National Parks / Natural World in GRAND CANYON with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Grand Canyon has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Grand Canyon, Arizona offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Grand Canyon itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Grand Canyon Field Institute

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    Grand Canyon

    We offer fun and informative educational classes and tours for everyone, from thrill-seekers to chill-seekers. On day hikes, backpacks, and whitewater rafting trips, GCFI’s expert instructors share ...

  • Grand Canyon National Park

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    (4 miles) Flagstaff

    The infamous Grand Canyon is waiting for kids and families to be amazed by it's incredible grandeur! A great place to explore the roads, hike the trails or even get deep into the canyon itself and ...

  • Grand Canyon Sky Walk

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    (51 miles) Las Vegas

    Just like an eagle is able to fly across the grand canyon this tour allows you take the same view. This glass bridge suspends more than 4000ft above the Colorado River and stretches out 70ft from the ...

  • Buffalo Park

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    (64 miles) Flagstaff

    Explore nature in the most popular urban trail in Flagstaff, with a 2 mile loop within the park that lies on an ancient lava flow!

  • Walnut Canyon National Monument

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    (68 miles) Flagstaff

    Incredible rock formations, curved canyons, and former homes of ancient inhabitants can be explored in this stunning Arizona national monument.

  • Rainbow Bridge National Park

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    (71 miles) Page

    Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest known natural bridge. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, ...

  • Lake Powell

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    (73 miles) Page

    Explore the enchanting world of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell. This breathtaking landscape - extending into both Arizona and Utah - is like no other place on earth.

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  • Museum Of Northern Arizona

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    (63 miles) Flagstaff

    Visitors to MNA can view exhibits relating to the Museum's four main disciplines: anthropology, biology, geology, and fine art. The Museum has permanent exhibitsin five galleries and changing ...

  • The Grand Canyon Deer Farm

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    (55 miles) Williams

    Oh Deer! A sweet and fun Deer Farm where kids don't just look at the deer, but walk among them, and touch them!

  • Bearizona

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    (56 miles) Williams

    A North American wildlife park for those animal lovers in the family, where families can enjoy the wilderness and witness beautiful herds of wildlife roaming free around them - all from the safety of ...

  • Keepers of the Wild Nature Park

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    (96 miles) Valentine

    Visit a beautiful sanctuary that rescues, care and rehabilitate exotic and indigenous wildlife. Animal adventures for the kids in Arizona!

  • Grand Canyon Railway

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    (56 miles) Williams

    All aboard to Grand Canyon National Park! Book your Grand Canyon Railway reservation online on one of five classes of service on our vintage train from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park. Or, ...

  • Hatch River Expeditions

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    (64 miles) Flagstaff

    Adrenaline pumping and relaxing Grand Canyon river tours - from motorized and oar powered rafting, to kayaks. Great adventurous family fun in Flagstaff for kids!

  • Lowell Observatory

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    (64 miles) Flagstaff

    Located just one mile west of historic downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, Lowell's scenic Mars Hill campus is the site of our 6500-square foot Steele Visitor Center. We offer daytime guided tours at 15 ...

  • Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

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    (66 miles) Flagstaff

    Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, the Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure - a remarkable ...

  • John Wesley Powell Museum

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    (71 miles) Page

    The John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum and Visitor Information Center is the one-stop source for information of interest to people visiting Page, Arizona and the surrounding area.Within the museum, ...

  • Zipline Route 66

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    (56 miles) Williams

    Zipline right across the famous Route 66 during your Grand Canyon holiday!

  • Starlite Lanes

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    (66 miles) Flagstaff

    Fun family bowling in Flagstaff, with open bowling, bumpers, and cosmic bowling!

  • Flagstaff Nordic Center

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    (51 miles) Flagstaff

    Skiing fun, musical events, hiking, mountain bike trails...all super fun activities to do whilst at Flagstaff Nordic Center with the whole family!

  • Grand Canyon Caverns

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    (71 miles) Peach Springs

    Pick a tour type to suit and explore the caverns 21 stories down, including a ghost walk option, plus above ground there is a 9 hole frisbee golf course to enjoy, and one can also arrange trips from ...