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Address: 1651 W Discovery Park Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546-3909
Phone Number: 928-428-6260
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Contains 2 of the country's leading sky-watching sites (Aker and Mount...

Contains 2 of the country's leading sky-watching sites (Aker and Mount Graham International observatories, the world's largest pin-hole camera and more.

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Visiting the Vatican's Observatory

This is a major Bucket list for anyone!! Totally incredible and every person involved went out of their way for us. Gives us hope for humanity.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2016
TrishMcCarty
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a major Bucket list for anyone!! Totally incredible and every person involved went out of their way for us. Gives us hope for humanity.

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Safford, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great staff, and wonderful guides for the observatory trips. Very knowledgeable about the area. There are areas you can hike, and learn about the native wildlife as well.

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cardiff uk
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Worth visiting if you are passing through Safford. Didn't quite meet our expectations gained from the website. Times different from these on website...now closes at 4pm.

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Saint Anthony, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

A delightful park with much to see and learn with a lot of interesting things to do. Great for solo visitors, couples and families of all ages

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Phoenix, AZ
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a great place for a little stargazing on a weekend night. You are able to look through the big telescope into the night sky with a staff member assisting you with what you are looking at. There is a small library research area.

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Ankeny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Discovery Park is an unexpected find on the outskirts of they quiet town of Safford, Arizona. The grounds are beautifully landscaped so it's a pleasure just to go there and walk around. They have facilities for groups of various sizes so you can bring a small group or plan the entire family reunion. Their observatory boasts the ability to climb... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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63 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

When we visited the train was not running, the buildings were open for a private group and there was not really much going on. Just got to walk around the grounds

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Safford, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very informative about history, geology, biology of area. Could offer more educational programs if funds allowed.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Discovery Park is at the base of Mt. Graham in Safford, AZ. If you sign up in advance, from here you can take a guided van trip up to the top to see 3 incredibly large telescopes. The Large Binocular Telescope is the largest in the world, and is a joint venture of Italian, German and US universities. Tour us... More 

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Safford, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is free to visitors! Let me say that again, THIS PLACE IS FREE TO VISITORS!!!!! Are you kidding me? There is so much to do here and it doesn't cost anything! This is a must see if you are visiting Safford! There is a flight simulator with so many different journeys to take. And yes, it's free! There... More 

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