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  • Nathan
    Portsmouth465 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arrived on the train and went down to the top of the Bright Angel trailhead (10 min walk) to get away from the crowds. Lovely spot for a snack and to look out on the canyon. We had snow on our visit and it was cloudy most of the time, but every now and again the cloud fully lifted and it was there for all to see. We headed into the historic village for a look around, including the Hopi House and El Tovar hotel where we found the locations seen in National Lampoons Vacation using the pattern of the rocks on the wall. The visitor centre felt more like a gift shop than a place of information but there was plenty to see and do for the 3 hrs we were there before taking the train back to Williams. Think we got lucky due to the weather which meant the crowds were lower than normal, but it must be not as pleasant on a very busy day. Visiting a bit out of season despite the snow has its postives.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • IrishChief
    Monmouth County, NJ372 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly unique experience to see this Canyon. If you have the time and money and can get a reservation, it is worthwhile to visit. There are 4 or 5 companies that you can choose from based on price and times so do you research.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Aimee P
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So many beautiful cactus gardens and fun butterfly house. Has the cutest gift shop too to buy plant-related items and plants.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • larry k
    Venice, FL16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So wonderful and beautiful views
    So worth the trip.
    We really felt inspired and awe struck

    The walk up to the church is a bit difficult
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • ReadRibbet
    771 contributions
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    The Arizona Sonra Desert Museum is a relatively short drive from downtown Tucson. The views along the drive are spectacular. There is off street free parking though on a busy day, the parking in this can be tight. Pima County residents' entry fee is about $25 per person. Even when crowded, the space allows for visitors to spread out. The museum is a unique combination of a zoo and a botanical garden. There are both inside and outside displays with a half mile walk out trail into the desert landscape. The facilities include a very nice gift shop with a wide variety of items. You can also purchase drinks and food on the grounds. There are areas designed for young children including an air conditioned inside playroom. The docents are well informed and provide worthwhile demonstrations. Only the sting ray display requires an additional cost. Every guest i have brough to the museum has really enjoyed it.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • CydLee
    Duluth, MN11 contributions
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    My husband and I excitedly visited the MIM on a weekday afternoon to learn about musical traditions around the world. Our enthusiasm was diminished a bit by MIM greeter who said it was obvious we were first timers that did not allow enough time for the museum. Perhaps the museum should not sell tickets beyond 2 p.m. then? We enjoyed three hours of MIM’s many galleries of impressive instrument collections and relevant/inspiring videos with corresponding summaries. We especially enjoyed the Artist and Experience galleries on the main level. The MIM experience deepens our appreciation for those who have and continue to make music possible.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • TL N
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This view is a amazing and the tour guide Eder is knowledgeable that make our trip wonderful. We really had a very good time. Good job Eder.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • MI_traveler_fun
    77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful museum. A must see. When we first were planning to visit we expected a large outside museum with walking a quick loop outside, but we didn’t realize how many other internal hangers there were and great well documented exhibits. This could easily be a 3-4 hour visit. The place exceeded all expectations for a reasonable admission fee. We ran out of time on our trip to see everything but will definitely be back.

    Be sure to check out the B17 390th bomb group museum that is on the museum grounds. It’s free with the museum admission and there are reviews on trip advisor for this sub museum in the museum :)
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Joan G
    Bay Shore, NY17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! Take the Canyon Crawler tram. It goes to the “top” without stopping, but then you can get off for a few minutes or stay at that stop for as long as you’d like and pick up another tram to go down. You can get off at other stops along the way down. think there are nine all together.
    We were at the top stop for the partial eclipse—super fun.
    Note: There is an $8 fee to park but our National Park pass was honored.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Laura L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We attended a Family Day morning and truly enjoyed the opportunity to see wild animals up close. The numerous volunteers were great about providing information on the specific creature living there as well as more general information about that animal in the wild. The center isn’t very large overall and had plenty of shade throughout so while it was hot that morning, we were very comfortable.

    Highlights:
    - an active ringtail (even though typically nocturnal)
    - a male black bear coming out of torpor enjoying fruit and peanut butter fed by a volunteer right up next to the cage (safely within a few feet of visitors)
    - a beaver anxiously awaiting her new water hole to be filled
    - javelina, mule deer, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, foxes
    - tortoises, including a giant 175 lb-er named Goliath who shared the walkway with guests

    - We were treated to a serenade by the coyotes, which was fantastic, so loud and fun to see up close.
    - A raven named Darwin stole our hearts! She used at least 4 different vocalizations to communicate with us and was very interactive.

    Unfortunately we didn’t see much of the bobcats or mountain lions but that just means we will be back when temps are cooler!
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • ZiZi51
    Los Angeles, CA41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This easy access trail is fun for all ages with amazing views from the top. You can take a longer trail that loops around Cathedral Rock with many smaller trails to choose from. Good parking but as with most popular trails it is important to get to your spot early. Remember in warmer weather to bring water, hat and wear your sunscreen.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • LLona1
    Vancouver, Canada307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I read a review to arrive at 9a as the animals are more prevalent at this time for breaky. This is totally true. We arrived as soon as the park opened and we got to see soooo many bears out eating and many animals just chilling. There were also less visitors so we didn't feel rushed to move the car along. We did the drive through again around noon and it was a completely different experience with very little going on with a lot more cars. We spent 3 hours and would have spent more but had other plans that day. It was definitely a highlight of our entire trip. There were also plenty of places for snacks/eat/rest. Loved the walk around enclosures too!
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Travel lover
    35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cool place to spend some time! Lots of shops to browse! Great restaurants and bars! Parking is accessible on streets. Public restrooms in center of town were unique. We visited during the week so there were not that many people but I am sure on weekends the place is packed! Watch out for the people with the serums and moisturizers that "will make you younger and take your wrinkles away"! They are relentless and the same as the foreigners that run the kiosks in the malls!
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Joan G
    Bay Shore, NY17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful experience. Take the free “tour” which is given outside to maintain a quiet, spiritual space inside. The original mission was founded in 1767(?).
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Joan G
    Bay Shore, NY17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved Sedona. (Also -very vegetarian/vegan/gluten free friendly. But also friendly to meat eaters. See recommendations below)
    Totally amazing. The town itself is crowded, but plenty of places to go that are peaceful. Recommend:1) Verde Valley Railroad train ride in Clarkdale ( 20 min from Sedona). It’s pricey but we felt fun, worthwhile and better scenery than shown in the website.
    2) Red Rock Guest House on AirBnB. Perfect for a couple or two adults okay with one ( king size) bed. Good value, many amenities. Bathroom ( and shower) are small, but space is well utilized. The host, Judith, is very nice.
    3) restaurants: Wildflower,an upscale Panera’s is very good; Picazzo’s- excellent pizza ( and more) indoor and outdoor dining (great margaritas), Open Range: full wall windows to red rocks. A bit pricey I would say limited menu. But I just got an appetizer and my husband a hot dog and they were fine with it. Great margaritas
    4) Jordan Homestead museum. ( Not the exact name. ) $10 pp. very interesting.
    5) DO NOT bother with going to town of Jerome.
    6) chapel of the Holy Cross is stunning.
    7) definitely do Rte 179 scenic highway at least once AND stop at all scenic turnoffs.
    Enjoy
    Written 18 April 2024
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