Village Loop Dr & S Entrance Rd, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
AVERAGE USER RATING
Contact:+1 928 638 2631
Open Hours: 9am-5pm daily
One of the prominent legends in America's hospitality industry was Fred Harvey, a native born Londoner. He founded the ... More
Bright Angel History Room
One of the prominent legends in America's hospitality industry was Fred Harvey, a native born Londoner. He founded the Fred Harvey Company in 1876 and was instrumental in providing finer dining facilities for stops along the Santa Fe Railroad route. He was well known for the "Harvey Girls," those young, attractive, well-clad women who cheerfully served the travelers. A bit of that history is preserved at the Bright Angel Lodge 's History room, which opened in the late 1960s. Exhibits on display include memorabilia such as early menus, a carriage, pictures and plates. Postcards and other items are on sale. Admission is free.
The Bright Angel Lodge at the Grand Canyon is in many ways disappointing, it is always crowded, and I normally avoid it. EXCEPT-- do not miss the History Room! The centerpiece is the Mary Colter fireplace that depicts the geologic strata of the Grand Canyon but you will also found fascinating historic furniture, information about the Harvey Girls, historic postcards, and more. After the fireplace, my favorite is the life size model, in historic dress, of a guide. Of course, the bronze of Brighty of the Grand Canyon, the famous burro, is right outside in the lobby. Spend 30 minutes and learn so much!
Of the two maintained trails in the south rim, this 6.3 mile trail is the less traveled. While it affords
extensive views in both directions, it offers no shade and is considered steep, descending 4,500 feet to the river ...
Registered as an Historical Landmark, this rustic lodge and cabins was designed by architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter in the
mid 1930s. The lodge offers a wide range of affordable accommodation, as well as restaurants, a gift shop, a ...
Many sightseers agree that Lipan Point provides one of the most extraordinary views of the Grand Canyon. At this point,
hikers meet the trailhead for the difficult Tanner Trail . Below, the Grand Canyon reaches is greatest depths. From ...