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“Get a map and leave as quickly as you can!”

Canyon View Information Center
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Tusayan
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New York City, New York
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121 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Get a map and leave as quickly as you can!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I know, I know - you feel like you HAVE to go here because it's the Grand Canyon visitor center. But let me give you some advice I wish I had taken - get a map and get to a different part of the park! The worst, most crass expressions of tourism are on display here - every tourist seems on their worst behavior.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Must stop”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Not just a gift shop! Great information and a must see movie to tell you some of the history! If traveling with kids pick up the Junior Ranger book at front desk for information on how your child can become a Junior Ranger. This helps encourage the family to attend some of the ranger talks which are informative for everyone. The Rangers were all amazing throughout the park.

Visited July 2013
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St Augustine
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Helpful, knowledgeable staff.”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a great place to get oriented. They will help you plan activities, hikes, walks or even pick the right ranger talks.

Don't miss the ranger talks, btw. I went on two of them, one along the Rim Trail and one at the Kaibab trailhead, and they were both great. The talks are always different and the rangers design them themselves. Ask about them at the visitor center.

And for people who have kids who are not Junior Rangers, they should ask the visitor center people about this program. The kids love it!

Visited July 2013
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good Place to start your tour.”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Great assistance and advice. Good place to stop before you start your tour. We got a senior life-time pass to all national parks for $10. What a deal.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very Helpful but the Park Information is abundant”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Grand Canyon Park is wonderfully sign posted, the buses make visiting a breeze. Do participate in at least one Ranger tour--makes you really think what the pioneers must have thought when they saw the canyon after miles of desert travel to reach it!

Visited April 2013
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