We appreciate you taking your time to write a review of your experience at the National Geographic Visitor Center.

We hope you visit us again if you are in our neck of the woods!
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Montreal, Canada
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“They don't care”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Big buses stop there, big souvenir shop. The staff is there to process the peoples.
However we enjoyed the movie, and the fact that you can buy your Park entrance. But don't try to ask questions.

Visited May 2013
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
We sincerely apologize that your questions were not answered. It is important to us that visitors get the information they were seeking. If you could contact me with details, I will be more than happy to address this with the individuals that did not provide the information.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the movie. The Grand Canyon is vast and beautiful we hope you visit us again if you are in our neck of the woods.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate your feedback.

Happy Travels
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Sierra Vista, AZ
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“Really Cool Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stopped here before heading out to the Grand Canyon - it was really fun. We went to the IMAX theater and saw the film titled "Grand Canyon." There's a gift shop and place to eat.

Visited June 2012
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

The National Geographic visitor Center has many different things under one roof:
NPS rangers desk for visitors to purchase their park pass, get information about trails and shuttle buss schedules
Pink Jeep Tours departing from our front door
Papillion Helicopters and Airplane Reservation Agent for those interested in booking a flight
Friendly staff to assist customers with questions
Great food for road weary travelers.

Glad you stopped by to visit us!!

Happy Travels
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