Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

New Amphitheater at Mather Point in the Grand Canyon

January 24, 2011, 11:33 am

The Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park dedicated a new rim-based amphitheater and landmark feature at Mather Point on Grand Canyon’s South Rim on Monday, October 25, 2010.

The new amphitheater allows park visitors to view the Canyon’s famous vistas from a beautiful location, while seated on native limestone. The amphitheater’s setting, adjacent to the rim seats approximately 50 – 80 people providing space for ranger talks or viewing the Canyon’s sunrise and sunsets in a peaceful spot.

The landmark feature, honoring the Native American Tribes affiliated with Grand Canyon National Park, is also created from native limestone. This feature has a plaza with a meeting area for visitors walking to and from Mather Point. Stone slabs in the construction include etchings inspired by stories with input gathered from these tribes.

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