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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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Interesting site!

I've flown over Meteor Crater many times and always wanted to visit. Enjoyed the museum and the tour of the rim that we had with Eduardo. He was very knowledgeable, funny and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Union City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Yes, the admission was a little on the steep side, but we felt it was worth it. As you step up and peep over the edge for the first time, the sheer size of the crater takes your breath away! It is MASSIVE! The viewing platform with the fixed binoculars was fascinating and really puts things into perspective. The museum... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I visited the crater as a kid and during a cross country road trip and wanted to share the experience while doing the same with my boys. Honestly, looking at a giant hole in the ground can only be so exciting, but there is NO WAY I was willing to fork over in excess of $70 for the same thing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were dissapointed with the admission costs of this natural attraction. Almost $23 per adult. This happened continuously along out Route 66 trip. Many attractions, particularly those run by the natives. Prices seemed to be too high for the experience. We are not saying that things need to be free, just reasonsble for people and families on a budget. $

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Union City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've flown over Meteor Crater many times and always wanted to visit. Enjoyed the museum and the tour of the rim that we had with Eduardo. He was very knowledgeable, funny and clearly enjoyed his job. It's worth the drive off the highway to see this amazing site!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We've never seen a crater this big, and it's worth the price and the time to visit. You can walk right on the edge, take a hike if you want to, and see a film in the Visitors' Centre. Food and drink are available, good toilets, good shop, and it's all very well done.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We debated not going because of the cost, but a friend said we had to see it. The price is a little high (it's privately owned) but you can get a AAA discount if you are a AAA member. This is the best preserved meteor crater in the world because of its location. It's definitely worth the cost and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy astronomy and the history of the Earth and universe, you won't want to miss this. The approach to the somewhat raised rim from the flat plain surrounding it gives no hint of the view from the rim, itself. The beautiful visitor center entrance, enhanced by native plants, is one of several levels connected by stairs and elevators.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Earth has been hit by countless meteorites in its past, some with devastating effect of the planet. But there are precious few remaining impact craters still around. This is a chance to get up close and personal with a perfect example. Just being here is enough to cause one to wonder about our place in the universe and how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting stop and well worth the visit. Make sure you see the show, do the tour and spend some time in the museum. I wish they would offer longer hiking trails around the rim, but I guess for safety and preservation they don't allow it. So the actual length you can walk around it is quite small,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was as far East as I travelled from LV. impressive Natural View across the open plain when the meteor strike was made many years ago. Have visited this place twice and the winds a strong on the brim of the crater. Hold onto your hat! If you are hungry, there is a great Subway on the paved road leading... More 

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Address: At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone Number: 928 289 2362
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Winslow

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