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National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
+1 928-638-2203
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USD 24.99*
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Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
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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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
+1 928-638-2203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The only reason I gave a four star review is the IMAX. The IMAX was a great experience, but the rest was just a very average gift-shop. With this venue sponsored by National Geographic I expected more.

Thank harned
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The IMAX was,good but otherwise this is a large gift shop. Has a great selection to be sure and the best prices I saw anywhere around the park. It's a little misleading saying visitor center but good none the less.

Thank ttiffin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous IMAX movie with footage only possible as IMAX producers do it. One could never see things from this perspective unless you are a drone ..... AAA discount is accepted.

Thank Sydney1015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought senior tickets on-line for a discount. The IMAX presentation was very well done and enjoyable. The restaurant is bare minimum but the gift shop is nice and the bathroom facilities are clean and tidy. They sell tickets for several tours from the same...More

Thank Rebekajean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be fooled into thinking this is really a visitor center, it is just a gift shop. The Arizona information center is just across the road with very helpful staff and good information.

Thank James F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what I was expecting, but this wasn't it. Mostly, it's a gift shop with an Imax theater. They have a neat map with interesting history on the canyon, but that's really it. We went on our last day at the canyon, so we...More

Thank Angelica R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since most of excursions do not go close into the Colorado river, the film featured on IMAX will somehow complement your visit. The rest is a classic tourist's shop.

Thank Rolando C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the National Geographic Visitor Centre was not what I expected the IMAX Theatre was well worth the visit. The Centre itself was essentially a gift shop and not significantly different from any other except for its National Geographic name and gifts. The redeeming feature...More

Thank Bridstow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a number of reasons to stop at the National Geographic Visitor Center. FIrst of all, you can purchase your park pass here and make your drive into the park a little quicker. There are several other places in the area that sell the...More

2  Thank 2doglady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They show a film of explorers going down the Grand Canyon in small wooden boats. It also explains other aspects of the canyon. From the first people to present day. The gift shop with many different items for sale.

1  Thank Archibald O
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12 August 2016|
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Response from IMAXgrandcanyon | Property representative |
I'm so sorry that she lost it, give me a call on Saturday 8/13 928-890-7639 and we can help you out. Marty
26 March 2015|
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Response from IMAXgrandcanyon | Property representative |
Within the National Geographic Visitors Center and IMAX we have several choices for both lunch and dinner. We feature a Pizza Hut Express with both Personal Pan Pizza and Medium 12" Pizza as well as breadsticks. We also... More