Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park

The main observation area for the Grand Canyon, Mather Point includes a visitor center and parking for canyon hikers. The interactive visitor center introduces you to the natural wonder using high-tech displays, film, and hands-on exhibits. The highlight of Mather Point is the viewing platforms, which allow you to walk to the edge of the plateau for a breathtaking view of the canyon's painted walls. Consider attending a ranger talk in the rim-side amphitheater. Arrange your visit to Mather Point and discover more family-friendly attractions in Grand Canyon National Park using our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.
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  • Arrived after 5 hour drive just in time to catch the sunset. Went straight to Mather point and loved our first views of the Canyon.  more »
  • Mather Point was an easy walk from the parking lot and is handicapped accessible. More stupendous views of the Grand Canyon await! The overlooks are crowded with visitors but eventually you can get cl...  more »
  • Easily to navigate trails around the Point. Fences and walls are a safety must. The views are breath taking. Words just can't describe what you can see.  more »
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  • The views are amazing and well worth every step you take. Suggest bringing your own water bottle since they only sell sports drinks, coffee, etc. There are water bottle refill stations.
  • The first major lookout at the South Rim. This point among a few others are where lots of people collect to take pictures and stand around. I recommend finding your own trails and moving on to the smaller lookouts for a more personal experience. There is sooo much to see, don't stay with the crowd.
  • Great spot to see the awesome power of nature. It's amazing what water and a few million years can do. Easy hiking around this area.
  • Beautiful! Amazing! Stunning! Unbelievable! Natural beauty at its best. Photos just don't do justice to this place.
  • Everyone should visit the Grand Canyon at some point in there life because some things are just better in person. The best time to take pictures is immediately after sunset. Parking at the visitor centre is available early in the morning or 1 hour before sunset in busy seasons.

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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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