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Grand Canyon IMAX Theater
Grand Canyon IMAX Theater

Grand Canyon IMAX Theater

star-4.5
1,828 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-5
Awesome!!!!
Eula, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
I really enjoyed the tour the driver/ tour guide was awesome. Yes I will tell my friends about it. When I visit Vegas I will call your company. B Blessed
star-5
Thee greatest experience
May_G, Jun 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
Highly recommend this tour!!! They made our experience great from the spots they took us down to the tour guide experience.
star-4
Pink Jeep is Okay
Pame, 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
Highly recommend!
Jessica_Y, Jun 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
The tour guide was great!! He answered all of our questions, he was very personable, and very accommodating. He bypassed the crowds so that we could get the best, uncrowded views.
star-5
Breathtaking
Alana_M, Jun 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
The scenery was beautiful. The experience probly could have been better if it wasn't raining, but was still able to enjoy it
star-5
Great information from Mike
Bob_L, Jun 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
All the information that Mike gave us. The wonderfull sights of the Grand Canyon that Mike took us to see.
star-4
WOW
Janet_T, Jun 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
The tour guide made the long trip enjoyable. He gave info on places we could see, played trivia and was a very good guide.
star-5
Great trip
Karen_L, Jun 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
On Emma 412 6/20 10 am. Guide had a lot of information! Hate can't remember her name. She was great! Tour and tour guide I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. And Viator is on point too! Keeping me updated and informed.
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
Great introduction to the canyon
Beth_O, Jun 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
Thomas, our guide was fantastic. My 9 and 10 year old granddaughters asked tons of questions and happily answered them all. He was super knowledgeable and nice.
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
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.

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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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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