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Grand Canyon IMAX Theater
Grand Canyon IMAX Theater

Grand Canyon IMAX Theater

star-4.5
1,683 Reviews
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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Recent reviews from experiences in Grand Canyon National Park

star-4
Disappointed but satisfied
donnawicke, Jun 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
The bus was NOT luxury. Tight leg room for average person. Disappointed with no stop at Hoover Dam. I should have been informed ahead. Happy with both drivers, Tony and Ashley. Ashley did great when we blew a tire. Overall satisfied but will make sure I have better company for tour next time.
star-5
Excellent
Nancy_D, Jun 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Please know that the trip Is 15 hours total. We were picked up at 7:15am and back to the hotel almost at 1:00am. Phil was our driver and he was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. So glad that he got him. The view of the Grand Canyon was amazing.
star-5
Amazing views of the Grand Canyon
Michael_S, May 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
The driver, Rod and Susan, the guide were wonderful. Very informative. Bus ride was long but fine. For the money, A GREAT VALUE. Highly recommend. Not having to drive to the Canyon was a pleasure as all I had to do was sit back and enjoy.
star-5
Really enjoyed this tour
deb0rahmcintyre, 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.
star-5
Breathtaking!
Dossie_M, May 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
When we finally arrived at the Grand Canyon the view was breathtaking! The ride was a bit long on the way back we got a chance to see the Hoover Dam at night! A must see!
star-5
Small group Grand Canyon Tour from Las Vegas
Pamela_O, Mar 2020
Small-Group Grand Canyon South Rim Deluxe Tour from Las Vegas
It's a long drive, but well worth the trip. If you have limited time to see the canyon, this is a great choice. Leave the driving through the desert to these experienced drivers. Included breakfast & lunch (nothing fancy but very adequate) stops at Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, nice IMAX film at the visitors center, and stops at 3 different viewing spots at the canyon. Our guide was very informative and kept everyone on schedule to maximize our time at each stop. Even showed a movie in the Mercedes Sprinter Van on the drive back to Vegas. All in all, a long, but fantastic day.
star-5
An amazing adventure!
Shawn_R, May 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
The helicopter ride was amazing, the views were spectacular! It was very emotional for me because my husband passed away in January and he always wanted to take me there, It was a great day!
star-5
Grand Canyon
Joyce_H, Mar 2020
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Great view...went back few times..tour by jerry of buckwild was awesome...very knowledgable of history of grand canyon...his Indian history and culture was very educational
star-5
Grand Canyon
Joyce_H, Feb 2020
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Good trip for all american family friendly excursions...will keep coming back...beautiful amazing scenery
star-5
Wonderful one day trip to Grand Canyon. Don’t miss it!!
vsvramanan, Jan 2020
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Very well organised tour. Good choice of taking a helicopter tour (highly recommended). On time departure & arrival. The crew onboard were awesome. I would strongly recommend this tour for Grand Canyon. Thank you very much.
star-5
Grand Canyon tour !!!
Voyage757007, Nov 2019
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Dwayne and Bobbie made the trip fun and memorable!!! Information was helpful and the snow flurries / deer made our trip especially wonderful.
star-4
Grand Canyon spectacular but very long day
WoodysNz, Oct 2019
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
The Grand Canyon was absolutely breathtaking, a unique experience, well worth doing. The bus trip from Las Vegas though is exhausting. We had to be at a pick up point by 5.50am but didn't leave Vegas until 7.30am, annoying! Got back to our hotel at 11.30pm. We opted to do the hummer ride at the Canyon which was good.

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

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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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