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Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park

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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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  • This is, by far, the busiest of the overlooks because it is nearest the visitor center. Which means lots of people. However, it has a nice paved walk way so folks with mobility issues - this is... 
    This is, by far, the busiest of the overlooks because it is nearest the visitor center. Which means lots of people. However, it has a nice paved walk way so folks with mobility issues - this is...  more »
  • Worth visiting on your South Rim Trail walk. Lots of good places to take in the view. Can get crowded but everyone was respectful of time and willing help with picture taking. 
    Worth visiting on your South Rim Trail walk. Lots of good places to take in the view. Can get crowded but everyone was respectful of time and willing help with picture taking.  more »
  • Always takes your breath away, no matter how many times you’ve been there. No words can describe the experience. You can spend hours just enjoying the views. 
    Always takes your breath away, no matter how many times you’ve been there. No words can describe the experience. You can spend hours just enjoying the views.  more »
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  • This was the best outlook for our family. We stopped at several along the rim but felt this was the one that just impressed us the most. It's obviously most folks first stop but it was breathtaking. Highly recommend stopping here and checking out the views. They're just incomparable to anything you've ever seen.
  • We went there right before sunset, the sunlight reflection off the canyon was breathtaking.. we spent an hour there soaking in the views from different points. There are 2 railed in spacious viewing areas. The hike up there is easy and picturesque. This can be done the same day you drive into south rim.
  • It was unforgettable. We visited the canyon in September. We arrived there at 13:00. It was windy but not cold. In the evening, the sunset was around 18:00 and it was already quite cool. Good thing we brought pants and sweatshirts with us. There are places where you can have lunch, but we took sandwiches with us so as not to waste time. From 13:00 to 18:00 we managed to travel on all routes on buses, including several trails on foot. We saw many wild animals. It's good that they took binoculars with them, they could see the settlements at the bottom of the canyon. Free entry was a great bonus - because it was national parks day
  • Just breathtaking! It's amazing g how God has carved the Canyons so wide, long and deep. Things that I imagine that filled this canyon is considered beyond imagination. One of the best places I've visited and witnessed to see. I'm now a part of it just as it is a part of me.
  • It’s amazing view, incredible beautiful creation. The colors are changed during the day. You fill your self very small comparing to this mountains. The river and settlements down hills can be seen only with binoculars. Many wild deers walk around the park. You can enjoy the flights of condors and other big birds 🦅 The parking places are overcrowded, so it’s better to come early. In this case you will also have a whole day to visit most view points. There are three shuttles that you can use to save some time. The trail along the canyon opens for you unbelievable views. Take the jackets with cause the evening here can be chilly. Wait for incredible sunset. There are some food places, many restrooms, hotel. The staff is friendly.

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