Visitor Centers & Attractions
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Drive through 2 miles of forest and get up close to bears, wolves, bison and more. See more at Fort Bearizona and our Birds of Prey show. Located south of Exit 165 on I-40 just 20 minutes west of Flagstaff. Open daily Mar. 1 - Dec. 31 and weekends in Jan. and Feb.
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National Geographic Visitors Center - IMAX
National Geographic Visitor Center Grand Canyon with IMAX theater, featuring the Grand Canyon Movie. Make this Tusayan / Grand Canyon attraction your first stop before entering the National Park.
Red Rock Balloons
Come fly the Red Rocks! Take an â€œAerial Nature Walk;â€ soar gently with the wind. Sedonaâ€™s natural wonders will delight you. Sunrise flights, champagne picnic breakfast.
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Call us Wild! Call us Crazy! Just don't call us a zoo. Come see *Tiger Splash* show at 1:15 daily . Watch Bengal tigers at natural play as they *hunt* their caretakers. Just over 2 hours from the South Rim.
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When visiting the Grand Canyon, whether for one day or three, you must include at least one Grand Canyon National Park visitor centers and ranger-led talks. At the South Rim, visitors have several visitor center options, including the Canyon View Information Plaza, located near Mather Point at the east end of Grand Canyon Village. Also located within Grand Canyon Village are three other smaller visitor centers, including Verkamp's Visitor Center, Yavapai Observation Station, and Kolb Studio. At the east end of Desert View Drive, which is the artery in and out of the South Rim's east entrance, you'll find the Desert View Information Center as well as the Tusayan Museum and Tusayan Ruin.
At the North Rim, visitors will be happy to discover the North Rim Visitor Center near the Grand Canyon Lodge. It is home to a bookstore, park and regional information, maps, brochures and exhibits as well as interpretive programs led by friendly, knowledgeable park staff.
The West Rim, which is operated by the Hualapai Tribe, is an emerging destination. It features an information center adjacent to the Grand Canyon Skywalk which today offers a gift shop and the Skywalk Cafe, but will continue to grow with the destination. Interpretive exhibits are also located at Grand Canyon West's other points of interest, Indian Village and Guano Point.
While there are myriad ways to tour the Grand Canyon at all price points, you can't beat the free ranger-led talks that are offered by the Grand Canyon National Park Service at both the South and North Rims. Programs, hikes and talks change seasonally and run nearly all day long. Learn everything about the Grand Canyon from its geology to history, flora to fauna, art to astronomy. Before you visit, check out the National Park Service's newspaper called The Guide for a list of seasonal ranger programs, descriptions, times and meeting places. We recommend that you plan your Grand Canyon trip to include both a paid tour like a helicopter, van or Jeep tour as well as one to two ranger-led programs. This combination is the perfect balance of high and low price points, morning and afternoon activities, and fascinating facts and memorable fun.
Attractions Beyond the Park
Think outside the park when planning your Grand Canyon vacation; there are attractions in nearby towns like Tusayan, Sedona, Flagstaff and Camp Verde that can make your trip well-rounded and family-friendly. You'll find everything from an IMAX movie to a world-class wildlife zoo, and Route 66 history to hot air ballooning.National Park visitor centers and tourist attractions outside the park offer activities and family-friendly experiences to complement your Grand Canyon visit [more...]
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Grand Canyon RailwayTravel the historic rail line to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. [more...]
Visitor Centers & AttractionsNational Park visitor centers and tourist attractions outside the park offer activities and family-friendly experiences to complement your Grand Canyon visit [more...]
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