Lookout Studio (a large gift shop and observing area in the Historic Village) as seen from the Rim Trail

A view of Lookout Studio from the Rim Trail - The Grand Canyon South Rim

Great views from Lookout Studio

Gorgeous views from Lookout Studio at the Grand Canyon's South Rim

Grand Canyon Village

Additionally, you can take a free shuttle around to the various observing areas, trails, and also to the Historic Village, where you will find gift shops, restaurants, lodging, historic sites of interest, and more beautiful views.

The historic El Tovar Hotel, built in 1905

The El Tovar hotel at the Grand Canyon south Rim

The Grand Canyon Railway has been transporting millions of people to the canyon since the early 1900’s.

The Grand Canyon Depot was built back in 1910.

Grand Canyon Railway

When you arrive in the Historic Village you will be able to explore these sights and many more. Read the following article for more information on The Grand Canyon Railway.

For more ideas on what to do during your Grand Canyon South Rim visit, be sure to look at my Exploring the Beautiful South Rim of the Grand Canyon article.

Admission & Directions

Entrance to the Grand Canyon is $35 per car or $60 for an annual pass. For the best value, purchase an annual pass to all national parks for just $80. This is an excellent deal as it includes admission to national parks, monuments, and refuges across the US.

To get to Mather Point by car, enter the following coordinates into your GPS: 36°03’32″N 112°06’33″W. After parking near the Visitor’s Center, you will be just a short walk away from Mather Point.