We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
Review Highlights
Anti climatic.

We went one evening while there on vacation. When looking through the telescope for the planets it... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2016
a short visit but worthwhile

We had only a couple of hours but managed to see the museum and use the sun telescope. The museum... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2016
Canberra, Australia
Read all 1,493 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“night sky” (90 reviews)
“solar system” (83 reviews)
“pluto tour” (57 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
Write a Review
Reviews (1,493)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

441 - 450 of 1,442 reviews

Reviewed June 12, 2016

We went one evening while there on vacation. When looking through the telescope for the planets it was so small and not that easy to see. Was a bit of a let down.

Thank eagles78
Reviewed June 12, 2016

We had only a couple of hours but managed to see the museum and use the sun telescope. The museum is great and full of historical items. Children may find it a bit boring. It was fascinating to use the sun telescope which allowed direct...More

Thank JandJ150
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Way cooler than we thought it might be. Very educational if you take the time to sit and listen. We unfortunately went on a cloudy night, otherwise they open the main telescope for viewing. The history of this observatory is astounding. Its known for the...More

Thank Cutter61
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Spent the afternoon there. Very informative. Had 9 and 17 year old grandkids with us. Left and came back at night. The kids really enjoyed this the most, looking thru the telescopes. Staff very pleasant and informative. Learned a lot

1  Thank John A. D
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

They are open all day-until 10pm. We ended up going late. Saw the Pluto telescope. Attended 2 lectures. Have visited before. Would highly recommend.

Thank Sandi M
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Interesting history how someone with a passion for astronomy, specifically Mars would to go to really understand more about astronomy. Fun lecture on the solar system and good look at Jupiter through the Clark telescope.

1  Thank CoastalCarolina
Reviewed June 8, 2016

We did the WHOLE NINE YARDS! We went to every Tour & Lecture they had that day. The guides were all very knowledgeable and friendly, especially Emily. We saw the Sun in Hydrogen Alpha, toured the Astrograph that photographed Pluto, The Clark 24" Refractor and...More

1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Second time I've been here and it's a fun time. They have various presentations during the day and in the evenings they have various telescopes to view the sky. Both times I've been they have had a scope to view the sun. The staff is...More

Thank cygnusx112
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Very small and low-key place. Several different observatories you can poke your head into. The weather had been clear during the day, but unfortunately clouds rolled in during the early evening, so we only got so see a few stars/planets. The actual Lowell Observatory, where...More

Thank KayBeeAusTex
Reviewed June 5, 2016

This was a great way to spend most of the day. The daytime tours and evening presentations are very interesting. Educational without being boring. Unfortunately, our schedule didn't allow for us to remain in Flagstaff for the evening telescope viewing - our loss... If you...More

Thank RJL0613
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
281 reviews
.78 miles away
Josephine's Modern American Bistro
491 reviews
.85 miles away
The Cottage
446 reviews
.81 miles away
Fratellis Pizza
247 reviews
.80 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Flagstaff Visitor Center
480 reviews
.92 miles away
Mother Road Brewing Company
131 reviews
.76 miles away
Thorpe Park
67 reviews
.34 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Doug W
August 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from akm0722 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not remember Cost. I do remember it was Affordable for me. I'd suggest calling them of going to website
Lauren M
July 31, 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from azkimPhoenix | Reviewed this property |
My kids were 10 and 3. 10 year old is totally into space so loved it. 3 year old liked it but had a hard time listening to the talks.
Bryanna E
May 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from danf552017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can return several times in one day. Make certain you get your wrist stamped when you purchase your admission.