Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park

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Lookout · Tourist Spot
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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  • Mather Point was my first stop at Grand Canyon National Park. It is only a short walk from the South Rim Visitor’s Center. The view is absolutely jaw dropping! Pictures of the Grand Canyon simply...  more »
  • We almost didn't stop here as we spent most of our time in the village, but we were glad we did. Great views and a beautiful area. You paved path goes out over a rock outcrop and gives you great...  more »
  • 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.
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