questionsgrand canyon with kids - advice?

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sunscreen
camera
change of clothes
antibiotic lotion preferably with lidocaine

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Well this should go without saying... but the signs often get ignored.

DO NOT GO OVER THE FENCED/ROPED OFF AREAS.

And certainly don't swing your children over them >.>

As they might develop a sudden fear of heights...

Or wait... that was experience at the Grand Canyon when I was 8.

(Japanese relatives who couldn't read English, thought it'd be fun)

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Comfortable shoes for walking.

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Are you familiar with the plexiglass overlook ("skywalk")? It's in a different place than the usual viewing area, so if you want to do that you need to plan for it.
http://www.thecanyon.com/webpage.php/swmc/webpages/west-rim-grand-canyon-skywalk

We didn't do it because a. I don't like heights and b. no cameras are allowed. To me, what's the point of paying a fee for an extra scenic view if you have to leave your camera behind? My organic memory isn't good enough, I need my photos to back up my vacation memories.

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@moosezilla: Add hats. Binoculars are good, or a telephoto lens.