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Grand Canyon: Things to do at South Rim?

What and in which order would you recommend to do in 2.5 days visit to South Rim of Grand Canyon, for family of 2 adults and one eight years old child. We are not that physically fit.

What things would you recommend to have with us. We'll be driving from Phoenix Arizona.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Jul. 22, 2013 in Entertainment

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    I have been to the Grand Canyon twice, but we never did any sort of activities, we just stopped because it was on our way to somewhere else. Have Fun. I always wanted to do the Helicopter tours. This is a picture of my Grandpa leading a tour down into the canyon in 1957


    Answer by cassie_kellison at 4:58 PM on Jul. 22, 2013

  • Wow, thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:01 PM on Jul. 22, 2013

  • charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 5:42 PM on Jul. 22, 2013

  • charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 5:43 PM on Jul. 22, 2013

  • Take them on a jeep tour. We went on the Indian Paintings tour with our 11 and 8 year olds and the guide kept our kids entertained and informed.

    Answer by RJ1234 at 7:29 PM on Jul. 22, 2013


    National Geographic Visitor Center IMAX® Film “Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets”

    Grand Canyon Visitor Center 5-minute walk from Mather Point

    Yavapai Point Great photo opportunity, fossil exhibit.

    Rim Trail between Mather Point and Yavapai Point

    FULL DAY - Ranger Interpretive Programs Information on history, geology, and wildlife.

    Flight Tours Reserve at National Geographic Visitor Center.

    IMAX film at the National Geographic Visitor Center

    Land Tours by Jeep, or Horse



    Answer by tiajones32 at 9:10 AM on Jul. 23, 2013

  • Don't miss's FREE! This movie is inside the park at the Grand Canyon Visitor’s Center. A Journey Of Wonder. It's 20 minutes - it was just short enough to keep the kids attention and it gives a great history of the Grand Canyon.

    Also, breakfast at The El Tovar. It's not cheap but you can order half breakfasts (which are huge) and sit right by a window with a great view of the Grand Canyon.


    Answer by RJ1234 at 2:24 PM on Jul. 25, 2013

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