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Kolb Studio Review

Built over several years beginning in 1904 by the Kolb brothers as a photographic workshop and residence, this building provides a view of Indian Garden, where, in the days before a pipeline was installed, Emery Kolb descended 3,000 feet each day to get the water he needed to develop his prints. Kolb was doing something right; he operated the studio until he died in 1976 at age 95. The gallery here has changing exhibitions of paintings, photography, and crafts. There's also a small Grand Canyon Association store here. During the winter months, a ranger-led tour of the studio illustrates the role the Kolb brothers had on the development of the Grand Canyon. Call ahead to sign up for the tour.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Grand Canyon Village near Bright Angel Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, 86023 | Map It
  • Phone: 928/638–2771
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Apr.–mid-Oct., daily 8–7; mid-Oct.–Apr., daily 8–6
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  • Location: Grand Canyon South Rim
Updated: 04-25-2014

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