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Grand Canyon Facilities

Food/Supplies/Bank/Post Office

Available Facilities - SOUTH RIM: Groceries, supplies, a bank, and a post office are located at Market Plaza in Grand Canyon Village. The Village Route shuttle bus stops at Market Plaza. NORTH RIM: There is a small camper store adjacent to the North Rim Campground.

Museums

Kolb Studio, South Rim
Open All Year 8am - 5pm
Location - Located in the Village Historic District, at the Bright Angel trailhead. (South Rim) Additional open hours after 5pm vary seasonally.
Special Programs - Kolb Studio Art Exhibits, Opening October 4: One with the Canyon. Grand Canyon artist and legend Bruce Aiken has worked and lived at the canyon for thirty years - most of that time at the pumphouse deep in the canyon at Roaring Springs. Off-duty hours are spent capturing on canvas the many moods and facets of his "Mistress," the Grand Canyon.
Exhibits - Once the home and business of the Kolb brothers, pioneering photographers at Grand Canyon, this building has been restored. The bookstore and auditorium are open to the public. Art exhibits are on display in the auditorium.

Tusayan Museum, South Rim
Open All Year 9am-5pmLocation - The museum is located 3 miles west of Desert View and 22 miles west of the Grand Canyon Village on Desert View Drive. (South Rim)
Closures - May be closed during inclement weather.
Special Programs - A visit to Tusayan Ruin and Museum will provide a glimpse of Pueblo Indian Life at Grand Canyon some 800 years ago. A self-guiding trail leads through the adjacent 800-year-old ruin. Ranger-led ruin tours are offered daily at 11am and 1:30pm.
Exhibits - Exhibits of Pueblo Indian life at Grand Canyon 800 years ago. Free admisssion
Available Facilities - Educational materials about the park and region are sold in the Grand Canyon Association bookstore.» top of page

Yavapai Observation Station - South Rim

Open All Year 8am - 5pm
Location - Located 5 miles north of the park's south entrance. (South Rim)
Exhibits - Contains temporary exhibits about the fossil record at Grand Canyon. A panorama of the canyon is visible through the building's large windows.
Available Facilities - Educational materials about the park and region are sold in the Grand Canyon Association bookstore. Public restrooms located next to the parking lot. Additional open hours after 5pm vary seasonally.» top of page

Visitor Centers

Canyon View Information Plaza, South Rim
Open All Year 8am to 5pm
Location - Canyon View Information Plaza is located at Mather Point. Access is via shuttle bus to Canyon View Information Plaza. Ride the Village Route bus. Additional open hours after 5pm vary seasonally.
Closures - Outdoor exhibits may be viewed anytime (however the lights at Canyon View Information Plaza are turned off at 9pm).
Special Programs - 1:00pm, daily, "Lure of the Canyon" - What lures people to the Grand Canyon? Make your own connections as you are introduced to Grand Canyon National Park. Program may include a short walk on a paved path.
Exhibits - Several outdoor exhibits provide a variety of information about Grand Canyon National Park and what to do once at the park.
Available Facilities - Restrooms, pay phones, bookstore, and shuttle bus stops. The canyon rim is only a short stroll away.

DESERT VIEW INFORMATION CENTER, SOUTH RIM
Open All Year 9am to 5pm
Location - Located at the park's east entrance on the South Rim.
Closures - Open daily as staffing permits.
Available Facilities - Orientation, park information, and books are available. Public restrooms located nearby.

NORTH RIM VISITOR CENTER
Open from mid-May to mid-October 8am to 6pm
Location - Adjacent to the parking lot on Bright Angel Peninsula.
Closures - The North Rim Visitor Center is open from mid-May to mid-October only.
Special Programs - Interpretive programs offered seasonally.
Available Facilities - Public restrooms located in back of the building.Wilderness Information Centers

Backcountry Information Center, North Rim
Open from mid-May to mid-October 8am-noon, 1-5pm
Phone - 928-638-7875, M-F, 1-5pm
Location - At the North Rim Ranger Station.
Special Programs - ALL overnight camping below the rim requires a backcountry permit. A fee of $10/permit and $5/person per night is charged.

BACKCOUNTRY INFORMATION CENTER, SOUTH RIM
Open All Year 8am - noon, 1 - 5pm, everyday
Phone - 928-638-7875, M-F, 1-5pm
Location - On the South Rim adjacent to Parking Area E, it is also accessible via the Village Route shuttle bus.
Special Programs - ALL overnight camping below the rim requires a backcountry permit. A fee of $10/permit and $5/person per night is charged.
Available Facilities - The Backcountry Information Center public information phone line is only answered from 1-5pm, Monday - Friday.» top of page
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