Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy fine dining at the historic El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge on the South Rim.
Today, visitors arrive at the Grand Canyon either by train, car or bus and have hotel and dining options because of the Fred Harvey Company. When early pioneers began trekking to the rim they pitched tents, cooked over open fires and dined in the crisp open air on the edge of the canyon. By 1901, the Santa Fe, Topeka and Atchison Railroad increased the number of visitors who sought a place to sleep and eat in comfort. Four years later Fred Harvey’s son Ford opened El Tovar and offered upscale and economical rooms on the rim.
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