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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Very interesting and informative! Did not find the 'talk' to be too much, it was only 20 minutes and very insightful.

What an enjoyable place! Easy to walk around and you will leave learning things that you will find... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sheina J
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I thought this might be similar to the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, CA which offers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 center, daytime guided tours, safe viewing of the Sun, multimedia programs, shows in the McAllister Space Theatre, special events throughout the year, and an astronomy gift shop.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What an enjoyable place! Easy to walk around and you will leave learning things that you will find very interesting about the telescopes and the Lowell family. I will definitely go back and take the tours again. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. This...More

Thank Sheina J
Reviewed 5 days ago

I thought this might be similar to the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, CA which offers indoor shows, but it is not. While the Lowell Observatory appeared to be a nice activity, once we got there, we found that what we could do and...More

Thank sherijim3
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. The observatory is famous for finding Pluto. Of course, I know Pluto is no longer a planet, but using the same criteria, neither is Earth a planet. Viewing with a telescope was spotty because of the clouds. The staff was enthusiastic and...More

Thank thththth
Reviewed 6 days ago

Saturday night in Flagstaff, AZ. was spent at the Lowell Observatory at their evening program. A Lowell scientist actually discovered the dwarf planet Pluto. Fascinating, informative and just a short drive from the Old Town area. This is a must see for all.

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was never so disappointed in my life. I really wanted to see this and thought my 2 grandkids would like it also and they were excited. Walked into the entrance and was NOT greeted by a very enthusiastic man. We sat through 3 boring...More

1  Thank Maga48
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went during a time when there was planetary viewing setup so we got to see Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon through large and small telescopes. The constellation talk was informative. pick a night when cloud cover is not a factor.

Thank wej86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter really wanted to go there to view space through a telescope. So I paid $58 for the viewing. However the weather didn't cooperate so all we did was walk around the area and never saw anything. My suggestion is to not pay the...More

1  Thank kwhales2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 of the 6 row us really struggled with an hour long talk in a hot room at 8pm...the info was great but long, but once outside and looking though multiple telescopes everyone felt better. We were lucky to be able to see both Jupiter...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought we'd spend a few hours here one late morning on our trip, but we paid and walked through. Only one building open and that one had a lecture starting but with no empty seats we left -- looked around, saw nothing more available...More

Thank joheydon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skip the tour. Information is very very basic and 10 minutes worth spread over 1/2 hour. Plus, if you do tour make sure its clear day. Otherwise you wont get to see the telescope which is the only interesting part of tour. Not worth price...More

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Bryanna E
May 29, 2017|
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Response from flextime789 | Reviewed this property |
That is the best way to roll. Get the lay of the land, listen to desired presentations, ask what is in view that night and what they recommend to see first due to crowd and lines. Then take in the universe great experience.
May 13, 2017|
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Response from michlees | Reviewed this property |
Sensational at night but wouldn't bother in the day time
Andrea P
April 12, 2017|
Response from saykenny | Reviewed this property |
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