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National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

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Address: 450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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+1 928-638-2203
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Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center...

Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center provides news, travel information about Grand Canyon attractions, hotels, a variety of selected Grand Canyon tours and Park passes. Visitors can take part in interactive exhibits to learn about the Grand Canyon, watch our famous IMAX movie and talk to local area representatives. Inside the center guests can also enjoy a meal at our Explorer’s Cafe dining area which includes Pizza Hut, fresh deli sandwiches and other items or take their time to browse through our National Geographic branded merchandise store.

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US$24.99*
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Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
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US$107.79*
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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
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US$258.99*
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Flights with Optional Jeep Tour

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Visited to take in the IMAX movie and spent time wandering through the bookstore with lots of gift options to choose from. There is also an on-site dining option.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by to check this place on our way back from Grand Canyon. I was impressed with the Gift shop. I thought it had a better selection than the Grand Canyon Park Store..! We didn't have time to watch the IMAX movie or explore other options. There is a food court in the building with a Pizza Hut among... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited to take in the IMAX movie and spent time wandering through the bookstore with lots of gift options to choose from. There is also an on-site dining option.

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PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw this when we were here previously and I remember it being very informative and well worth the price.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was expecting a bit more of a visitor center experience. This is nothing more than IMAX movie theater and a gift shop. Don't waste your time if you're not interested in either of those things.

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Store has a lot of nicer souvenir type items, shirts, hats, etc. You can purchase your park pass here from an automated machine which will save you some time at the park entrance gate.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here on our way to the Grand Canyon thinking to pick up some information and check on the IMAX movie. The staff could not be bothered to provide much more info than to check with the front desk (or to even point out where the front desk was- turns out we came in the back door). Left... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This visitor center has many things: a very good gift shop with some educational books and videos, toys, souvenirs but also back packs, active wear and warm clothing. It is NOT the official Grand Canyon Visitor Center. There is a place to buy your park entrance from a machine there and a desk to sign up for pink jeep tours,... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have time to actually see the imax movie. I am only rating the store. I was disappointed in the store, mainly because I expected to see many of the items I see in their catalog. Love product in the catalog and have made a few purchases. This store was more like a local tourist store. Nothing exceptional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The IMAX movie was awesome! Look away if you get sea sick. It inspired us to really take in the canyon and the history. This was our first time at the Grand Canyon, so it was a great introduction.

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Springville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched the Imax movie of the Grand Canyon and it talked about the history of the people that used to live there.

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