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Grand Canyon, AZ: Be There For Centennial Celebrations PDF Print E-mail

The National Park was officially created on February 26, 1919, and special events are scheduled from that date throughout this year. There will be Earth Day in April, stargazing events in late June and a Native American heritage day in November.

There are many travel opportunities for transportation to the area. For visitors from Great Britain, American Airlines offers a new direct daily flight from Heathrow to Phoenix, Arizona. Private car, bus, train and other ground transportation travel the 220 miles north from Phoenix to the park.

In 1919, Grand Canyon had 44 thousand visitors. Today it welcomes five million annually. For scheduled events and other info, go to nps.gov/grca

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