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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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Difficult to grasp the power that created this.

an hour or so outside of Flagstaff, seemingly in the middle of nowhere on the high desert plains is Meteor Crater. A 150-foot meteor vaporized on impact some 50,000 years ago and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Brookfield, CT
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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have always wanted to see the meteor crater, and finally I had an opportunity to stop there en route to Flagstaff. I was not disappointed and think the exhibits, short movie and overlooks allow a glimpse into what must have been a horrific event in the history of our planet.......what a scary thought that something like this could ever... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Please don't let the admission price scare you away. It's worth every cent for what you get to see. Also, the movie is first rate and very interesting. They offer a guided tour around the rim of the creator in good weather that takes about an hour. In bad weather, like when we were there, they give the information to... More 

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Brookfield, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

an hour or so outside of Flagstaff, seemingly in the middle of nowhere on the high desert plains is Meteor Crater. A 150-foot meteor vaporized on impact some 50,000 years ago and created an explosive crater a mile in diameter. Good museum explaining the history and science of this wonder. Closes at 5pm...get there early

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San Diego, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We thought Meteor Crater was a national monument or a part of the National Park system. Actually, it is privately operated, and charges $18.00 per adult. I'm sure it's spectacular, but my wife and I were not about to shell out $36 for the two of us to have a look.

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It's not far from Interstate 40 and worth seeing. The museum has interesting exhibits, including photos and a brief film. The walkways allow you to stand near the edge, but you are not allowed to walk into the crater. An overlook, which includes viewing scopes, gives you a close-up view of the rim, sides, and bottom of the crater where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Worth a stop if also including the petrified forest and or some Route 66 exploration. It ignites the imagination about what the world was like and what would happen if this were to happen again.

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Braintree
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The whole experience is well worth it. This is the best maintained impact crater in the world that you can actually see. We had the guided tour around part of the rim with an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable. The museum and interactive displays were all very enjoyable and would appeal to all age groups. We fitted this in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This place spurs the imagination of what moon landing would have possibly been like. It also is a reminder of how small we are and what big objects can his the earth from out there.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Amazing site. Good presentation, film and explanations. Tours available. Great picture op. Can be very windy. $16 adult fee.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Size of it is unbelievable, it is too bad you can't go in to it anymore. The museum is excellent with many one-of-a-kind exhibits and information about the meteor a crater itself with examples of the actual meteor. Bring binoculars for the best view of the crater.

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