What’s New at the Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – AIR TOUR OPERATORS
February 5, 2014 - “I’m pleased that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has increased the flight allocations over the Grand Canyon National Park’s carefully managed airspace, making more air tours available to Park visitors who choose tour companies that use quiet technology aircraft,” said Senator McCain. “Air tours, and the unique sightseeing experience they provide, are an important part of the northern Arizona economy. While this is an important first step, I will continue to work with the National Park Service (NPS) and the FAA to further promote the use of quiet technology aircraft at the Grand Canyon.”
GRAND CANYON VISITOR CENTER
The Grand Canyon Chamber Visitor Center in Tusayan is now open! Let us help you plan your unique Grand Canyon adventure! Stop by the Visitor’s Center and check out all of the activities the park and Tusayan have to offer. The Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau is located in the town of Tusayan just 1 mile outside of Grand Canyon National Park. We are located across the street from the National Geographic IMAX Theater. The Visitor’s center is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. For dining, tours, maps and more visit the Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau. Contact us at (928) 638-2901.
JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
The Grand Canyon National Park Service has created a Junior Ranger Program for children 4-14. By completing certain requirements, children can be sworn in as a Grand Canyon National Park Junior Ranger. They even receive a badge and certificate! Pick up your Junior Ranger magazine when you get to the park and complete the requirements listed. More Information
There is new parking available inside the park at the visitor’s center at Mather Point. Mather Point is the number one viewpoint for tourists, as it is closest to the entrance station and a short walk from the newly opened visitor center, Canyon View Plaza.
BIG E STEAKHOUSE & SALOON
The Big E is the Grand Canyon dining spot to enjoy great food and great entertainment. No other Grand Canyon restaurant has this combination. Live Entertainment, a GIANT video wall, and Music into the night. It’s the place to be when the sun goes down!