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Meteor Crater

Address: At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone Number: 928 289 2362
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Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Winslow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Specialty museums, Museums, Nature & Parks
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...
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Type: Geologic formations, Specialty museums, Museums, Nature & Parks
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 stop.
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Salem, Oregon
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275 reviews 275 reviews
31 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have wanted to see this place ever since I saw Jeff Bridges in Star Man. We were able to get a Senior Military Discount of $4.00 each, so it was $14.00 a piece instead of $18.00. Plan to spend some time, watch the 10 minute movie, go on the 1 mile guided tour along the rim, ask questions, see... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We own some Canyon Diablo meteorites from this fall so it was a must visit for us traveling to the Grand Canyon. The musuem is top notch and there are several hikes - some to the rim of the crater with spectacular views - you are so high up I had a little vertigo. All very safe and easy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you are into space exploration, cosmology, astronomy or geology, this can be very interesting. A little bit commercialized and expensive for what you get, but still very unique. Well maintained building and grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If your in Arizona driving the Route 66 road then this place is worth the looking at if you are interested in this sort of thing. It is only 5 miles off the freeway and clearly signposted from the main road. There was a large 18 wheeler in the RV parking area when I called so I guess a driver... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Should have been warned off by the over commercialized raido channel. Couldnt touch it, couldnt walk around it, couldnt hike it. Should have just Googled it. Was a nice hole, would have been happy to pay $5-10pp but $18 each was a bit steep for a 2 min stroll on a fenced walk and a simplistic info center.

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MeteorCrater, Public Relations Manager at Meteor Crater, responded to this review

We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your visit to Meteor Crater. Based on your comments, it does not appear you were able to take one of our guided rim tours or spend time in our Interactive Discovery Center. We value the opinion of all our visitors and work hard to ensure all guests have a great experience.... More 

springfield mo
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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area. The visitors center is very educational and for a private enterprise, everything is well presented. All ages in our group thoroughly enjoyed this. The guided tour is worthwhile, as you will learn a great deal from your guide. So glad we took the time and stopped!

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MeteorCrater, Public Relations Manager at Meteor Crater, responded to this review

We were delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Meteor Crater. Our rim tour guides work very hard to ensure they have the opportunity to share the history of the Crater with all our visitors so we appreciate your positive comments very much. We are very glad you and your group took the time to stop and visit us... More 

Liberty
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Our youngest wanted to go here. It wasn't too far off the interstate. So, even though we were just in front of a snow storm we played beat the storm and toured here. It was snowing and was hard to view the crater but we did get a glimpse of it from time to time. A rather large hole in... More 

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MeteorCrater, Public Relations Manager at Meteor Crater, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to stop at Meteor Crater - especially when it is was snowing. We were very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Kindest regards from The Team at Meteor Crater More 

Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was expecting to see a trailer selling tickets to a hole in the ground someone was smart enough to purchase years back. What was there was a large, modern facility with helpful and friendly staff and quite a bit of history.

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MeteorCrater, Public Relations Manager at Meteor Crater, responded to this review

We strive to meet and exceed our guests' expectations each and every day so thank you for your positive words. We appreciate you sharing your impressions of Meteor Crater along with your kind words regarding our staff. Best regards, The Team at Meteor Crater More 

Quebec City, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Really been looking forward to hiking around or down into the crator but for $18 entry you are only allowed to a couple of close together lookout points. Very disappointing.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took an age to get here but its worth putting on the list. We visited while doing the Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tour its in themiddle of nowhere but its something you may never see again so a once in a lifetime visit. We visited quite a long time back back but it still has a lasting impression on... More 

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