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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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  • Best view if on a short trip but be prepared for sharing the view with a lot of visitors even in the winter in the middle of the day 
    Best view if on a short trip but be prepared for sharing the view with a lot of visitors even in the winter in the middle of the day  more »
  • This is, by far, the busiest of the overlooks because it is nearest the visitor center. Which means lots of people. However, it has a nice paved walk way so folks with mobility issues - this is... 
    This is, by far, the busiest of the overlooks because it is nearest the visitor center. Which means lots of people. However, it has a nice paved walk way so folks with mobility issues - this is...  more »
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  • This was the best outlook for our family. We stopped at several along the rim but felt this was the one that just impressed us the most. It's obviously most folks first stop but it was breathtaking. Highly recommend stopping here and checking out the views. They're just incomparable to anything you've ever seen.
  • We went there right before sunset, the sunlight reflection off the canyon was breathtaking.. we spent an hour there soaking in the views from different points. There are 2 railed in spacious viewing areas. The hike up there is easy and picturesque. This can be done the same day you drive into south rim.

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