The Grand Canyon has been admired for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the railroad arrived in 1901 that more people were able to access one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Photography studios, hotels, souvenir shops, concessioners, cabins and restaurants popped up in no time, creating the Grand Canyon Village. These buildings continue to allow visitors comfortable spaces to view the majesty of the Grand Canyon. El Tovar, where we had lunch, was known as the fanciest hotel west of the Mississippi when it opened in 1905. Staying in the Village overnight gave us the opportunity, like so many others before us, to witness the Grand Canyon change shape and colors as the earth moves swiftly around the sun.
4 thoughts on “Grand Canyon Village, South Rim”
You’ve captured some especially amazing photos in this blog…of your stay in the Grand Canyon Village…So glad you got to share this great experience with my granddaughter and experience this wonder of the world together as a family. Simply a place so beautiful beyond words…Thank you for sharing!!
It is beyond words. And beyond pictures too. They don’t do it justice.
Your photos are exceptional! The family shot could be your Christmas photo… if you weren’t going on so many more other amazing adventures. What a spectacular day you had. It has been a while since we’ve been to the Grand Canyon. Thanks for transporting us armchair travelers. WOW.
There is always room for another Christmas card pic! It’s been a great vacation! So happy we could sleep on the rim. That was a first.