Grand Canyon Village is the center of activity and the transportation hub for the South Rim of the park. The village is the only place where the railroad reaches the rim of the canyon.
In the Village you will find the Historic District, the heart of development on the South Rim, predominantly built by the Santa Fe Railroad during the first half of the 20th Century. Several of the buildings date from the early 1900s, including Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio and Hopi House.
Market Plaza is the Business Center of the Village. Here you will find a general store and deli, a bank, post office, and cafeteria at Yavapai Lodge. Market Plaza has a large parking lot (B) and is in a central location. It is a good place to park and access the park's free shuttle system.
Mather Point and the Rim Trail have reopened. You may walk to the canyon rim by following the signed pedestrian paths leading from the Visitor Center Area to the Rim Trail. You may still see workers completing construction projects and cleaning up the area.