Visitor Centers, Information Desks and Museums

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Left to right: visitor center parking and plaza overview, visitor center and outdoor exhibits, people watching sunset at Mather Point
Left to right: 1) South Rim visitor center plaza & parking 2) Visitor center's outdoor exhibits, 3) Watching sunset at nearby Mather Point.

Summer 2022 Hours

For detailed information about each facility, click on the individual links.

Note: some buildings remain closed at this time. Trip planning and hiking information is available through a series of signs at key locations throughout the park.

Grand Canyon Village (South Rim)

Grand Canyon Visitor Center > The Visitor Center building and information desk are open daily from 8 am to 4 pm.

Verkamp's Visitor Center > open daily from 8 am to 6 pm
Located in the Village Historic District. Has Exhibits and a Museum Store.


Additional Village Locations

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    Front side of Watchtower as seen from ground level looking up. to the left is the wall of partially collapsed structure. A partial glimpse of Grand Canyon barely seen boyond the tower.
    Desert View Watchtower, constructed in 1932, rises 70 feet above the canyon rim.

    Desert View (South Rim)

    Located 23 miles (37 km) east of Grand Canyon Village.
    Most Desert View Services are open.
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    The outdoor Information desk, under a shade structure and just north or the main parking lot is staffed by park rangers is open from 9 am to 4 pm daily, as staffing permits. During the summer, cultural demonstrations take place here on Thursdays and Fridays.

    Desert View Watchtower (Kiva Room)
    GCC Park Store: 9 am to 5 pm Daily
    June 11, 12 open 10 am to 3 pm)
    Only the ground level is open. The tower remains closed at this time.


    Tusayan Pueblo Archaeology Site

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      The North Rim

      The North Rim is open for the 2022 Season between May 15, and October 15, 2022. Reservations for lodging/camping are recommended. Details >

      Flight of stairs leads up to front entrance of rustic stone and log North Rim visitor center.
      The North Rim Visitor Center building

      North Rim Visitor Center

      • The Visitor Center is located next to the parking lot for Grand Canyon Lodge and Bright Angel Point. There are restrooms on the back side of the building. The Park Store inside is open from 8 am to 6 pm daily.
      • Park Rangers are stafffing an outdoor Information Desk at Roaring Springs Overlook Kiosk, along the canyon rim and just north of the Visitor Center building.

      Grand Canyon Conservancy, a non-profit park partner since 1932, operates book and gift stores throughout the park, where your tax-free purchases help support programs and research projects in Grand Canyon National Park.

      Last updated: June 21, 2022

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      Grand Canyon , AZ 86023



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