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Mather Point

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Address: 2 1/2 miles north of park entrance (South Rim), Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Great place to start your visit

This is where we started our visit and it gives a great impression of what the Canyon looks like. Lots of space with railings to take photos and right next to the car parks.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is where we started our visit and it gives a great impression of what the Canyon looks like. Lots of space with railings to take photos and right next to the car parks.

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Xiamen, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This spot is 5 mins walk from a Visitor Center. That's where tourists usually start from Rim trail walk. Tip: take a blanket and put on warm clothes, come here after the sunset and lay down on rocks and enjoy stars! You would never see so many stars as here! Charming!

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Morris County, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,320 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I say it has great views of the canyon, but in reality, it's hard to find a place on the south rim that doesn't. What makes this area special is that it's near the visitors center. It has good parking and is near the bus routes along the canyon.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For people who have difficulty or pain walking, this may still be a very accessible way to view the Grand Canyon and have the opportunity to walk a small portion of the rim trail. Landscape/ desert-like fauna between the Visitors Center and Mather Point on the rim trail is noteworthy too.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really wanted to show my husband the Grand Canyon and we only had a couple of hours to spare. We drove from Sedona to Mather Point where after a short walk there were amazing views of the canyon. We stopped at several view points during our stay and there was really only one lookout point that was congested with... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most popular spot for viewing the Grand Canyon and is always crowded. The views are absolutely spectacular.

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Saskatchewan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mather Point provides a great viewing spot of the Grand Canyon. It is on the Rim Trail and close to the Visitor Centre.

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Marysville
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent point in the Park. So much to look at. Had to get back on the road on the way to Florida so need to return to spend more time there.

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Far North Queensland - Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the views from here, it is such a wonderful place, it takes your breath away. lots of lovely walks and lookouts.

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Watervliet, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great canyon views as the canyon changes color as the sun sets. Plenty of views and room.Easy to get to.

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