Yavapai Geology Museum

Yavapai Geology Museum, Grand Canyon National Park: Address, Phone Number, Yavapai Geology Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Yavapai Geology Museum
4.5
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Located at Yavapai Point, this viewing station also houses a few small exhibits describing the geological history of the Grand Canyon, a bookstore which is operated by the Grand Canyon Association and a number of labeled picture windows which look out into the Canyon.
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Linda W
Tempe, AZ110 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2021
Great view, great geological explanations, difficult to come up with words to describe as the Grand Canyon and the Park Services are so very wonderful. I can never get tired of looking at the Canyon and reading the geological descriptions
Written 6 August 2021
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Virginia A
Allentown, PA46 contributions
Great view and info
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic views and great little museum with lots of info. Definitely take a few minutes to check it out if your in the area.
Written 23 July 2021
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Tralahiker
18 contributions
Good Sunset View
Jun 2021 • Family
I was really looking forward to this museum and very very disappointed as many of the exhibits were covered possibly due to the pandemic. The reason to go to this museum has to do with its position during sunset. I highly advise coming to this point during that time of day.
Written 30 June 2021
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DebbiLyn1
Santa Clarita, CA68 contributions
All exhibits closed in COVID
Sep 2020 • Couples
Although the building is open and the gift shop is open, all of the exhibits are covered in thick black plastic for COVID. No geologic information is able to be seen by visitors.

Written 15 September 2020
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CWGross
Calgary, Canada283 contributions
Integral part of your Grand Canyon experience
Aug 2019
Speaking as a museum professional with a background in geology, I feel I can say authoritatively that the Yavapai museum is a necessary, integral part of your Grand Canyon experience. It's one thing to see the beauty and grandeur of the canyon, but another to understand what you're seeing. The displays at the Yavapai museum are extremely well done, engaging, and informative. At the small gift shop you can also pick up good geology guides, from simple pocket-sized pamphlets to full-on books. I also got a pair of Grand Canyon geology socks!

If you have time and are staying at one of the lodges at the South Rim, I would recommend taking the shuttle bus to the visitor center, walking to the museum after that, then walking back to the South Rim Village by the Trail of Time. This trail starts at the Yavapai museum and winds its way along the rim, with displays and sample of rock pulled up from the canyon to illustrate its age and geologic processes. We did this the day before our big hike through the Grand Canyon itself, and it helped us to understand what we were hiking through very well. With the visitor center and Trail of Time, visiting the museum should take 1-2 hours or slightly more depending on your pace. It's worth it though, since it took nature billions of years to create the Grand Canyon.
Written 2 February 2020
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jesse o
Jackson, WY6,591 contributions
Illuminating
Apr 2019 • Solo
Walking the rim to get different perspectives on the canyon is way to appreciate geology if you’re unable to go down into it. Helpful signs along the way shed some light but a cohesive geologic display like this perched right on the edge drives home what an amazing window into planetary history the Grand Canyon truly is. They also sell interesting gifts.
Written 23 December 2019
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Gonen2014
Haifa, Israel3,921 contributions
Not big but interesting
Sep 2019
The Geology Museum in Yavapai is not a big one, yet it's very interesting. The Museum presents in an interesting and concise way the geology of the Grand Canyon and its history. Also on a special board called "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants", the museum pays homage to the "early pioneers geologists who laid the foundation of knowledge that present-day geologists build on".
Written 12 December 2019
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TwoKatzeTraveling
Appleton, WI33 contributions
Excellent geology museum!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Having just completed a tour of the Colorado Plateau National Parks, we visited most of the geology related museums or talked to local park rangers about the geology. This museum was full of great information that was really accessible to all ages. Not a lot of geo-jargon, but enough to make it instructional and informative. The viewing area is better than at the visitor center. The best part was that it wasn’t all that busy compared to the visitor center. If you have limited time and are on a whirlwind tour of the GC, add this to your stop.
Written 15 April 2019
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theoljohnnyboy
New Florence, PA1,287 contributions
YGM
Apr 2019 • Couples
Not a very big museum, but it does have a few interesting exhibits and a small gift shop. A great place to park as it is not far from the main visitor center and offers easy access to the trail.nice views from inside.
Written 10 April 2019
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ThePrateekSethi
Mumbai, India322 contributions
The trail of time
Dec 2018 • Couples
The experience design of the Museum and the "Trail of Time" on the south rim trail is excellent. We learnt so much while walking and sparked some much curiosity into geology and the history of the grand canyon. Well done!
Written 4 January 2019
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