For more than a century since 1906, Verkamp's was the home and business of the Verkamp family. Their gift shop sold Grand Canyon souvenirs and Native American handicrafts. It was open as a store through September 17, 2008.

Verkamp's re-opened on November 26, 2008 as a visitor center and now hosts an information desk, bookstore, and exhibits about the pioneer history of Grand Canyon Village. It is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A short walk east of the El Tovar Hotel and the Hopi House, Verkamp's Visitor Center is located in one of the canyon's oldest buildings. The facility features:
  • Information Desk
  • Bookstore
  • Exhibits Grand Canyon Pioneer History
  • Ranger Programs
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