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Lowell Observatory

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Address: 1400 Mars Hill Road, Cortland Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone Number: 19287743358
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894, is a non profit astronomical research...
Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894, is a non profit astronomical research and educational outreach institution located on Mars Hill one mile west of Flagstaff, Arizona. For visitors, the Observatory offers telescope viewing, exhibits and science center, daytime guided tours, safe viewing of the Sun, multimedia programs, shows in the McAllister Space Theatre, special events throughout the year, and an astronomy gift shop.
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Very informatve, historic and fun.

We were there the night Pluto's photos were transmitted but it would have been great anyway. The old telescope was very interesting and the staff is quite friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Heathrow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were there the night Pluto's photos were transmitted but it would have been great anyway. The old telescope was very interesting and the staff is quite friendly and informative. The had telescopes set up to do star gazing.

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great family fun for a half day trip or a night trip to see Pluto through the observatory!! Highly Recommend!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great programs. Great Sovurners They have the telescope that discovered Pluto!! They give guided tours

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Clarksville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived in the late afternoon after leaving the Grand Canyon. Arrived just in time to take a tour that covered the history of the facility. It was a good tour to get a basic understanding of the observatory and its history. We were able to see one of the telescopes and peek into the historical Clark telescope building. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was interesting to see the telescope that was used to discover Pluto and learn a little bit about why it's no longer considered a planet. The talk on the solar system was interesting but as I've been to similar talks at the planetarium in San Francisco much of the material was familiar. I had spent most of the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Located on high hill over Flagstaff, so view points are good and there are hiking trails and places to see night sky away from light pollution. Enthusiastic staff for programs that go a mile a minute to fit everything in. We saw Pluto's photos before anyone else Sometimes you can get access to big scopes, though a small one was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped by on a recent trip to Flagstaff after getting tipped off by the Hotel that Plutopalooza was going on. Although it was quite busy, we entertained ourselves by looking at the stars which were clearly visible in the night sky. In addition, we attended a presentation on the newest findings from Pluto given my very enthusiastic and passionate astronomist!... More 

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Scottsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Adults and kids alike will enjoy a visit to Lowell. The grounds and the views alone are worth a visit but peering into one of the powerful telescopes is incredible. Must do at least once while visiting Flagstaff and obviously best to pick a clear night...which can be challenging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The exhibits here are informative and interesting and entertaining - for the entire family. Particularly with the new attention paid to Pluto - this is the place to learn all about it and space science generally. Look on their web page for activities at night - but just go during the day - it is very much worth any trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have 3 children (8, 5, and 3) and the whole family loved it. We spent the day there, though we did leave for lunch and dinner. The tours, walks, and exhibits were amazing. Kids loved looking through the telescopes. Went back in the evening to see the moon and planets, but the cloud cover did make that difficult. This... More 

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Additional Information about Lowell Observatory

Address: 1400 Mars Hill Road, Cortland Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone Number: 19287743358
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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