"Canyon View Information Plaza" Grand Canyon Things to Do Tip by Rusket

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by Rusket

This visitor center looks fairly new, and it is: It was officially opened 26 October 2000. There is a book / souvernir shop here, and an exhibition center. The picture is from the exhibition center, and shows a very informative three dimensional figure of the geological layers of the canyon.

There are two shuttle stops for tourist buses, and a free shuttle bus to the view point and other destinations. They are building greenways for pedestrians, bicycles and wheelchairs to several spots by the south rim, and along it. Bicycle renting and parking is planned.

There is no parking for private cars at the center, but it is only a short walk from the parking lot at Mather Point.

A very nice center, part of the plan to enhance mass transit instead of private driving, which is a good thing for the environment. But I did not find any coffee anywhere :-(

Opening hours: 8 am to 5 pm every day.

Address: Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park
Directions: Follow the greenway from the eastern end of the parking lot at Mather Point.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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