The main observation area for the Grand Canyon, Mather Point includes a visitor center and parking for canyon hikers. The interactive visitor center introduces you to the natural wonder using high-tech displays, film, and hands-on exhibits. The highlight of Mather Point is the viewing platforms, which allow you to walk to the edge of the plateau for a breathtaking view of the canyon's painted walls. Consider attending a ranger talk in the rim-side amphitheater. Arrange your visit to Mather Point and discover more family-friendly attractions in Grand Canyon National Park using our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.
Mather Point reviews
Easy walking trail that I fully paved and wide. All you need to do is park near the visitor's center and walk! You will be rewarded with a great view. This area does get very crowded because it is... more »
Mather Point offers amazing views of the Grand Canyon. Just be prepared for a crowd. Despite the masses of fellow tourists clamoring for the perfect views and pictures, with a little patience and... more »
You will feel small looking at this magnificent magnitude. 100% nature work and there is no tiny photo that can capture its beauty. There are hikes that can be taken if you want to dive deeper in the Grand Canyon, but the view from the rim is a fantastic alternative if you prefer a bird's eye view without the exhausting hike.
Excellent view of the natural wonder... really should be on everybody’s bucket list. There’s a nearby visitor center and book store, and there are plenty of parking spaces. It is also well maintained. Just don’t go wandering beyond the safe zone.
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