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Address: At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone Number: 928 289 2362
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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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Totally enjoyed our visit. Yes, it's a giant hole but the museum is very informative and well done. There's a short video which simulates how they have deduced the impact... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Janyce M
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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Danbury, Connecticut
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112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It's an amazing thing to think of something hurling at the earth and creating such an enormous crater. It's really something to see. Unfortunately we arrived shortly before they were closing so we did not get to see the movie or other factual displays but just the sight of driving and then walking the steps up to the crater and... More 

Thank Rick R
Bay City, Michigan
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay...it's a big hole....but the Center has lots of interesting things to check out. I'm an Arizona Nut so this was definitely on my bucket list.

Thank Jackie K
Houston, Texas
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196 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had not seen the Crater since I was a child. It is amazing. Kids need to see it and so do the adults. How something so small and make such a crater! They have a quick film and very helpful staff.

Thank Kat5409
Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are both geeks and loved this privately owned crater museum. Only 6 miles off I 40 through ranch country; very accessible and definitely worth the drive! The museum was very interesting and the crater itself was amazing! My husband loved visiting here but was disappointed he could not hike to the bottom of the crater like... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally enjoyed our visit. Yes, it's a giant hole but the museum is very informative and well done. There's a short video which simulates how they have deduced the impact occurred. Awesome gift shop. A little expensive, but it's a private endeavor and they have plans to make it even better. Think of it as the same as 2movies!

Thank Janyce M
Spruce Grove, Canada
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a remarkable mother nature incident that happened 50,000 yrs ago. The Atronaunts Wall of Fame is also located at this tourist site. Theres a lot of geographical research presented in various ways for all types of learners and all Ages. I was teally impressed with with the size and condition of the crater. You cannot get this kind... More 

Thank Vixster9
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw signs for miles and decided to take a detour from our cross country tip to see the meteor crater. From the signs it appeared to be a natural spot where you could pull over and maybe take pictures for a bit. When you arrive it is all fenced off and they have a lovely visitor center which you... More 

Thank symmetry62
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Arizona in June of 2016, and before we ever left home, we put the Meteor Crater on the list of things we wanted to see. Knowing that the crater was made by a meteorite and is the best preserved crater on earth made the price worth it. When we learned that it was privately owned, I pictured... More 

Thank Ramblinrose2
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113 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always had an interest in astronomy and geology, and this is the perfect place for some of both. It is pretty interesting to see what a 150 ft piece of rock can do if you throw it hard enough. For a long time this was thought to be a volcanic artifact, but was finally proven to be a... More 

Thank David G
Arlington Heights
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213 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting and unique meteor crater formation, but it is quite expensive for what you see. The museum is interesting, there is a 10 minute movie, and there is a one hour guided tour on the rim, but, there is not much value for your money. I am glad to have seen the crater which was formed 50,000... More 

Thank LuciArlingtonHeights

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