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Reason to Celebrate: Record Visitation and an Historic Anniversary for Grand Canyon West
Published on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 (3:07 p.m.)PEACH SPRINGS, ARIZ. (March 5, 2013) – Grand Canyon Resort Corporation/Grand Canyon West (GCRC) recently concluded its 2012 season with record-breaking 5,292 visitors to Grand Canyon West on December 27, and is planning to surpass that number in April, when the one-of-a-kind tourist destination celebrates its 25th anniversary.
“Twenty-five years is a testament to the firm foundation and strong history we have of providing an unmatched experience to visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Jennifer Turner, the CEO of GCRC. “At the same time, we’re boldly looking to the future, with new money-saving values and tour offers soon to be announced for March and April.”
Grand Canyon West celebrates its 25th anniversary on April 20 and expects visitation numbers to surpass its December 2012 record. This year also marks the 40th season for the Hualapai River Runners whitewater rafting trips now offered through GCRC.
“Whether it is delving deep into the rich culture and history of the Hualapai tribe, the adrenaline rush of a Hualapai River Runners whitewater rafting trip, or the thrill and excitement of the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Grand Canyon Resort Corporation has been proud to make it available to adventurous souls from all walks of life,” said Turner.
An anniversary celebration event for April is currently being planned.
To schedule a visit:
Please contact 888-868-9378 or 928-769-2636, or [email protected]
ABOUT GRAND CANYON RESORT CORPORATION
Grand Canyon Resort Corporation (GCRC) is wholly-owned by the Hualapai tribe and is located in Peach Springs, Arizona. In 1988, the Hualapai Indian tribe, which has occupied the land since 1883, purchased GCRC, which has welcomed millions of visitors each year to tour the area, including the nearby lodge, ranch, river rafting company, and Grand Canyon West. To further increase tourism in the area, the Hualapai built the Grand Canyon Skywalk in 2007. The Skywalk is a glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge that enables visitors to walk beyond the canyon walls at Grand Canyon West, suspending them 4,000 feet above the riverbed and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder.