Grand Canyon Visitor Centers
If you’re heading to Grand Canyon National Park one of your first stops should be a Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Visitor Center staff and volunteers can help you plan find Grand Canyon tourist attractions, get directions and learn about current conditions in Grand Canyon National Park and the surrounding area. Speaking with a real person is a great way to answer any questions you have about the canyon and most VC’s have free maps and guides as well as books, souvenirs and other things you want to pick up for your vacation.
Grand Canyon National Park has seven different visitor centers on the South Rim between Desert View and Grand Canyon Village. Each visitor center offers trip planning information, unique educational exhibits and vastly different views of the canyon. Open hours vary in winter and summer. The North Rim has one visitor center, which is only open seasonally (usually May 15th-Ocotber 15th). There are also Visitor Centers on the West Rim and East Rim run by the Navajo, Hualapai and Havasupai Tribes and other visitor Centers outside the park managed by Kaibab National Forest as well as some private businesses. Read the guide below to learn more.