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“Fascinating” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater
At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
928 289 2362
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Winslow
Type: Geologic Formations, Parks, Specialty Museums, Shopping
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
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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.
Calgary
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I was a bit sceptical because this natural landmark is one of th very few in the US that is NOT managed by the Natinal Park Service, the reason being that the owners still have an old mining claim on the property.
It is abit pricey ($16/adult) but for your money you get a guided outdoor rim tour (one can no longer go dowin into the crater),an excellent movie, a great little museum, access to a fine picnic area, an observation deck, and a weel-stocked gift shop. All in all, it puts most NPS National Monuments to shame.

The cratr is the result of a meteorite impact 50,000 years ago, and the history of the crater's "exploitation" in the last 100 years is almost s fascinating as the origins themselves.

Even (or should I say especially) young children will find this one of the Southwest's most compelling attractions.

Visited January 2013
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“Fascinating experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Fascinating experience. The museum and the gift shop is well manage.the price is not that cheap.Tours werent available due to the aggresive windy weather.strongly suggested for families with kids 8 years and older unless you have youngers with scientific curiosity.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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“Fast, Fun and Really Cool to See.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

It was a big hole in the ground, but it's incredible to see what nature has done in the past. If you have an hour to see this, highly recommend it.

Visited December 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Worth a visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Much more than a big whole in the ground. Museum and tours very good. Fascinating to learn how it was created plus all the interesting things that have happened there since then.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Visit a Meteor crater, Winslow AZ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This meteor crater is an almost unbelievable natural phenomena: there is only one other so far found and that's in Siberia. and inaccessible to visitors.
Its amile across, seems perfectly spherical and its like looking deep into the moon: 550 feet deep through melted many coloured layers of rock.
The meteor museum itself is definitely educational but the exhibits and interactive bits are low-tech, and so dated -- very 60's in fact.
A massive up-date of buidings and viewing sites is at the planning stage....meanwhile go enjoy this unspoiled unusual attraction
The drive through mountains and high plateau is wildly beautiful: we drove from Phoenix through scattered snow showers, radiant sun and endless vistas of blue sky and strange - shaped flowing clouds.

Visited January 2013
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