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Lowell Observatory

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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...more
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed the night in Flagstaff on the way to the Grand Canyon and discovered the Lowell Observatory. This is a really special place from the views to the programming. The lectures are delivered with passion and enthusiasm and are very informative and interesting to the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank thoughtful_gardner
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing place! Highly recommend the visit. Go at night and during a period where there are multiple astronomers available for questions.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CharleyGC
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in Flagstaff, AZ this is a good spot to spot day or night. Many years ago I was here during the day and it was an informative trip. Lots of friendly staff sharing their passion for space and science in a first...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great observatory, very well located in a beautiful place and with a great and charismatic staff! Great telescopes views!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my 19 year old daughter Lowell Observatory is much more complex than the actual Observatory located in Flagstaff itself where Pluto was discovered We went to two presentations one the history of the Planetarium and how it has evolved and the other...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DonN263
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveled from Scottsdale to see the 123 yr old telescope. Worth the drive. Charming and well maintained location. Lots of resting benchs to help with 7200 ft above sea level thin air. Fabulous viewing experiences ..of planets and stars. Knowlegable speakers and lots of programs...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you’re in Flagstaff! Absolutely loved my visit to the observatory. I went at night and was fortunate to be able to see Saturn, Jupiter, the moon, M13 galaxy and the ring nebula through their telescopes. There are also talks...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place. We saw the Pluto presentation and enjoyed it. They were obviously short handed and not well organized. One employee told us their collection building was open. When we walked a fair distance to get to this building, we found it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kansasburger13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful kept campus and knowledgable staff. My only recommendation would be keeping the tours to the states 45 minutes. We were dropping like flies in the observatory with no where to sit other than the floor. It gave major insights into the bravery of those...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank YOropeza53
Heather C, Marketing Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your reivew. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lowell and were able to enjoy the campus and our staff. I have passed your comments along to the appropriate staff regarding the tour times and seating during your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved everything about our visit except the docent. Piled on useless commentary to hear himself talk. Went 10 minutes overboard.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Scuffy13
Heather C, Marketing Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your informative reivew. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lowell! I have passed your comments along to the correct staff to help address your concerns during your visit. We hope you give us another chance and are...More

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Brooke D
July 20, 2019|
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Response from brendab13 | Reviewed this property |
We were there 4 hours on a Sunday with no evening activities. We also had a five year old with.
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CharviPayghode
March 14, 2019|
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Response from alice20770 | Reviewed this property |
Lowell Observatory may be a good pick. On some nights (maybe ALL nights?) they have star gazing and related lectures. Check their site for info.
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cjfcha
March 14, 2019|
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Response from Audree B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I was with a friend who can walk but not well. She uses a walker. Everything was handicapped accessible. Ramps with railings. Easy to get around.
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