yes, I'm an avid collector of refrigerator magnets too besides the shot glasses and when visiting a destination, The first thing that I would buy are the shot glasses and the refrigerator magnets and here on a visit at the south rim of the grand canyon, it is no different that I must buy these, and the variety and kinds of ref magnets here in the hoover dam souvenir stalls at the grand canyon visitor center at the south rim in Maher Point are varied and are numerous. and they range from the plastic type to the aluminum or magnetized and porcelain type and they typically costs from $ 2.99 to $ 8.99 a piece, depending on the style or the materials and the designs.
beside buying the Grand Canyon Fridge Magnet, I also bought an Arizona Fridge Magnet Too.
Having been an avid Collector of Refrigerator Magnets and Shot Glasses, I must buy a shot glass of The State of Arizona, besides the Iconic Grand Canyon here in the Visitor's Center of the South Rim in Maher's Point to be a part of my extensive colection of Shot Glasses at home and here, you can buy a variety of the Arizona Shot Glasses as souvenir items at the Visitors Center which has souvenir shops selling it and they are available in different types and themes like frosted glass, pewter, aluminum, tempered glass and more and have a number of designs. they retail from $ 2.99 to 8.99 a piece, depending on the type and design you want.
We visited the Grand Canyon in 2007, unfortunately the helicopters were grounded.
We took Route 66 towards The Hoover Dam & stayed overnight in a real old motel with cowboy breakfast in the restaurant at the entrance to the Grand Canyon Caves. The caves were amazing and still contained the barrels of dried food and water which the US government had stored there in nuclear times.
We continued on to Diamond Creek. We had to get a permit which cost just a few dollars, to enter the Indian reservation and drove right the way through the canyon down to the Colorado River. We could not understand why no one was doing trips or hiring four wheel drives for the drive through the canyon. It has to be the USA's best kept secret. One other vehicle made the trip when we were there plus someone on horseback.
The scenery is stunning and the colours of the sandstone rocks amazing. It was the highlight of our trip and really cheap. We saw a lot of wildlife in the canyon and nature in the raw which
was absolutely brilliant
At the ranch they give a corny re-enactment of a shoot out, show you a buffalo, do a cattle drive, give a wagon ride, and allow you to ride the horses. It really is not worth the money nor all that fun. Plus one of the women there that was in charge of the wagon ride did not seem to care about those of us who had to be back on bus to take us back to our hotels. There really is not that much scenery either. The only thing that is good is that the food is served in a slightly airconditioned room.
At the same point of the skywalk is an area where the Indians dress up in local garb and perform a number of tribal dances. You can take pictures of them and with them. They ask for a small donation to preserve and maintain the land.
A lot of people looked down and were really scared. I am from NY so it was nothing to me really. I am used to high heights. Be prepared and brace yourself, if you are not.
You are not to bring bags or your camera onto the skywalk. You will have to pay $1 to put your bags in a locker. If your items are small then wear cargo pants and hide your valuables in there.
The USGS has a triangulation station near Hopi Point. You mission: to find it! I put this picture here for the techies among us.
Have not had time to search for the official site for this marker but this site contains alot of information about mapping the canyon:
If you are looking to e-mail your friends, or to feed your addiction to VT, skip the expensive internet access stations located at the hotels.
You can get reasonable internet access at $5.00 for 50 minutes at the Grand Canyon Library.
The library is located in a group of historic buildings by the Grand Canyon Depot, near the El Tovar Lodge. It can get busy, and they recommend phoning ahead to book a spot, but it's not usually necessary.
They are open from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturdays.
The south rim is one of the first points where you get to see the full effect of the beauty of the grand canyon! It was Yaki Point, then we went over to the El Tovar Hotel and glimpesd out at the splendor, which always takes my breath away!! It was in the mid 80's at the south rim.
This tower is at the Desert view area. Many people think this tower is an indian ruin but it was designed by Mary Colter in 1930 for the Fred Harvey Company!
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We stayed here for two nights in June 2010. The hotel gave us a great base for exploring the South...more
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