Recently we posted about the Grand Canyon Skywalk which has just opened to the general public. Blogger Tyler Griffin Hicks-Wright managed to visit a week ago and reports back that it actually costs $75 a head (not $25) to check out the Skywalk-
...each person in the line thought they were going to be paying $25 per person. In reality, the tribe was charging another $50 on top of the $25 for each person. You read that right, 75 bucks a pop. The "Question Answerer" explained it to us:
"The investor wants to get his, that's the $25. But it's our land, and we don't get any of that $25, so we have to get ours too, you know?"
Apparently you're not supposed to take pictures while you're out there either because of worries that dropped photo equipment could break the glass. Whether or not it's worth it is hard to say; while Tyler describes the structure as looking like a huge I-Beam propped over the edge, he had this to say about the actual experience itself-
The view and feeling of hovering were amazing. It really was the closest I've ever come to experiencing flight (unaided by plane or hot air balloon of course).
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