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Address: At I-40 and Exit 233, Flagstaff, AZ 86047
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+1 928 289 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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Very cool and educational.

Visited Meteor Crater in AZ (just East of Flagstaff) on our way west on Hwy. 40. It was very cool. The Crater was formed 50,000 years ago by a 150 ft wide nickel/iron meteor. The... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Meteor Crater in AZ (just East of Flagstaff) on our way west on Hwy. 40. It was very cool. The Crater was formed 50,000 years ago by a 150 ft wide nickel/iron meteor. The crater is 3/4 miles wide and as deep as the Washington Monument. You need to drive about 6 miles to the middle of nowhere where... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not plan to visit the crater but since it was close to Grand Canyon, we decided to take an extra day to make this trip. Our plan was to complete the visit in a couple of hours and then make it to the Volcanic crater nearby. Eventually, we ended up spending 4-5 hrs. It was awesome. The crater... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was amazing to actually see the huge hole made by a meteor hitting the earth at a speed of 26,000 miles per hour. Loved the video description that at "26,000 mph, one could fly from LA to NYC in 5 minutes". Accompanied a friend who had visited Meteor Crater as a boy traveling with his family in the 1940s.... More 

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Thank CilF2013
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went into the facility and discovered that it is $18 for an adult and $9 for a child! Very expensive! Especially for a family. Probably cool but maybe not $18 worth of cool.

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Thank Sten and E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove up to Meteor Crater when staying in Flagstaff. A bit spendy for entrance fees, but the center and crater were very engaging for the kids. If you plan on also visiting the Grand Canyon, I would recommend visiting Meteor Crater first as it otherwise wouldn't seem as awe-inspiring.

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Thank Amanda R
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our vacation to AZ in March 2017. Although it was cool to see and educational I though the $18 dollars to get in was expensive.

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Thank lgoulet
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see! Very nice museum and gift shop as well. Excellent viewing from various locations. Great and knowledgeable staff! I wish we would have had more time in our schedule for this awesome stop outside Winslow, AZ.

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Thank Danette W
Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped to visit while crusing across Hwy 40. Didn't realize till we were at the entrance that this is a privately owned business. Firstly, the wheelchair ramp in is a bear. The admission price was what I consider to be high. But after unloading a wheelchair and battling up the ramp I was determined to see what I had worked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanted a break from driving so I thought I’d take a side trip to explore this National Landmark. It was very interesting even if the activities were rather limited and I felt that -- at $ 12 – the entrance fee was a bit pricey. There is a nice museum and a decent movie to explain things. Your access is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such an incredible surprise and a 'can't miss stop', we were blown away at the size and scale of the visitors center, theater room, shop and of course the crater! You can't even explain it, it has to be seen, the viewing stations and viewing lenses are remarkable and really show the size and scale of this amazing... More 

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