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national geographic® visitor center / IMAX

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Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center provides news, travel information about Grand Canyon attractions, hotels, a variety of selected Grand Canyon tours and Park passes. Visitors can take part in interactive exhibits to learn about the Grand Canyon, watch our famous IMAX® movie and talk to local area representatives. Inside the center guests can also enjoy a meal at our Explorer’s Café dining area which includes Pizza Hut®, fresh deli sandwiches and other items or take their time to browse through our National Geographic® branded merchandise store.

The IMAX Experience at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets dramatizes the adventure and discovery of the National Park, with thundering sound and breathtaking footage giving visitors an exciting glimpse of what lies beyond the entrance. The IMAX® Theater is one of the first of its kind ever built, and is designed to accommodate large groups in a comfortable, temperature controlled environment.

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PLAN YOUR TRIP

The Visitor Center is the first place to begin planning your vacation to the Grand Canyon – both on and offline. The Center provides year round information on lodging, attractions, exhibits, shopping and tours.

Adventure Store

The Grand Canyon Adventure Store located inside the Visitor Center, offers an extensive selection of Native American arts and crafts and great Grand Canyon souvenirs. There is an abundance of branded merchandise along with books on the Grand Canyon. Purchase IMAX tickets here as well.

IMAX® Theater

A giant six-story movie screen and over 12,000 watts of digital surround sound allows visitors to literally experience the Grand Canyon, throughout time, as if they were actually there.

PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE

Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center provides news, travel information about Grand Canyon attractions, hotels, a variety of selected Grand Canyon tours and Park passes. Visitors can take part in interactive exhibits to learn about the Grand Canyon, watch the famous IMAX® movie and talk to local area representatives. Begin your Grand Canyon adventure here. Start by visiting the website to learn more and purchase IMAX® tickets.

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National Geographic® Grand Canyon Visitor Center/ IMAX
450 State Route 64
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
(928) 638-2468
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The Visitor Center offers convenient guest services such as Grand Canyon information, free maps, National Geographic Store, book tour reservations, and you can purchase your National Park Pass here. Once you have purchased your pass (which is good for everyone in your group), you can take the FREE National Park and Ride Shuttle located in front of the National Geographic Visitor Center.