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Meteor Crater

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Address: At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone Number: 928 289 2362
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: 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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Most people know that an astronomical collision was probably the main cause for extinction of the dinosaurs, but most people are unaware that other collisions caused other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Most people know that an astronomical collision was probably the main cause for extinction of the dinosaurs, but most people are unaware that other collisions caused other extinction events in the past, and are likely to do so in the future. This site is the perfect example of a meteor collision with Earth and it gives you some sense of... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I find this kind of stuff fascinating. I was quite taken by the size of the hole in relation to the size of the meteor being 150 feet. The power of impact would have been staggering. The views from the top are beautiful. The wind blowing across the crater will create a huge wind-tunnel effect. Gusts when we were there... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Okay, it's no Grand Canyon, but it is well worth the visit. After all, how many craters like that will you ever see in your life? if I were in the area again, I might even go back!

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Derbyshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Although we got there fairly late in the day and so didn't actually take the crater tour, we did explore the visitor centre. The exhibition was interesting with one or two interactive elements. There was loads of information and it prepared us well for the walk outside to the crater. I was surprised and impressed by the size of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was absolutely amazed at this huge crater and how it was caused and glad that I stopped there on the way to Flagstaff. I never took a tour but I think that you see more just walking the paths after watching the short video on what happened and how the crater was caused. If you are a senior you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Rather than a cheesy hoax, the discovery of this meteor crater opened up a whole new area of science and led to discoveries of meteor sites all over the world, and the solar system. The guided tour, museum, and Imax movie gave alot of interesting information about the discovery and history of the crater and the scientists that found out... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This visit to the crater was an experience that i would not have missed for anything because to see the impact of a meteor of that size is mind blowing and all the resulting earth movements explained by a very knowledgeable guide on the rim walk who put all into context in an understandable way.Where In the UK can you... More 

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Charleston
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It is something to see personally and would be great for your children to see. The center has a lot of history about meteors, pictures of where meteors originate, where others have hit earth. It is well done for a privately owned attraction.They have a 10 minute or so movie showing how the crater was originated. Hands on exhibits, etc.... More 

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Arizona
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189 reviews 189 reviews
46 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

From my perspective, this is pretty much a tourist trap. People with a strong interest in space and matter from space may find it more interesting. I found the movie and the displays repetitive. It was cold and very wind the day we were there so we did not walk out to the rim of the crater.

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pembroke, nh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Stupid big hole in the ground that you look at for $18 each person. What a waste of time to drive out there and money to look at a hole. Do not waste your time and money going here.

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