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Meteor Crater

At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
928 289 2362
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Winslow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Parks, Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Were here on sun July26 and it started raining and high winds according to staff monsoon season. They have a 10/15 minute film on meteor crater and museum. About $20 per adult so it's kind of high.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

On my recent visit to Flagstaff, my wife and I and our two grandsons visited here. It is so much larger that you could ever imagine it just blows your mind. The facility is well run with an exhibit hall, theater, great guided tour, gift shop and restaurant. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative and great with children. The... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Been hearing about the Meteor Crater and finally stopped... Worth a look but kind of a high entry fee to see a big hole. The museum is interesting but the best big hole viewpoints are NOT wheelchair accessible.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Meteor Crater is one of those tourist attractions that should be seen to be believed. You can't just look at a postcard and think you've seen it. Plus, it's not just a hole in the ground. It's something that happened so many years ago, yet impacted the face of the planet. You really need to see it to understand... More

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Goleta, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

On our Route 66 trip, this was a must see for the whole family. Tour and gift shop, museum and short educational video had something for everyone. Wear a hat outside. It could be hot, and windy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visiting the most well preserved meteor crater on Earth was an enlightening experience. First of all, when I first visited Arizona earlier in July 2014, this place was near the top of my list of main attractions. I resided in Williams, Arizona, during my 4 day stay in this beautiful state, which is only an hour drive to the Crater.... More

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's a big hole in the ground. BUT how was that created? Think about it. A Meteor from outer space exploded in the atmosphere and a portion landed right there. For so long no one even knew about it. One needs to have a curious mind and a sense of adventure to appreciate this. Some folks would rather watch... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It´s impressive the size of this crater provoked by a meteorite some 50.000 years ago. The size is some 1.2 mms of diameter and 170 meters deep. The place belongs to a family called Barringer, which explores commercially the place. In 1903 the mining engineer Daniel Barringer granted a land patent from Ted Roosveld and since then, the family has... More

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect from this attraction for the price, but it turned out to be well worth it. The meteor crater is impressive enough -- a mile across and hundreds of feet deep -- but what was even more interesting was learning its history and significance in the study of impact craters. If you're a family interested... More

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Mackay, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Talk about a rip-off. This family has been sucking millions out of this hole in the ground for generations. It's a hole in the ground. Sure, it's formation was interesting but you don't get to see that, you get to see a hole. For $100+ for a family?! Look a the pictures on the internet, you're not missing anything. It's... More

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