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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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Totally Cool

Have driven by this a few times along I40 and finally stopped - we loved it! Arrived just after opening and hardly anyone was there, made it nice for viewing and taking pictures... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting place, worth to visit and admire the size of this crater. Good facilities and parking available as well.

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CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have driven by this a few times along I40 and finally stopped - we loved it! Arrived just after opening and hardly anyone was there, made it nice for viewing and taking pictures along the rim. Went with my daughter and 90+ year old mother and we all had a great time! Since we are telescope buffs and love science,... More 

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Thank catlong
Anaheim, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard about this crater in Arizona and decided to see it for ourselves. It was more than what we could have imagined; absolutely amazing. It's a definite must-see if you are in Arizona. It's a bit pricey per person ($18) but so worth it.

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Forney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first time here and I was truly amazed. When you stand on the edge and look down at the bottom and realize the Washington Monument will barely reach the top, if it even will, well, that's one deep hole! Beautiful site to see. There are observation stations, one at the top and two that go lower. I made the... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the movie and self guided tour of the crater and enjoyed learning about everything they had to offer. The gift store was nice but a bit over priced. The entire operation is privately funded so it's understandable what it's a bit pricy but well worth it to see the crater and learn its history. No where else in... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is mind boggling. You think, as you're driving out 5 miles off the highway with just flat nothingness as far as you can see, that it might not really be that big a deal, but then it comes into view. Even when you stand at the edge, you can't really get your head around how enormous it really... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Where else can you see the results of a huge meteor that crashed into earth? We are two seniors traveling with two service dogs and everyone was very friendly and accommodating. They have ramps in addition to the stairs and an elevator so there is no problem with accessibility. They exhibits are interesting and everything is presented in a very... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped by here on way to Grand Canyon last June 2015. Well worth the price to get in. The weather cooperated but it was very windy which is fine! Wasn't too crowded with visitors either! Loved learning about how the created was formed and the vastness of the crater is unbelievable! I highly recommend a stop off here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You have to walk up a steep incline to reach the viewing area; not a big deal if you're in good health. They can bring a vehicle to help if you need it. The crater itself is awesome...just gigantic! The day we went, the wind was so crazy it almost blew me over and my sons hat flew! I recommend... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice time at the crater. The 10 minute movie captures your attention right from the start. The staff was really friendly. We were pleased to discover that they do accept AAA discounts as well as senior discounts. It helped make the entrance fee a little easier to swallow. We went on the 1/4 mile tour of the... More 

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