Grand Canyon Visitor Center and IMAX
In Tusayan near Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim, you'll find exhibits, park advice and the movie "Grand Canyon Rivers of Time" on an IMAX screen.
Just minutes from Grand Canyon’s South Rim Entrance sits the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and IMAX in Tusayan, Arizona. Head here to learn more about the canyon and area attractions. For more than 25 years, the center has welcomed visitors and shared the area’s history through exhibits. The friendly, knowledgeable staff are a great resource for all things related to Grand Canyon.
You also can purchase a Grand Canyon park pass and pick up free maps and information. The free Grand Canyon National Park Shuttle leaves seasonally from here. So do guided Pink Adventure Tours, and you’ll find an Adventure Store with products from Columbia, Yeti and Kuhl. And you can eat at the Explorers Cafe and enjoy fresh deli sandwiches, Pizza Hut pizza and ice cream.
Grand Canyon IMAX Theater
The IMAX with Laser theater was renovated in 2023 to allow guests an incredible movie-going experience with crystal-clear images and precision sound.
Journey through 4,000 years of the Grand Canyon’s history when you watch the movie Grand Canyon Rivers of Time on an IMAX with Laser screen. The 37-minute film is a fantastic primer for you to learn about the incredible national park you’re about to experience from Native American tribes to wildlife to river history.
The film, which is shown on a six-story-high screen, is shown every hour on the half hour during business hours, which change seasonally. Insider’s tip: buy your IMAX tickets online at explorethecanyon.com to save up to 20%. While at the visitor center, buy your park pass, good for seven days. At no extra cost, it will enable you to use a special entry lane and avoid payment lines at the park entrance station.
The staff can help give you information and tips on the area. You also can pick up area maps. Whether you choose to hike down into the Grand Canyon or stand at the edge and peer over, seeing the IMAX film will give you a greater understanding of this magnificent natural wonder.
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