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Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park

(4.8/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our international travel planner, Grand Canyon National Park attractions like Mather Point can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is the point closest to the visitors center when you first come in. It is said to have some nice views and i was told it's a great spot to see the sunrise. Sadly it was a complete white out with ...  more »
  • If you want stunning pictures of the Grand Canyon, then this is the spot you want to be at. The views are amazing and the colors and forms as well. Great place to gaze the canyon. 
  • One of the most crowded places I have ever been, anywhere. I think most of the people who visit the canyon stop here. Huge number of buses. Views are the same as any of the dozens of viewpoints along ...  more »
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  • We walked from the visitor center to El Tovar hotel. It's an easy walk. The path is paved and the views are spectacular. Lots of photo opportunities. Crowds were light on the early November Sunday morning when we visited the park. Caught the park shuttle back to the visitor center.
  • Great places to see! Different everytime, always beautiful!! I've seen it with snow, no snow and the sunset!! Pictures don't do it justice... Absolutely beautiful!
  • Another think gone from the bucket list. This is definitely worth the effort. Was amazed at how imense the view, had to back-up for fear of falling in.
  • If anyone hates this place, there may be something wrong with them. Even with pushy tourists and rude people abound, this vista was life altering to look at. This photo with my phone does it no justice, even my professional photos with my camera do not do it justice.
  • Such an amazing view. The park itself is well maintained has many great resources.