Grand Canyon Visitor Center Summer Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
If you are entering through the South Entrance Station, make the Visitor Center your first stop. You can park your car in one of four parking areas, then get your first view of Grand Canyon by taking a short walk (or shuttle bus ride) to nearby Mather Point.
From the Visitor Center, it is also possible to Park-and-Ride. Leave your car and board free shuttle buses to ride around the Village and out to scenic overlooks.
NOTE: During busy periods, including spring break, summer, and fall holiday weekends, parking around the visitor center is full by 9:30 am. During these times, proceed to lots A-D in Market Plaza and the Village Historic District.
WatchGrand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder, a 20 minute movie that takes viewers on a rim to river and dawn to dusk journey through the park. Movie starts on the hour and half-hour.
Explore exhibits inside, including: interactive trip planners, a large video-enabled relief map, a Science On a Sphere® program, and displays of historic artifacts.
Stopat the Park Store, across the plaza from the Visitor Center, for books, and a variety of Grand Canyon gifts. Open 8 am to 8 pm (summer hours)
Rent a bicycle or take a guided bicycle tour, available March through October. A coffee bar with "grab and go" food options is located here. Learn More...
Yavapai Geology Museum (1928)
Located at Yavapai Point overlook, in between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Village. Summer Hours: 8 am to 8 pm Note: parking lot usually full around sunset - best to take Orange Shuttle here for sunset
View expansive vistas through large windows.
Discover exhibits about how Grand Canyon was formed.
The Grand Canyon Association, a non-profit park partner since 1932, operates bookstores throughout the park, where your tax-free purchases help support programs and research projects in Grand Canyon National Park.