From arid deserts to snowy mountains and bright blue water, Arizona is full of diverse landscapes. Last year, over 6 million people visited the state's favorite national park too. If you are looking for things to do at the Grand Canyon, then you're in luck.

Below we've created a list of activities that are more than just a walk in the park. Some of them are free but you'll still need to pay for an entrance fee. They're $35 per vehicle or if you're riding in on the train, you can purchase an individual pass for only $20 per person. 

Whether you're an Arizona native or tourist, these activities are so unique that you'll want to add them to your bucket list ASAP

The Grand Canyon Railway

Price: $82 for adult coach seats (roundtrip)

Address: 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: Although you don't go through the park, you'll get scenic views along the way and you'll be able to take pics of the South Rim once you reach your destination.  

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Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder Film

Price: Free

When: The movie starts every hour and half-hour. 

Address: South Rim Visitor Center, S Entrance Rd, Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: The 20-minute flick will immerse you in the park's stunning scenery.

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West Rim Drive Shuttle Tour

Price: Free

When: Desert View Drive and Hermit Road are currently closed due to icy roads, you can check here for updates. 

Address: Hermits Rest Station, Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: This free shuttle bus tour will take you to nine scenic overlooks. Are you ready to take that Insta-worthy photo? 

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Desert View Point Watchtower

Price: Free 

When: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (Winter hours). Desert View Drive and Hermit Road are currently closed due to icy roads, you can check here for updates.

Address: Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: You can walk to the top of this 70-foot tall watchtower and get amazing views of the expansive canyon. 

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Colorado River Rafting Trip

Price: Half-day trips start at $86.62 for adults

When: TBD for 2020

Address: Page, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: Reservations are required far in advance but the rafting trip on the Colorado River will be well worth the wait! 

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South Rim Mule Ride

Price: $142.83 per person

When: Year-round (winter hours the ride departs at 10 a.m.)

Address: 10 Albright Street, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: You can get amazing views from the park on this unforgettable mule ride. 

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Plein Air Painting

Price: $850 per person

When: June 5 - 7, 2020

Address: Grand Canyon, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: This three-day excursion allows you to be one with nature. You'll get dramatic canyon views all while painting the landscape. 

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We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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