National Park Service: Yavapai Museum of Geology

Perched right on the very edge of the canyon rim at Yavapai Point, Yavapai Geology Museum offers one of the best vantage points for an overview of Grand Canyon geology.

Annotated displays at the base of the panoramic windows show you where to look to see each group of rocks. You can walk between rock column models of the North and South Rims, learn the names of the various rock layers, discover information about the geologic history recorded in the rocks, and visualize the carving of the modern landscape.

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Located at Yavapai Point, between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Village.

The Museum Features:

  • Bookstore and Museum Shop
  • Large Picture Windows for viewing the canyon
  • Exhibits (about the geology of Grand Canyon)
  • Daily Park Ranger Programs about geology.


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