Grand Canyon: the masked goon years.
Grand Canyon: the masked goon years.

Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

A benchmark of any legendary attraction -- Stonehenge, the Eiffel Tower -- is measured in how many imitations trail in its wake. The Grand Canyon, despite its ponderous size, has copycats, too -- eager to bask in its name and attendant imagery (Grand Canyon of Mississippi, etc.). Some people hike to the bottom of the Canyon; most are content to pose family and friends at one of its many scenic overlooks, snap some pictures, and check it off their bucket list.

Mid-20th century Grand Canyon.
Mid-20th century Grand Canyon.

As a gauge of the Canyon's size: if you want to drive from South Rim Village to North Rim Village, it's 220 miles and roughly five hours.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park

Address:
S. Entrance Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Directions:
Grand Canyon National Park. I-40 exit 165. Drive north 58 miles on Hwy 64/S. Entrance Rd, which takes you to the south rim of the Canyon.
Admission:
$25.00 per car
RA Rates:
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Lucky Nose of Famous Bronze BurroLucky Nose of Famous Bronze Burro, North Rim, AZ - 10 mi.
Desert View WatchtowerDesert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon Village, AZ - 16 mi.
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Lumberjack Muffler Man - Inside, Flagstaff, AZ - 66 mi.

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