Lookout Studio, Grand Canyon National Park

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Built on a rock ledge suspended over the Grand Canyon's south rim, Lookout Studio offers some of the best vantage points of the famous landmark. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the 1914 studio is one of seven buildings in the canyon designed by famed architect Mary Colter, who strove to blend the structure with its natural surroundings using local stone and wood. Explore the building's historic interior, featuring various informative exhibits and a film, and then use the coin-operated telescopes on the outdoor terraces for up-close inspection of the natural spectacle around you. A paved trail nearby makes a great spot to watch for the California condor--North America's largest land bird and a rarity in the skies. The birds use the thermal updrafts of air to cruise along the cliffs. If you're looking for souvenirs, check out the on-site gift shop. Plan to visit Lookout Studio and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Grand Canyon National Park attractions using our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.
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  • Nice views. Interesting structure on the side of the Canyon. Small shop inside. Go inside and also out on the lookout decks for views of the Canyon.  more »
  • This place is a gift shop with a magnificent view. We actually passed by this shortly after we arrived but decided to go in on our way out. We were so happy we stopped. Stunning views!!!  more »
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