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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  • I went to see the sunrise. I got up early in the morning, but there are still quite a lot of people. I couldn't see a beautiful sunrise with clouds on this day.
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  • Major Grand Canyon sites from the Arizona side can be traversed by various circuits with Shuttles that stop at the Visitor Center. Getting to Mather Point is very easy because it is 5 minutes walk from the Visitor Center and the view is breathtaking. We arrived at sunset and were at this point during the sunset. An unforgettable experience.
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  • It's absolutely beautiful. The views are breath taking. The breeze was great. Check it out if you ever get a chance. Please be courteous to our state parks. Follow the rules for your own safety.
  • Spectacular view of the Grand Canyon as you enter the South Rim Park! There is a generous amount of parking here. It is a significant walk from your car to the point on the rim, and the walk will take you past some very thoughtfully added touches - such as the images of animals that inhabit the park that have been carved into large slabs of red rock near the restrooms/shops - seems like a fun game could be had of trying to find all of these little visual treasures while waiting for other members of your group. The point at the rim is a beautiful opening view of the Canyon, too. Absolutely worth the time to see!
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