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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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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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450 State Route 64, Tusayan, AZ 86023
+1 928-638-2203
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent shop well stocked with clothing and books on all aspects of the area. Informative, reasonable prices and plenty of parking. Worth a visit as you leave the Canyon

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent. Highly recommended. Clean, and the shops and restaurants are great. Whole family loved it.

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This had everything I wanted to buy in the way of souvenirs: postcards, playing cards, T-shirt, Christmas ornament, and book!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, they were pitching the IMAX film, but this stop was nothing more than a souvenir shop for National Geographic with a restaurant inside. I was expecting Little exhibits, lots of pictures and just a lot more than souvenirs!

Thank Tricia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss the IMAX before heading out to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It gives a historical perspective of the canyon that you can't get anywhere else. Being a National Geographic product, the cinematography is fantastic. We left our car here and took...More

Thank ok2goKansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the information you require and all the amenities in one place. Leave the car and use the shuttle bus system. You see a lot more, get on and off at will and have a stress free day. The buses cover areas not available to...More

Thank jacqui3723
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Grand Canyon National Park in June 2017. We arrived at the South Rim. It is the most spectacular, awesome mind -blowing works of nature. So wonderful to behold. I walked along the path for about four miles with the canyon always on...More

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of information, a great bookstore/gift shop, there is even a restaurant for you to enjoy, museum also... Clean bathrooms, and make sure you pay to see the IMAX production about the Grand Canyon, very informative!!!

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Stop here to see the IMAX movie that tells the story of the exploration of the Grand Canyon. They also have a great gift shop and offer a cafe to get a quick lunch or snack, including a Pizza Hut Express. Just beware of the...More

Thank ResQLt
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Sorry but this shouldn't even have "National Geographic" in the name -- there was nothing remotely informational. Just another expensive gift shop with the equally not helpful IMAX.

Thank lotsoluff
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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