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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 9 Attractions in Winslow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you're going to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, or even leaving to head to New Mexico, don't forget to check out this site! It was much bigger in person than the photos led me to believe, and had more to do than just peer over the crater. They had a movie showing the effects of the crater, and a museum... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great sight to see. Nice place with good facilities and friendly staff. Felt it was a little pricey for entry however. Overall, very pleased we went.

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Kent UK
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21 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had looked forward to visiting Meteor Crater since our grandson told us how he learnt about it at school and this year we were able to get there and really enjoyed the visit and found it to be very interesting. The entrance fee is fairly expensive but it is very interesting and the buildings are quite modern with well... More

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Bildeston, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I still can't believe I have seen a real meteor crater! Definitely worth going out of your way to see. Weather was awful when we were there, but we were still able to go out to the viewing points. The crater is amazing. The displays inside explain all about it, which is very interesting and the 5 minute film was... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I visited the crater on the way back to Flagstaff form the Painted Desert. There is not much to see as there are a few viewpoints within the building. I spent about an hour there including seeing the video explaining how meteors crash to earth. The place is modern and well kept, and they are planning further expansion. My main... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A very interesting stop. 1-2 hours covers a movie, guided tour of the site and a genuinely interesting attraction. The local staff are great. They are jus working there, there knowledge and interest in the crater is evident. Very nicely done visitors center. We expected a 15 minute stop. Look in the crater... pause.. get going. It is much more... More

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Kingman, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ok I grew up in Arizona and pretty much knew what Meteor Crater was going to look like. Who hasn't seen pictures of it before? What I didn't expect was the ridiculous price to get in. $18 a person. There isn't much to do once you get inside. You can take a short walk with a tour guide to view... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The meteor which arrived 50,000 years ago smashed into a desert, so that there are no trees, hills or valleys to obscure the outline. It has eroded only a few feet, so it truly looks like a moon crater, so much so that NASA used it for training moon astronauts. There is an excellent explanatory film, and a very good... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a must see if in the Winslow area. Well put together indoor displays, educational. Big hole on the ground, but it gave me a sense of awe. Great universe.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I enjoyed the Meteor Crater. It's a massive hole in the ground. Do the tour, its included with your admission, it runs 20-30 min. Its good for all ages.

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