Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon National Park

The Kolb Studio clings to the edge of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.The Grand Canyon Association operates an art gallery, bookstore and information inside the building. The bookstore's proceeds go to support the building, and the store features a tribute to the Kolbs’ photographs of mule riders at Grand Canyon. The start of the Bright Angel Trail is to the west of the Kolb Studio.HistoryIt was the home and photographic studio of pioneers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb. Begun in 1904, the building has evolved through two major additions and countless minor changes during its century of existence at Grand Canyon. The evolution and survival of Kolb Studio is also the story of its builders, Emery and Ellsworth Kolb.Restoration projectDuring 2013 and 2014, the Grand Canyon Association is in the process of restoring and rehabilitating this significant building of the Grand Canyon's 20th century history. Work includes addressing the structural degradation of Kolb Studio by: *a) rectifying drainage problems from public sidewalks and corresponding retaining walls, *b) stabilizing the concrete entranceway to assure safe continuing access to the facility *c) repairing and replacing exterior building features (e.g. log and shingle siding, structural beams, gutters, wooden porches) in order to assure long-term structural integrity of the building and *d) protecting restored exterior surfaces with paints, sealants and other coatings.
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  • I can't believe the park service wanted to get rid of this piece of history at one time. SO interesting to see where these bothers lived and worked and listen to the history. Groups are limited so get...  more »
  • Alot of people pass by this - but a big mistake not going in and checking out the view. The art display in the lower level is excellent.  more »
  • I found the Kolb Studio really interesting. You can see the amazing views the studio has of the Grand Canyon and you can see why the famous brothers opened up their studio here to capture such amazing...  more »
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  • A lookout here located inside the gift shop. Safe to walk down.
  • The views and history here are amazing- consider taking a tour. One name- slim
  • Take the tour if your here at winter. Get on the list early, they only take 15 max per day
  • Nice place to see grand canyon
  • An interesting museum to visit for a quick, 20 minute stop. Little-known history about the park, as well as good history info for photography enthusiasts.

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Where to stay in Grand Canyon National Park

You'll find plenty of options if you want to stay inside Grand Canyon National Park. Most campgrounds and lodges sit around the South Rim area, and they tend to fill up quickly for summer visits, so book as far in advance as possible. The price range for lodge accommodations varies greatly, so there's something for nearly every budget. The less-visited North Rim features one lodge. For those who hike to the bottom of the canyon, dormitories and cabins are available at Phantom Ranch. If you can't secure a place in the park or find something there to your liking, the small village near the south entrance offers inns and economy motels. You’ll have the convenience of nearby restaurants if you stay there.
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