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The Historic District is the center of development on the South Rim. Although it can be hectic during peak tourist season, with some effort it is possible to squeeze some fascinating history out of this area. Railroad buffs will enjoy a visit to the Santa Fe Railroad Train Depot and can take a walking tour. The El Tovar Hodge is worth walking through to see what passed for luxury in 1900. The Hopi House and the Lookout Studio are wonderful architectural gems with exhibits explaining the flora/fauna, history of tourism, and the area's Native American past. The Kolb Studio clings precariously to the cliff side and houses interesting photography exhibits chronicling the early days of Grand Canyon exploration and daily life.

Short Walk: Parking is just steps away.

Family Friendly: Easy access, lots to see, a lot of bustling activity. Trains arrive/depart at least once per day.

Gem Type: Historic Site

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Megan W

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Jul 17, 2018
Brandi Turner
Jul 8, 2018
Dan Juth
Jul 7, 2018
Odaliz Zavala
Jun 24, 2018
Malcolm Anderson
a lot of history, great vistas.
Jun 18, 2018
Ashley Overstreet
Jun 6, 2018
Samantha Sekula
May 29, 2018
Elizabeth Danford
cool historic buildings, delicious mixed drinks on the patio bar of the El Tovar
May 25, 2018
Adam Grau

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