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This fascinating museum has three-dimensional models, powerful photographs, and interpretive exhibits that describe the complicated geologic story of the area. Be treated to useful explanations about how the canyon was formed via the deposition of rock layers, the uplift of the Colorado Plateau, and the carving of Grand Canyon. The bookstore within the museum is a great place to browse for gifts and there are also wonderful views from this spot.

On the Road: Steps to parking.

Family Friendly: This museum will answer all your kids' questions about how the Grand Canyon was formed!

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Megan W

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Jul 5, 2020
Sydney Urbaniak
It was closed but the viewpoint near it was beautiful. A squirrel got up close and personal with mom and posed for some pictures before she ran away.
Mar 1, 2020
Kaitlynn Alicia
Dec 5, 2019
Tyler Shepard
Oct 11, 2019
Meggie Tran
Supposedly the best place for geologists! Lots of info about geology and canyon formation. Really tight gift shop.
Sep 18, 2019
Victoria S
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Aug 5, 2019
Heidi Betschart
Wonderful views of the canyon and quite informative.
Aug 3, 2019
Ashley Whitney
Jul 30, 2019
Tamara Potter

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