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Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park

(4.7/5 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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  • Lots of angles to take photos from, lots of people to navigate around. The recent snow made for some great shots  more »
  • Yes, this is a very big hit or miss opportunity but, as the weather warms and the rising warm air currents begin to kick up again they have been seen over the first week of March, 2017. Check with ran...  more »
  • Mather Point is within walking distance of the Visitors Center, so logically it was the first place to go. There is an awesome view both directions in the Canyon, and it's breathtaking!  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.