This was a very good place to pay GC park entrance fees & a pretty decent gift shop. There is a snack bar available too. More
This was a very good place to pay GC park entrance fees & a pretty decent gift shop. There is a snack bar available too. MoreShow less
Thank you for mentioning the other services available at the National Geographic Visitor Center/Grand Canyon Hidden Secrets IMAX theater.
Aside from the IMAX movie that runs every hour, the National Geographic Visitor center has: a gift show you can browse in and an Explorers Café featuring Pizza Hut. There are Visitor Use assistants available that can collect park fees for entrance to the park and answer questions about the park. We also have representatives from Pink Jeep Tours available to book a fun jeep tour of the Grand Canyon. Also within the facility are representatives for Papillion Helicopter tours and Grand Canyon airlines for a tour across the Canyon by air.
We hope you visit us again if you are in our neck of the woods.
Take the time to go. It is enjoyable and also a learning experience. Nice gift shop and food available.
We stopped off at the theatre on our way out of town, and enjoyed our stop. However, I wouldn’t go out of my way for it, or prioritize visiting if time was limited at the Grand Canyon. The cinematography is beautiful, but rather dated. I think updating it would improve the experience. Would be great to bring kids to.
Although it’s a nice place to go with a good environment. The movie is shot in 1984. Think its time for a movie upgrade. It has nice shots etc. but now its 2018 we should and can expect a little more!!
This theater is co-located with National Geographic Store. National Geo should be ashamed to be associated with this inaccurate fabrication of a mis-named move. The National Geographic Society in part supported John Wesley Powell’s exploration of the Grand Canyon. He would cringe to see himself portrayed as commanding a boat other than the Emma Dean. He was not an oarsman either! He’d be equally appalled by the depiction of Ancestral people’s engaging in a Hollywood-style 4000 year old waged war. The film is very out of date with the National Park Service’s presentation of cliff dwelling cultures in the Colorado River system as Ancestral Puebloans instead of the now-debunked Anasazi name. In all this film is a dramatic recreation of events that for the most didn’t happen. Co-located with a trinket store it is nothing more than a tourist trap. Use your time viewing the real Grand Canyon not this travesty!
We went here as a way to take a break from hiking on our photo tour. It was a decent movie - clearly not the best IMAX I have seen.
It was good with lots of helicopter and/or drone flyovers of the Canyon, but not the immersive experience I have come to expect for and IMAX.
The cost was $23 for two of us, they have senior and military discounts.
We also dropped about $50 in the gift shop for two tee shirts.
Went to learn more about the Grand Canyon. We were terribly disappointed. If you like watching and listening to the depiction of the first explorers on the Colorado river for 30 minutes then this is for you. You won’t get a grasp of the glory and splendor of this place and various hiking routes by watching the movie.
Provides great aerial views of the Grand Canyon and the story of a daring expedition .The views and motion made me a little dizzy at times,
If you have time go for it but the story is below my expectation. The sound quality is good though...
Overly loud and overly priced is my review for this movie. The film is quite old and boring and really doesn't add anything to the experience of visiting GCNP. If you see the theatre, keep driving on by and head to the park and spend your time there.
We did this at the end of our Pink Jeep Tour. Great show. A good 2ay to end our tour after our personally guide tour.