Grand Canyon National Park
2009/2010 Accomplishment Report
Design for new visitor center exhibits
Filling a void of orientation and resolving an eight-year stalemate, the park is designing new interpretive and orientation exhibits for the Grand Canyon Visitor Center (formally known as Canyon View Visitor Center). Like the park orientation film, they will focus on introducing visitors to Grand Canyon’s six main interpretive themes. Kiosks outside the visitor center, accessible 24 hours a day, will provide additional orientation information.
The aim is to foster better visitor understanding and appreciation of the park and its resources and to forge emotional and intellectual connections with Grand Canyon and the rest of America’s national parks. Final plans were completed during summer 2010. The new exhibits will be built and installed in 2011. Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act fund revenues are paying for this project.
The Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center (South Rim). NPS Photo
The Grand Canyon visitor center in use. NPS photos