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 near the visitor center so there are lots of folks in this area. There is a large parking lot. The views are great and it makes for a wonderful first glimpse of the canyon. Try to get around..... more »
First of all the crowds at Mather point are small. Very few visitors during out visit making our stay so very memorable!! Every view is different, spectacular and breathtaking!! Highly recommended... 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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