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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 #4 of 10 Attractions in Winslow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Parks, Specialty Museums, Shopping
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, Parks, Specialty Museums, Shopping
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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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The crater is a private property of a trust. It is about a mile in diameter. The entrance is a well maintained building. There is a huge iron meteorite in the lobby. A guide explains the history of the crater. They present a 10 minute long excellent movie. There is an excellent museum about the meteor. A pathway leads to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Not really sure what to say about this place. The crater itself is an awesome site to visit but the way it's run seems shady. Driving up to the crater signs list it as a national landmark but once you arrive at the visitor's center it becomes clear that this isn't the typical National Park/Monument/Landmark that you're used to. I... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We drive by here all the time and always want to stop by are always too much in a hurry to get home. I am so glad we finally stopped! It is only about 6 miles from the I-40. It was an amazing experience. So grand and well kept. My children are young but the movie and the views kept... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We diverted on our trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon to see the crater and weren't disappointed. I'm not sure what those critical of it expected - but we were impressed. The interpretive has plenty of information on display, the facilities are better than average (with a Subway and mementoes available) but, most importantly, the vantage points looking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Just as advertized. This is a great big hole in the ground. I see it as a shame that this is privately held, and therefore, the gift shop was on the "tacky" side. But nothing can diminish from the wonder of the place.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Was recommended to visit by a lovely lady in Flagstaff. Found it on the map and set out. Firstly, it really is in the middle of nowhere. You follow a dual carriageway that becomes an ordinary road and finally trails off into a dusty road surrounded by rocks, sand and the occasional cow. Persevere. If you've never seen a real... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been to the crater 3 times in my life. The most exciting/ crazy was when I was less than 10 years old and they had a really grumpy American Bison (buffalo) in a pen nearby the turnoff from the highway. It charged the fence and scarred me years to come. It is a great geological feature to visit... More 

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Alvarado, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Granted, it's just a big old hole in the ground but when you consider why the hole is there it's pretty amazing. The crater is a little over 5 miles off I-40. The old guy price is $16 and dogs are not allowed. Not complaining......just advising. The most interesting part to me was learning some astronauts trained in the crater... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited the Meteor Crater while on a road trip and I am so glad we made the stop. It is more expensive then I think it needs to be ($18 for adults), but getting to view the crater up close is well worth it. The staff was very friendly and informative and the museum has interesting displays adults and... More 

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Coarsegold, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was a very interesting attraction. However not sure if it is worth the $18.00 they charge you to see it! Aside from that, I'm glad we went and saw it at least once. Good little movie to watch to describe what happened.

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