Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park

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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 may be the most famous of South Rim viewpoints and with good reason. I found all the canyon views awesome but this one maybe a bit more so. Very close to the edge. Even though crowded, if you....  more
    This may be the most famous of South Rim viewpoints and with good reason. I found all the canyon views awesome but this one maybe a bit more so. Very close to the edge. Even though crowded, if you....  more »
  • This scenic overlook is easily accessible from the visitor center parking lot - and has railings to help prevent falls. Obviously a popular area because of all of the above - but even with the... 
    This scenic overlook is easily accessible from the visitor center parking lot - and has railings to help prevent falls. Obviously a popular area because of all of the above - but even with the...  more »
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  • Watching the sunrise here was absolutely life changing. Grab your phone and take a quick picture but don't forget to take those 10 seconds in for yourself. With only a $35 dollar charge to get into the national park you get to experience the grand canyon in such a personal way. We happened to be there when it was 5 degrees but it was so fun walking in the snow, seeing everyone wait and shiver. We even saw what we believe was an antelope just stroll past our car not even 5ft away. You definitely don't get that in the city. Amazing place I highly recommend.
  • Absolutely stunning views of the Grand Canyon. I never truly understood just how deep it was until seeing it in person. Pictures just don't do it justice. This area had lots of spots to get great views and pictures, even with lots of people there. You do have to pay to get into the park (unless you're a veteran). Park was clean and parking was pretty good. Just a small walk out to the overlook. Would highly recommend.

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