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Island In The Sky Visitor Center

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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
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A pause at this visitor center will give you a good overview of Canyonlands NP. The rangers inside are helpful and will direct you to the things you seek. The gift shop, though... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
OutdoorKidz
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Cedar City, Utah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a riff on the Park Service. I was just frustrated that the visitors Center was not open when we were there in the end of December. My daughter loves the Jr. Ranger Program.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Regardless of how much preparation you may have done prior to your visiting Canyonlands, this reviewer always finds a discussion with a park ranger valuable, and that proved to be the case for this visit. I enjoy photography as well as hiking and I found the ranger tips for times that afford the best lighting for the various spots to... More 

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Clearwater FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Park here for the short walk across the street for the big views. Clean and the Rangers are super helpful. Nice exhibits and clean restrooms.

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United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is just your average visitor center. They have information, souvenirs, etc. It gets the job done but don't over-expect.

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Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The rangers were very helpful and informative. Not any supplies available. Seems the park could make more $ by selling supplies here. Water, wood and snacks would seem like good sellers to me.

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Cary, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a small visitor center but the major one for Canyonlands National Park. It pales in comparison with Arches next door. You still get useful information and the rangers are nice enough, but it could use some expansion.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

After paying the National Park entry fee, the road continues along to the visitor center; free info, maps, advise, water, restrooms, souvenirs, and even a film are offered to the public. Helpful staff offer materials when asked (be sure to ask or you won't get any!) and even suggest trails to see within the amount of time you have planned.

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Draper, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you are looking for information or need a back country permit this is where you come. The rangers give talks through out the day on various subjects about how the park came about, how the geological layers where formed and other points of interest through out the park. The station it's self is not that big and the parking... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A pause at this visitor center will give you a good overview of Canyonlands NP. The rangers inside are helpful and will direct you to the things you seek. The gift shop, though small, has enough souvenirs to remember your visit by, and guidebooks to build your knowledge. Worth a stop as you enter the Park.

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Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The visitor center is great, it provides the necessary information about the park and points of interest. The staff behind the counter was extremely helpful and friendly, well organized! The park itself is awesome.

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