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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
Five miles north of the park's south entrance, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 520-638-7888
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a little museum on the left side of the center and a gift store on the right. I liked the music playing, which was really peaceful. Lots of things here for gift giving, including some stickers, Raven puppets, hats, canteens and water bottles,...More

Thank Kristie A
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The Visitor Centre is a must. Here you will gain insight to make your visit more memorable. The Rangers are there to help and advise, plus maps and info. They have an interesting short film about the Canyon too.

Thank motorcar1
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Professional approach. Nice movie and possibility to talk to the rangers, but the line can be long. Educative billboards outside giving plenty of info on the hiking trails

Thank patrickTervuren
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We stopped at several view sites before we got to the visitor center. That may have been a mistake because the park rangers are able to provide directions to what we actually wanted to see within the limited time we had. There is so much...More

Thank 323teda
Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you are a National Parks Passport holder stamps start here. Take notice that there are multiple stops for different stamps. However, we were there for only 24 hours so, some of the stops were not open when we were there. We were not able...More

Thank Loraann K
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I've visited a lot of national parks, and this visitor center is pretty much a nothing. The exhibits are not great and not really helpful. Park staff, as usual, are dedicated, helpful, and friendly. So if you want some information ask the staff. If you...More

Thank JohntheLast
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The visitor center has the visitors center building that opens around 9 AM and other facilities. Inside the main building they have a very good film about the canyon and its history. There are also displays and rangers to answer your questions about what you...More

Thank JohnYa5
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Lots of information and a very good movie, almost like IMAX in some of the photography. Weather reports and questions answered from the knowledgable rangers.

Thank NancyTColorado
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We entered the park through the east entrance and left out this south gate. It was much more crowded than the east entrance! There are acres and acres of parking, a big visitor center, restrooms, educational areas, picnic areas, a film, souvenir shops, snack shops,...More

Thank 860SusanB860
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The South Rim Visitor Center is extremely nice and the staff is so helpful. They are very passionate about The Grand Canyon and it comes across with their eagerness to assist the visitors.

Thank Cary W
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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
3 July 2016|
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.
9 March 2015|
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