Exploring the South Rim

Canyon View Information Plaza- the main visitor center for the park

Canyon View Information Plaza- the main visitor center for the park
 
 
Canyon View Information Plaza and Mather Point
 
The best place to start your visit to the South Rim is at Canyon View Information Plaza, located at the east end of Grand Canyon Village. Indoor and outdoor exhibits explain the geology and history of the Grand Canyon. You can buy books, DVDs, and souvenirs at the Books and More bookstore located in the plaza.
 
Mather Point
 
From Canyon View Information Plaza, you can follow a handicap-accessible paved trail a quarter mile out to spectacular Mather Point, the most visited and photographed viewpoint at the Grand Canyon. Mather Point is especially scenic at sunrise and sunset.
 
Ranger Programs
 
Free programs led by park rangers are a great way to get to know the canyon. The programs include guided walks, campfire talks, geology, and special subjects. See the Kids and Families page for details.