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Grand Canyon IMAX Theater
Grand Canyon IMAX Theater

Grand Canyon IMAX Theater

450 Arizona 64, Tusayan, AZ

The Basics

The film screened within this IMAX theater gives viewers the sensation of traveling through the 277 miles (446 kilometers) of the Grand Canyon, soaring over the canyon rim, white water rafting down the Colorado River, and going back in time to uncover the history of this natural wonder.

Visitors can upgrade their IMAX experience to include a light meal and drink to enjoy during the screening. You can also grab a bite to eat after the movie at the Explorer’s Cafe, do some shopping at the Official National Geographic Store, or learn about the Inner Canyon from visitor center staff.

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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
star-4.5
$108.90 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great views
The tour was excellent. Our tour guide,Mike, was informative and personable. Great way to sense the grand scale of the Grand Canyon.
Garyg, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Grand Canyon National Park

star-5
Perfect way to spend a day
Janet, Oct 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
The bus was super clean/picked up on time/ the drivers were knowledgeable and very friendly. Did several stops so the long drive didn’t feel horribly long
star-4
Very good experience,...
JOSE_H, Dec 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Very good experience, thank you !! A little out of schedule . That’s all I have to say . Merry Christmas and happy new year!!😊
star-5
The definition of scenic!
Christine_W, Dec 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
The view the awe, the bus ride through AZ was just as scenic , which I had no idea it would be.Amazing. Bus driver Ozzie was wonderful!
star-5
Grand Canyon (South Rim)
Katie_J, Oct 2019
Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
Great tour! Lucy was our tour guide and she was so fun and informative! Jeep was clean, comfortable, and an excellent way to taken in the beautiful Grand Canyon!
star-5
Tour guide: Scott Burton
Diana_C, Sep 2019
Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
What a great tour guide! Not only Not only was he very knowledgeable, he had a great sense of humor. Burt was very helpful taking our pictures, answering all of our questions, all the whole being concerned for our safety.
star-4
the trip to behold. it was a great trip for me. Only one problem for me was the pick info i also missed the trip
John_E, Dec 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
seeing it in all it’s beauty. what ah seight. and for me one of the highlights was the majestic evening sunset. thanks to phil he gave us the opportunity to take it all in. he was great!
star-5
Love take the tour
Sweet_T, Nov 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Experiencing the grand canyon.And Arizona with my friend's. It was cold but the best trip ever and history
star-4
Beautiful views and educational fun ride.
Jasmine_J, Nov 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Ossy, the driver and tour guide was GREAT. He told us about every important landmark along the way and was very timely. He told us key details in order to maximize our time, views and ultimate experience. He made the trip enjoyable. I would definitely go again. Maybe more time at the canyon to walk from Mather to Bright Lodge would be helpful. Also the IMAX movie needs to be updated.
star-4
Spectacular views ,...
Katie_L, Nov 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Spectacular views , quality transportation from Vegas. The Hummer tour was well worth it. Our guide Ted was helpful, knowledgeable and fun.
star-4
Pink Jeep is Okay
Pamela_B, Jun 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
Our guide Haley was full of knowledge and exceptional. The ride was a bit lackluster not certain if side seating is best for the total view.
star-5
Great Day Trip
Donna_I, Oct 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
The sites were breath taking, strongly recommend. The Grey Line Bus was very enjoyable and driver was knowledgabe.
star-5
Really enjoyed this tour
Deborah_M, Sep 2019
2-Day Grand Canyon Tour from Las Vegas
We had John as our tour guide and myself and my friend found him very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. His humour was really enjoyable also. We liked the fact this tour was designed for small numbers as it made us feel heard and also we weren't struggling to hear what was being said.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Grand Canyon IMAX Theater is a must-see for first-time visitors and families traveling with kids.

  • Purchase your IMAX tickets ahead of time to skip the queue and avoid disappointment.

  • The theater is wheelchair accessible and offers seating for eight wheelchairs.

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How to Get There

The IMAX theater is located within the Official National Geographic Visitor Center at the South Rim entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. The easiest way to get here is by car, and the nearest commercial airport is Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in Grand Canyon National Park

How to Spend 2 Days in Grand Canyon National Park


When to Get There

The Grand Canyon IMAX film is shown every hour on the half-hour daily throughout the year (with shorter hours in winter). Plan to see the movie before you visit the Grand Canyon to get some context, and plan to book your tickets ahead of time, as the line can get long, especially during the summer.

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Imax By the Numbers

The IMAX screen at the Grand Canyon is 4,500 times bigger than an average TV screen, with 12,000 watts of digital surround sound to help you feel like you’re there. The cameras used to shoot IMAX footage weigh up to 100 pounds (45 kilograms) for 2D and 265 pounds (120 kilograms) for 3D. If you were to shine an IMAX light projector from the moon, we could see it on earth with the naked eye.

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