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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 9 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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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I am an engineer and quite frankly was expecting this attraction to be very "touristy" but I am happy to report that I was totally wrong. The tour guide gave a great tour (it is a short walk so don't be afraid to go) and provided the details in layman's terms very well. The history of this location is intriguing... More

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Oslo, Norway
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26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

On a long run from Chicago to LA along the route 66 with my dad I discovered the meteor crater in Winslow. It's been almost 6 and a half year and the place hasn't changed much (...) You can now access more of the crater rim and this allows any photographer to take breathtaking photos of the 50 000 year... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area, this is a cool place for a short stop. It is just a big hole in the ground, but its interesting if you've never seen a meteor crater.

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Asheville, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Simply outstanding facility. Sure, the meteor crater is amazing in itself, but Man took care of the superb shops, videos, and museum interactive galleries to support the phenomenon. And what a well-run facility it is. You can tell it's a privately owned consortium. The Government would never do it this well.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great museum and information! This company, and employees really take pride in their facilities and patrons! My travel companion and I arrived too late to catch a tour, but the tickets are good for 2 weeks, so we can always go back and catch all the information!

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

When me and my partner did our USA trip in May we stopped off here as I had always wanted to go there since u was a kid. It was bloody huge! So much fun and the museum is a lot better than expected! A must do for sure!

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Gilbert, Arizona
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130 reviews 130 reviews
58 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Wow! It is hard to believe what a meteor can do when it strikes the earth gives you a sense of the power they can possess. The crater is massive, about 550 feet deep. You simply stand there in awe of its sheer size. There are 3 viewpoints and if you take the free guided tour they will take you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Previously we passed this "hole in the ground" and I had no desire to go. I figured it is expensive to see a hole in the ground, but hubby endured and we went. You should go, too. If you have a family, ask for the family rate--they don't advertise it. The introductory movie is quite good. The area around the... More

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We saw the signs as we were heading east on I-40 and decided to stop. I was there in 1969 and there wasn't a nice visitor's center or good overlooks then. That has changed, of course. In addition, as some of the astronauts have trained here for the lunar missions, they now have the Astronaut Memorial Park with all the... More

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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The meteor is a sight to see, awe inspiring! This privately owned attraction is extremely well done, from the museum, exhibits, movie & viewing areas. Yes, it's a tad expensive but well worth a visit when traveling east or west on Highway 40. We weren't able to take free guided tour because of an impending thunderstorm but heard it was... More

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