For detailed information about each facility, click on individual links or scroll down.
Stop by a visitor center or contact station to talk with park rangers and staff, view exhibits, and learn more about the park. The visitor centers, except for the Backcountry Information Center, also feature Grand Canyon Conservancy Park Stores and a stamp for your Passport To Your National Parks®.
Grand Canyon Village (South Rim)
Note: Most South Rim Visitor Centers and information desks remain closed until further notice due to concerns about COVID-19. Updated 6/16/2020
Located 25 miles (40 km) east of Grand Canyon Village. All Desert View Facilities Are Closed Watchtower Kiva Shop 8 am to 6 pm - Closed Watchtower stairs8 am to 5:30 pm - (Stairs to the tower close 30 minutes prior to the store closing) - Closed Tusayan Museum 9 am to 5 pm - located 3 miles (5 km) west of Desert View. - Closed
Here's detailed information about the North Rim's 2020 Season.
South Rim and Desert View
Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Note: At this time, the South Rim Visitor Center is closed - for the safety of staff and visitors, due to concerns about COVID-19.
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 to nearby Mather Point.
From the Visitor Center, it is also possible to Park-and-Ride. Leave your car at the Visitor Center, then board free shuttle buses and ride to Mather Point, around Grand Canyon Village, or out to a variety of scenic overlooks.
NOTE: During busy periods, including spring break, summer, and fall holiday weekends, the 4 parking lots around the visitor center fill by 9:30 am. During these times, proceed to lots A and B in Market Plaza and C and D in 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. Note: as of March 13, 2020 the Visitor Center Theater has been closed because of concerns about Coronavirus COVID-19.
Explore exhibits inside, including: a large video-enabled relief map, a Science On a Sphere® program, and displays of historic artifacts. Note: as of March 13, 2020, the Science On a Sphere® Theater has been closed because of concerns about Coronavirus COVID-19.
Stopat Grand Canyon Conservancy's Park Store,(OPEN 8 am - 7 pm Daily) across the plaza from the Visitor Center, featuring a wide variety of books, maps, DVDs, and gifts to help you plan, or share your trip to Grand Canyon. Learn more about its geology, ecology, and human history, or find the perfect canyon-inspired gift. And to top it off, your purchase supports Grand Canyon National Park!
8 am – 7 pm (March 1 through May 23)
8 am – 8 pm (May 24 through Aug. 5)
8 am - 7 pm (Aug. 6 through Nov. 28)
8 am – 6 pm (Nov. 29 through Feb. 29)
Rent a bicycle or take a guided bicycle tour, available March through October, or when weather allows. A coffee bar with "grab and go" food options is located here. Learn More...
Yavapai Geology Museum (1928)
Located at Yavapai Point, between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Village. Note: parking lot is usually full one hour before sunset. Ride the Kaibab Rim Shuttle (Orange Route) from the Visitor Center to Yavapai Point to watch sunset here. Closed Until Further Notice.
Tusayan Museum has exhibits that help bring the ruin to life. Hours: 9 am to 5 pm - Note: Tusayan Musuem has been closed untill further notice as a precaution - due to concerns about the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). 3/16/2020
View 2,000–4,000 year old artifacts along with the traditional handicrafts made by regional tribes.
Learn about the prehistoric people who once made this place their home.
Visit the museum's bookstore/shop.
For additional information about visiting the North Rim during the 2020 Season, visit this link...
North Rim Visitor Center
North Rim Visitor Center is closed at this time.
Speak to a park ranger and plan your visit.
Walk a short distance to Bright Angel Point.
Experience the sunset on the North Rim Lodge patio, just a short walk away
Learn about park and regional information, maps, brochures, exhibits, and a bookstore.
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.