Grand Canyon Visitor Center is where your Grand Canyon adventure begins
Who better than the Official Visitor Center to help you create the trip of a lifetime? We provide our guests with a variety of tour options and the ability to purchase pre-pay passes to the park. We have information about the Inner Canyon and the local area that includes lodging, attractions, shopping, dining and events. The Grand Canyon Visitor Center itself is home to the most famous IMAX® movie theater of all time and has the Explorer’s Café for our hungry travelers. Our Staff is knowledgeable, friendly and able to help you make the most out of your time at the National Park. We even have an Official Store where guests may purchase branded merchandise, souvenirs, books, dvds, outfitter gear and more.
What you will find at the Visitor Center
The Visitor Center, located in Arizona at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the first place for guests to stop, both online and offline, to find the most comprehensive information to help create their Grand Canyon experience.
Talk To The Local Representatives
The local representatives that are on staff have lived in the area of the Grand Canyon for a long time and have experienced all that the National Park and surrounding areas offer. They are a great source of information and can offer guests excellent advice about traveling in and around the Grand Canyon areas.
Grand Canyon IMAX Theatre
Experience the history of the Grand Canyon and marvel at the amazing scenery while sitting comfortably in the IMAX Theater. The movie is visually stunning and delivered in a thrilling, non-stop, filmed adventure complete with realistic sounds and the sensation of motion only made possible by IMAX® technology. Our screen is a towering 6 stories high and through the power of IMAX takes you places it would take a lifetime to see in person. Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time in IMAX is a perfect start to your Grand Canyon adventure.
Grand Canyon Dining
The Grand Canyon Visitor Center is home to Explorers Cafe which has a large variety of food options including Pizza Hut Express. Save time and order food online. Your food and beverages will be prepared and ready within 15 minutes of ordering or you can schedule a convenient pickup time using the selection tool before checkout.
Pre-Purchase Park Entrance Passes
With no additional cost to purchase your pass ahead of time at the Visitor Center, pick up your pass to enter the Park area at the South Rim, and save yourself time.
America the Beautiful passes are available for purchase at the center. A pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.
Electrify America Grand Canyon EV Charging Station
The Grand Canyon Visitor Center has six newly installed charging stations. Our Direct Current (DC) chargers offer the fastest charging speeds (Ultra-Fast 150 kW and Hyper-Fast 350 kW) —letting you charge in as little as 30 minutes! That means you can drop in and watch the IMAX movie, Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time, or visit our gift shop and check out our dining options and in no time, your car is ready to take you to the most amazing place on earth! Learn more about the station here.
Browse through all the available sightseeing tours available at the National Park. With a large variety of guided trips & excursions and adventures, there is something to please every physical capability or age group. Choose from exciting aerial flights and a variety of Grand Canyon Pink Jeep Tours to enhance your experience. Our courteous and friendly staff can provide additional information.
Learn About the History of the Grand Canyon Through Interactive Exhibits
Visual images and other interactive exhibits are all a part of the Visitor Center experience and allow guests to learn about the history of the Canyon. Learn about the geology of the Canyon and experience the science behind the creation of the majestic park. Actual wooden dories from the filming of the John Wesley Powell expedition in the IMAX Movie, Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time.