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South Rim Visitor Center

Five miles north of the park's south entrance, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 520-638-7888
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Five miles north of the park's south entrance, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's very confusing. And not much in there. But it's good to use the AC to cool down and use the facilities like toilet and water.

Thank maaghty
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are entering Grand Canyon National Park through the South Rim, this is a definite place to stop when you arrive. Parking maybe be a chore but there are alternatives by parking your car elsewhere in the park and taking the convenient shuttle buses...More

Thank karenpammy2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of good information located here before heading out for the day. Maps, history of the canyon, short movies, and so much more. Air conditioning was a welcome relief. Really nice gift shop located in this area.

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were both really impressed with the folks that work at this visitors center. They were very nice and very helpful. Naturally this encouraged my wife to buy several souvenirs.

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here before we began our exploration of the Canyon. Its a great way to find out about the canyon, its history and what to explore. Its also air conditioned, so its a great way to cool off while you are getting acclimated to...More

Thank bwco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the visitors center and then tried to find the canyon- you think that would be easy, you know, a big gorge, but you would be wrong. Signage is plentiful, but what a disaster of a layout.

Thank JCW703
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visitor center is large- full of history-watch the short video-- clean bathrooms are outside- rangers very friendly and helpful- one of the ladies explained the shuttle bus system to us- using a map and circling highlights and which color of bus to get- shuttle...More

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This place is AIR CONDITIONED, and full of history. They have a neat video to watch, and this awesome light up map of various attractions within the canyon. They show a small tv clip of some attraction in the canyon, and a LED light comes...More

Thank Graendahl
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great place to get some information about your visit to the Grand Canyon. It's right in the middle of the Grand Canyon Village near a big parking lot so it's very easy to locate and get to.

Thank EmCow17
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. One of most impressive natural places in the world. The shuttle system is perfectly managed and allows to plan you visit as you like and see the canyon from different points. The one I liked the most ? Mohave point. Then if you...More

Thank Enzo M
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LoriWeck
30 November 2016|
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Response from Beth D | Reviewed this property |
The Visitor Center is inside the Grand Canyon gate there are several around the park
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shawnee81
3 July 2016|
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Response from OutdoorKidz | Reviewed this property |
Ummm...not sure about that. Look at the National Park Service Grand Canyon website for detailed info that might help answer your question.
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bli2015
9 March 2015|
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Response from Robert J | Reviewed this property |
Believe it is about 6000-6200 feet. Have had altitude sickness myself, but never had it here. Generally had it at 8000-10000 feet. One way to eliminate it, is to stop drinks that contain caffeine for a week before... More
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