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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, Specialty Museums, Nature & Parks, 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...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Specialty Museums, Nature & Parks, 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 stop.
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate to be able to finally see this landmark I'd wanted to visit since I was a schoolboy. The crater is a short six mile side trip from I-40 and the facility is beautiful and easily accessed. The staff is, to a person, very friendly and informative. While talking to the gentlemen behind the counter at the gift... More 

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Aztec, New Mexico
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Was disappointed at how much they charge to get in, $16 a person to see a hole in the ground. The learning center did have some informative displays and the gift shop was nice but overpriced. The crater itself, we'll all I can say is.... It's a hole!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This small side trip off the US 40 is really worth the time and provides a fascinating insight to what and when earth was hit by this meteor some 50,000 years ago! You cannot imagine the size of this, especially if you have only seen pictures and movies. It leaves you awestruck!! There is a very good visitor centre and... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The best preserved meteor crater in the world! Expansive and awe inspiring! It does have an admission price, but you can stay forever. There also is a Subway available, museum, movie explaining the site and a gift shop. Better than any science class you could ever go to!

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Oldsmar, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Always wanted to see it and it was well worth the time and the $20 admission. The visitor center was well laid out and the size of the crater is massive. Be sure to read the information posted or you will miss the items in the crator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband wasn't really into stopping but after we did he was impressed. It's massive. Lots of activities to do. Lots of stations and places to learn interesting facts. I like how they have things to interact with. Gift shop was great. Received a smile and positive attitude from every employee seen. Will defiantly stop by again if ever in... More 

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Istambul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed in Flagstaff for few days and had a chance to visit this place. It is really not far away and the entry ticket is only about 19 usd per person. This is a place to spend around 2 hours. There are several meteors view points, museum and souvenirs shop. It is really impressive. The meteor crashed earth 50... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

After visiting Arizona last year but not passing close enough to visit meteor crater i made sure this time around we took a diversion as had always seen the spectacular crater on tv and wanted to see it first hand. It's not far down the road from WInslow and worth the small drive off the main road to find it.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Amazing to see what a little rock can do. Especially when you put it in perspective of the meteor size. Makes you feel very small

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Eagle River, Wisconsin, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Was in area in spring but did not stop and glad we took the time to see this attraction this trip. Very informative museum and the movie presentation really explained how this "hole in the ground" developed. Was great to actually get to touch a piece of the actual meteorite and unbelievable to hear how much this somewhat small piece... More 

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