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Canyon View Information Center

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Address: East side of Grand Canyon Village, about 2 mi east of El Tovar Hotel, Tusayan, AZ
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+1 928-638-7888

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GRAND Canyon

A must see natural wonder. Visitor center has a lot of helpful information. Has two informational videos. The bus transportation system is great. The center connects the blue... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Augusta, Kansas
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Augusta, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see natural wonder. Visitor center has a lot of helpful information. Has two informational videos. The bus transportation system is great. The center connects the blue and orange routes. Park at the center and utilize the buses. Parking is limited at the other viewpoints and trail heads. Do research before going to visit. Lots of ways to enjoy... More 

Thank LabbyLarry
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

East side of the village is beautiful especially if you've never seen the Grand Canyon. But if you're going to only have several days, I would go to the West End of south rim first. When comparing the East side to the west side of the south rim, I believe the West is more spectacular from a photographers viewpoint. Only... More 

Thank Marcia R
Silsbee, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place to stop in to prior to viewing the canyon. The center is the location of the shuttle stop for the Kaibab/Rim route, the Village route, and the Tusayan route. Visitors can find drinking water, restrooms, and picnic tables. An informative canyon video runs on regular intervals.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The information center is a great place to guide you to the best locations to see the canyon. They were very helpful in highlighting our trip for both the north and south rims. In additions they have pamphlets, and booklets which will well identifying prominent trails, lookout, points,campgrounds, restaurants, and restrooms. It is located in a very popular area of... More 

Thank Mike S
Hudson, Fl.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get all the info and learn some facts about the Grand Canyon and nature. Rangers are there and displays are great.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could spend a few hours in this place alone, if you had the time. Lots to see. We were with a tour group, so didn't have enough time.

Thank Flo413
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The rangers were very helpful. They provided maps for the trails and explained the free shuttles. The free movie is great and shows the beauty of the canyon and Colorado river. The one thing that should be emphasized more is how dangerous the canyon is. It made me crazy seeing people climbing all around the edges of the rim. Apparently... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We visited the information centre after entering the park from the East side. Staff were very helpful. The free movie was great - very informative

Thank Phil G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stopped here before our journey started. Got some good information regarding our visit. Polite person helping us.

Thank xuna48
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stop and learn a little about the Canyon. We stayed here for a fair amount of time as the heavens had opened. The staff in here are always on hand to explain things and seem enthusiastic in what they are saying.

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