Grand Canyon Celebratory Gathering June 15, 2011 6715
Dianna Sue Uqualla and James Uqualla of the Havasupai Tribe, perform a traditional dance at the Landmark and Tribal Medallion near Mather Point.
A gathering with guest speakers was held to celebrate recently completed improvements to the Mather Point and Grand Canyon Visitor Center areas. The event took place on June 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the new Mather Point Amphitheater. After the gathering, there was an open-house-style opportunity to visit six informational stations located at key points throughout the area.
The Mather Point and Grand Canyon Visitor Center improvements created much needed parking at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, a vehicle-free visitor experience at Mather Point, a new rim-side amphitheater and many informational and interpretive improvements to the visitor center plaza. Implementation of this plan has resulted in a vastly improved visitor experience. NPS Photo by Michael Quinn..