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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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Nice but pricey

Not far off the freeway. Worth the time. Very nice exhibit and museum. Would be wonderful if it was a little cheaper.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Seriously, I have been wanting to go here forever, and I have been looking at pictures of it for most of my life. I thought I knew what to expect, but until you get out there, and from the moment you see it coming up on the horizon to the moment you step out onto the viewing platform overlooking the... More 

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing history of this meteorite crash 50000 years ago. Glad I wasn't around haha. The facilities are great. It is kind of like a little oasis in the middle of nowhere but most enjoyable. Video to watch as well which is extremely interesting.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Not far off the freeway. Worth the time. Very nice exhibit and museum. Would be wonderful if it was a little cheaper.

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend this if you have the time. We spent about an hour there. There is a 30 min. film, a small museum, a short walk with a speaker who was kind enough to take your family group picture at the end. There is a souvenir shop at the visitor center and a subway. Look for the sign to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I stopped here with five kids ages 17 - 7 and everyone enjoyed it. They loved all the observation platforms and areas to view the crater. The inside displays and were very informative. The guides were helpful and friendly. There was a guided trail walk along the edge that left every half hour from the lobby. I thought the per... More 

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Arkie in the mtns.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

An easy stop and they have a very nice exhibit. Food is available at a Subway on the property. We thought it was interesting , but not worth the admission price.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The crater is a little off the highway but well worth the drive the 5 or 10 minute drive time. You are able to walk to various viewpoints which are supplied with telescopes to help you view the entire crater. The museum was a little sparse on crater details but the instructive film (with an admission fee) was well worth... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The crater was epic to look at, and the guide was great on telling how it happened and why it is still preserved so well, not like the the one in Argentina.

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Calabasas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Made a quick stop here to see the Meteor Hole. Did not do the tour but felt that we had adequate viewing opportunities from the decks available without a guide. Interesting about the astronaut training. Lots of stairs and climbing to the various vantage points.

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Richmond, Virginia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The crater is huge and really cool to see. There are guided tours that take you around the rim every so often and a museum with info on meteors and different craters around the world. Several reviews are complaining that it's "just a hole in the ground." I'm not sure what they thought a crater is? I agree it's a... More 

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Address: Address: At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone Number: 928 289 2362
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Winslow

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