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Address: At I-40 and exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone Number: 928 289 2362
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Fascinating diversion

A couple of friends of mine had been here before. One who knows me well - make sure you go. One who doesn't know me so well - 'why would you drag your family and pay to see a hole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

6 miles from the freeway. The visitor centre is full of information, lots of interactive equipment and a piece of meteor. once you have read all about the meteor strike ,head outside to the observation platform. WOW. Walk up to the top level for the grandstand view then down the the fixed telescopes to see the various points of interest... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I admit this is interesting and much larger than I expected. They also have the meteorite on display inside. That being said , getting inside as this is on private property is very expensive indeed and a family of four will set you back a big chunk of money, a really big chunk of money. It was interesting but after... More 

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renens
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The meteor crater itself is interesting enough but the entrance fee -- $18 per person -- is absurd! This should be a public attraction run like any other state park. Some rich person managed to buy this land early in the 20th century and now gouges travellers to see something that should be considered a natural wonder that belongs to... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A couple of friends of mine had been here before. One who knows me well - make sure you go. One who doesn't know me so well - 'why would you drag your family and pay to see a hole in the ground?'. Well, this place, for a whole in the ground, is awe inspiring. The guide who took us... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great time with my family. Both of by boys are science buffs so the exhibits were amazing. The walk around the crater was nice despite the heat, but very cool scenery. Also, with a little photshop adjusting you can fool your friends into thinking you were at the bottom of the crater by using the diorama in the... More 

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Vermillion, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an amazing stop just outside Winslow, AZ. It's a 6 mile drive into the area of the crater itself; and since it is not a national monument, you must pay a fee to enter. However, the views and information are well worth the stop and the price. This crater is huge! You could put the Washington Monument into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

second time there. it is a must stop attraction. this time we watched the movies and saw more of the visitor center. its very informative. the crater is amazing. there are some steep steps and quite a bit of walking in the sun to get the best views. older or handicapped folks may have a tough time outside.

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Thank Lisa G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What....no HELICOPTER TOUR? Quite spectacular but desperately needs an aerial view! Truly an incredible experience. No where in the world can you see the evidence so clearly of such an epic event

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Sykesville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were touring Arizona and decided to stop here. Yes, it is pricey to get in ($18 adults $9 kids to age 17), but it is very well done. There is a movie, nice interactive museum and guided tours that walk along the rim. The rim guided tour is an easy walk, don't let the warnings scare you. The tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place. Worth a visit,only 30 minutes from Flagstaff on the Highway 40. $18 dollars each for adults. Unbelievable size, takes your breath away. Tour guides and theatre to assist you in understanding on what went on 50000 years ago. If you have a few spare hours go and see.

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