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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  • This is really where the majority of people coming in the South entrance get to as the Grand Canyon for the first time. Near the Visitors Center, not open when we went during COVID-19. There is...  more »
  • This is a great place to first view the canyon, as so many people do because it shares a parking lot with the visitor’s center. It is also at the first group of large parking lots and where most of.....  more »
  • If you go directly to the visitor center then this most likely will be your first view of the Grand Canyon. Though I think there are better views this certianly is a good one as well. It has some...  more »
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  • You will feel small looking at this magnificent magnitude. 100% nature work and there is no tiny photo that can capture its beauty. There are hikes that can be taken if you want to dive deeper in the Grand Canyon, but the view from the rim is a fantastic alternative if you prefer a bird's eye view without the exhausting hike.
  • Excellent view of the natural wonder... really should be on everybody’s bucket list. There’s a nearby visitor center and book store, and there are plenty of parking spaces. It is also well maintained. Just don’t go wandering beyond the safe zone.
  • Superior spot for first views of the canyon upon arrival at the Visitors Center. Highly recommend checking with rangers for general info. Excellent checklists are provided for your length of stay. We felt 2 nights IN the canyon was a great choice.
  • Over looking the beautiful canyon, this a good place to start for those who are just visiting for the first time. Surrounding paths are wheelchair accessible, but the point itself has a few steps leading to the edge of the canyon. Shade is available along main path, not available at the edge.
  • We had a blast on our trip here. Beautiful park and knowledgable people who work here. Everyone we spoke with really made us feel welcome. I really want to come back.

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