gem icon Yavapai Museum of Geology

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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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Dec 29, 2016
Anup Chakravarthy
Dec 21, 2016
Eileen Herbert
First stop! Great ranger talk @ 2pm that explains (in understandable terms) geological evolution of GC. Robust, rich self-guided display of Canyon.
Nov 24, 2016
Tom Murray
Nov 23, 2016
Tom Murray
Oct 1, 2016
Ang…ôlica Pargas
Sep 26, 2016
My-Le Huynh
Sep 7, 2016
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Aug 18, 2016
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