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Meteor Crater

At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
928 289 2362
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Ranked #3 of 7 attractions in Winslow
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Geologic Formations, Parks, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are driving in the area, this is an excellent place to take a small detour to. Well presented,extremely interesting. A nice place to learn about Meteors. Didn't bother with the rim walk, don't think one would gain much from it. It's a fascinating natural phenomenon. A bit to the east is the petrified Forrest and painted desert.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Look at what a big ole meteor did to the earth...amazing! This is also where Dr Moissan discovered the silicon-carbine gem stone named after him "Moissanite" - which is now laboratory made. Anyway, make sure to watch the 20 minute video to learn all about how this happened. The staff actually lives on site in dorms because it is so... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were pushed for time when we visited, so we didn't get time to take the tour, but for the entrance cost I would recommend it. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. the views are lovely from the viewing platforms and there are telescopes set up so you can look around the crater. The museum is very interesting too.

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Boise, Idaho
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104 reviews 104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It is a big hole, true, but the private owners have managed to turn this into a two hour stop with an emphasis on everything related to meteors, asteroids, and astronauts. There is a lot of science and learning and some interactive exhibits. My suggestions - more water fountains - this is the desert. The two videos, one is five... More

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is a big hole in the Arizona desert. The story is; 50000 years ago a meteor ended its 500 million year long race through space in a collision with earth. It left a crater nearly a mile across and more than 550 feet deep. The attraction cost about $15 for seniors, and pets are not allowed. There is a... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The first proven and best preserved meteor crater on the entire planet. How can you pass that up? My family had a great time visiting this unique location in the middle of the high desert. Our tour guide, Steven, was well informed and made our tour a lot of fun. Great site for pictures.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This is a very clean and well organized private attraction. Entrance fee is around $15 per. If you get the chance take the tour with Edwardo, not only extremely knowledgeable, but also includes makes the tour very entertaining with his humor.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was on my way to Petrified National Park from Flagstaff, decided to take a quick look at the "hole". I've seen pix on Google, didn't expect to get any better views by standing on the ground. Plus this place is not run by uncle Sam so they got tiny pocket to burn and relatively higher admission fee, I expected... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great stop! Fascinating place and well organized. The walking tour was informative and the exhibit interesting. Worth the stop!

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houston
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I say 'good tourist attraction' because it is privately owned. It is a very nice facility with museum, theatre which has two shows, gift shop, tours and of course, the crater. It is expensive, but there is a cheaper alternative later in the day. If you have never been there and are going down I-10 it is worth stopping.

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