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Meteor Crater

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Address: At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone Number: 928 289 2362
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: 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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Unexpected history lesson

Had heard about it but wasn't expecting to learn so much about how the discovery of this crater impacted US science and geology advancement. Make sure you see the intro film... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Mesa
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is indeed a crater. It is run by a private group that owns the land. They do their best to make a good experience, but I thought that the prices were too high for the value of what was there to see. The little kids with us thought it was fun for a short time, and the museum and... More 

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Ohatchee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had heard about it but wasn't expecting to learn so much about how the discovery of this crater impacted US science and geology advancement. Make sure you see the intro film, which is excellently done.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Did not know what to expect but were we sooooo glad we went . Wonderful, museum, gift shop, beautiful building and, most importantly, the staff were so knowledgeable!! The tour was amazing!! Bring a hat and some water...it can get very hot, but so worth it!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

really recommend this!! it is amazing. Our tour guide Eduardo was incredibly informative and explained so much. It is definetly worth the drive out of Flagstaff. Allow time to view the exhibition centre to which takes just the right amount of time. And be sure to walk out to the left and follow the path down to the viewing place... More 

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Harwich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went here for a few hours just to see this. Was a bit surprised that they were going to charge us over $50 for a family just to walk round it but the kids wanted to go. It was amazing, there was a nice gift shop and a Subway, but worth $50 - no.

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Moro, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Meteor Crater is a must see spot if you are driving through the area. This was my 3rd stop. This time I had my son with me and I knew he had to see it. He was as amazed as I thought he would be. I'm still awed myself to think of the power of nature on display here.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The crater was interesting to see. They have a little museum and even a movie they show. I liked the area between buildings with the astronaut capsule and wall. The gift shop is pretty cool. They do have a Subway to eat at. I liked the 50% military discount on entrance tickets. I am not sure I would have paid... More 

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Good stop off and worth a go BUT make sure you go before you see the Grand Canyon etc. Otherwise it could be a little bit of a let down. Interesting talks and info. Great shop!

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Heading to Texas decided to stop and see the famous crater. drove about 7 miles off the interstate to find a huge empty parking lot and building. I googled it and found the admission was $18 per adult. looks like another tourist ripoff. There was no way to see the crater from your car because there aren't any roads going... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit after 20 or so years. The visitor center has been upgraded but outside the hole in the ground is still the same awesome "dent". It is so big that it is impossible to grasp the enormity. A "pebble" on the rim is the size of a house. One just cannot imagine the effect of the... More 

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