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Grand Canyon Imax Theater

Az 64/u.s. 180, Tusayan, AZ 86023
+1 928-638-2203
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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.Explore beyond the rim in this spectacular IMAX adventure film. Shown on a giant 6-story high screen with digital surround sound. Purchase park passes, visit with a park ranger, get free maps, book sightseeing tours, shop for unique gifts at the National Geographic Store, and eat at the Explorer’s Café...all within the National Geographic Visitor Center. Your ultimate guide to the Grand Canyon. Located one mile from the South Rim National Park Entrance.
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Az 64/u.s. 180, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We watched the movie on the Grand Canyon. Thanks to the IMAX experience you get to enjoy the Grand Canyon in an beautiful and exciting way, like flying or rafting on the Colorado river.

Thank Sinbadthesailor72
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This “movie” was unwatchable. The height of boring......there are no hidden secrets. The only thing that should stay hidden is the movie. Don’t waste your time. $40 for 3 of us and it was an absolute waste. Wait for a better IMAX production.

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The movie was poorly made, and no refund was offered when the movie failed to be shown to the end because of technical difficulties.

Thank David P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone in our family is an IMAX movie fan so we all enjoyed this Grand Canyon movie. It gave some interesting history lessons as well as the experience of the first explorers to boat down the Colorado through the Canyon. Beautiful aerial views as well....More

Thank Lynette M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought tkts to see the movie at this theater based upon its location. We were spending 2 days in the park and wanted to make optimum use of our time. IMAGINE OUR SURPRISE TO LEARN IT WAS OUTSIDE THE PARK!! I went back to...More

Thank Faye W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this AFTER spending a day & night at the canyon. I had already done some reading on the history of the canyon. I expected this 35 minute movie to show me some glorious views (it is an IMAX movie afterall) , talk about...More

Thank qv09vvp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This IMAX movie was not what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it very much. It gives some history of early people and travelers to the Canyon. Very informative before our big day to the Canyon. Things I never knew or even thought about. And...More

1  Thank rhondab531
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally recommend it even though it was a bit expensive. You feel the exhilaration of doing white water rafting and flying inside as well as above the canyon.

Thank travelbsessed
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was pretty excited about the Grand Canyon IMAX movie, especially after the three-hour Pink Jeep Grand Canyon Tour. Unfortunately, it was painful to sit through this 35 min movie. There was nothing about the movie that warranted the IMAX screen. It was a cheesy...More

Thank Samco1969
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at Grand Canyon Imax Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your opinion, I'm a bit surprised at your reaction and find that most everyone (see earlier comments) find it fascinating and worth seeing. Regardless, we thank you for your review, Marty

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had picked up a coupon for the IMax movie at Plaza Bonita in tusayan and used it to get a discounted admission price. The movie was interesting and the experience of the IMAX theater was amazing. I highly recommend this is you are visiting...More

Thank Rainy S
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731ronm
9 April 2017|
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Response from IMAXgrandcanyon | Property representative |
Thanks for your great question. We have the one and only IMAX at the a National Geographic Visitors Center just outside the national park. "Grand Canyon; The Hidden Secrets" plays daily in 2d. The park visitor center has... More
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Bob D
24 July 2016|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Free when we went.
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joepomykacz
14 June 2016|
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Response from IMAXgrandcanyon | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for your questions. You are able to purchase the tickets day of without issue and if you'll stop at any restaurant or hotel they will have coupons for discount tickets. Thanks again and hope to... More
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