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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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When in Winslow, you must go.

Great guided one hour tour, educational, informative and breathtaking. The modern buildings also show a short film which you should watch after your tour. Facilities are modern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Jackson, New Jersey
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Jackson, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great guided one hour tour, educational, informative and breathtaking. The modern buildings also show a short film which you should watch after your tour. Facilities are modern, clean, has a Subway sandwich shop and an extensive gift shop. As nice as going to a Planetarium and affordable. Make sure to ask for any discount; AARP, Military, AAA, etc.

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Shreveport, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was a tad pricey... but the overall experience was nice. A small stretch of desert separates the crater from the interstate, which added to the the mystic. Lot's to learn. But not a place to stop for more than an hour or so. Worth a see

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is private property not a state or national run facility. however it is very well run and the displays and museum additions are very well done. All the facilities there are excellent. they have a subway sandwich shop there as well. Some say it was a little pricey but it really is worth seeing.

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Loved seeing the place I'd seen on tv for so long as a child, and loved it even more because my family thought it was just as cool.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Living in Florida we have seen sinkholes. Visiting Hawaii we have seen volcanic craters. This was our first visit to a meteor crater. The Meteor Crater is in the middle of nowhere, but it is a short drive from I-40. The road has been recently paved and much better than the Interstate. The hours are from 8:00 to 5:00. The... More 

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Valley of Haycock, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I hate smoke and mirrors and misleading road signs painted National Park colors. Yeah, brown signs and maybe it's one of those subliminal things that when you see a brown rectangular sign where the only difference is 3 letters natURal vs. natIONal you kinda recognize the beginning/ending letters so your brain fills in the blank and says "YES!! Of course... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed seeing this attraction. Our boys ages 11 & 9 really enjoyed the items in the museum. They do offer a military discount so that helps with the cost.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It is cool to see a meteor crater. The museum was nicely done. the tour guide was humorous. We ended up spending 2.5 hours here to my surprise. Yes, it's pricey. But if you have an interest in science, geology, etc., it's worth the visit.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The site and the additional museum make for an interesting visit. The downside is the steep price of $18 per person, which left me a bit shocked, as I haven't expected it. It was interesting to see, but I wouldn't visit again. Once was enough.

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Fort Erie, Ontario
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The crater, created 50,000 years ago, is the best preserved meteor crater in the world. So that is pretty impressive in itself. The staff, all of them, were great and very informative. The visitors center had some amazing displays, some of which were interactive. There is a 10 minutes introductory movie which should be the first stop on your visit... More 

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