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Grand Canyon Sights

Yavapai Point

  • Observatory/Planetarium
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/25/2014

Fodor's Review

This is also one of the best locations on the South Rim to watch the sunset. Dominated by the Yavapai Geology Museum and Observation Station, this point displays panoramic views of the mighty gorge through a wall of windows. Exhibits at the museum include videos of the canyon floor and the Colorado River, a scaled diorama of the canyon with national park boundaries, fossils and rock fragments used to re-create the complex layers of the canyon walls, and a display on the

natural forces used to carve the chasm. Rangers dig even deeper into Grand Canyon geology with free ranger programs daily. Check ahead for special events, guided walks, and program schedules. There's also a bookstore.

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Sight Information


Adjacent to Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 86023, United States

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8–8; hrs vary in winter

Updated 04/25/2014


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