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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  • On our first morning at the Canyon we went to Mather Point for the sunrise on the recommendation of out hotel reception person and we were not disappointed. It meant getting up quite early , sunrise h...  more »
  • It is a very crowded point. This is a convenient audience point for a shuttle bus ride. It is recommended to go in particular.
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  • The view point gives a good view of the canyon. Great spot for sunset and easy to park close by. The place is crowded but there are always enough space for everyone  more »
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  • It's absolutely beautiful. The views are breath taking. The breeze was great. Check it out if you ever get a chance. Please be courteous to our state parks. Follow the rules for your own safety.
  • Spectacular view of the Grand Canyon as you enter the South Rim Park! There is a generous amount of parking here. It is a significant walk from your car to the point on the rim, and the walk will take you past some very thoughtfully added touches - such as the images of animals that inhabit the park that have been carved into large slabs of red rock near the restrooms/shops - seems like a fun game could be had of trying to find all of these little visual treasures while waiting for other members of your group. The point at the rim is a beautiful opening view of the Canyon, too. Absolutely worth the time to see!
  • Very nice place, only $35 for 7 days which is a pretty good deal. View is very beautiful, surprisingly quiet nice small town atmosphere. It was snowing when we were here, so it was cold. But other than that, very nice place. Natural wonder.
  • The view is incredible but be prepared to push some of the people out of your way they just don't understand about PERSONAL SPACE!!!! They are on a mission and we witnessed some even running out of their tour bus, like chill out we were all going to the same place... But anyways the view was incredible and the air is so fresh!
  • Wow! There is no denying it - the Grand Canyon is one of the most incredible places on the planet. Very well set up, the Mather Point Lookout on the south rim offers incredible views. Being near the tourist information centre, you can also learn about the formation of the canyon, top up drinks and water and find parking. Definitely highly recommended 👍🏼🏆👍🏼
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