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Address: At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone Number: 928 289 2362
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50,000 years ago a huge nickel meteorite hit the earth forming a crater...

50,000 years ago a huge nickel meteorite hit the earth forming a crater that is 550 feet deep, 2.4 miles in circumference and a very popular tourist stop.

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Meteor crater visit

Although slightly pricy, this was a fun visit where both my teenagers were interested and engaged. It was fun to explore the museum and see the short videos. It was also fun to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Edd R
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Denver, Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although slightly pricy, this was a fun visit where both my teenagers were interested and engaged. It was fun to explore the museum and see the short videos. It was also fun to go outside and explore the crater from several vantage points. The telescopes on the platform over the edge of the crater we also fun!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and beautiful to see, but admission is too expensive. It includes a "multimedia movie" (which is just a 10 minute video with a 3D animation of the crater forming being shown again and again) , 3 rim viewpoints(which were very windy when we came),and a museum, which is pretty good,but is very small(when compared to advertising promising a... More 

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Jersey City, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes it's just a hole in the ground but it's awesome knowing what created the hole! We were late but were still able to get great pics!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting well-done museum with thorough history. Information on the astronauts was knew to me. But with 103 mile an hour gusts we could only look at the crater through a picture window.

Thank JillConnecticut
Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit - open up your imagination - this is real- A huge object crashed here! Visitor centre has excellent film, exhibits, big gift shop, small food area, walk out along the rim is about 1 mile in total - well- informed guide.

Thank RuthAnne H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We traveled from Mesa Az up 87 to Winslow and then west on Old Rt. 66 to the entrance of the Meteor Visitors Center and site. We were impressed with the Visitors Center which provided an extensive museum, film, GIft Shop, Tribute to our astronauts and even a Subway PLUS the Meteor and platforms to view it from various positions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As I drove up to this I was almost overcome with emotion. To think what crashed here came from millions of miles away and this is it's foot print on our Planet.

Thank Luke T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably as close to seeing a crater on the moon as you are going to get! Interesting from both a geologic standpoint and a slice of history of the Nasa space program. I was impressed by how welcoming and appreciative the staff was... definitely not the usual indifference one finds at tourist attractions. Go !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw the crator about 20 years ago. No parking spots, no signs and for free. Now it is privately owned, some fancy signs, big building, and they charge 18USD entry free per person. Just to put things in perspective. I still think it is amazing spot to check out... but you get a 7 day all access pass for... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had watched this on documentaries and wanted to be sure to see it. The crater is amazing. It boggles the mind to think that something from outer space hit the earth here. Admission includes a small but nice museum and a movie. The winds were very strong so they weren't giving the tours but they did offer a talk... More 

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