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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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Pricey but worth it!

I was a little nervous about paying that much money without a preview of what we were going to see but, thankfully, it was worth it. The kids loved the museum. There were a lot of... read more

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Erwin, Tennessee
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Erwin, Tennessee
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was a little nervous about paying that much money without a preview of what we were going to see but, thankfully, it was worth it. The kids loved the museum. There were a lot of meaningful, fun, hands on exhibits. We actually ran out of time to see everything as we got there later in the day. I definitely... More 

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san diego
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was amazing to see and the worth the visit. They need to get the facts straightened out. To many different facts are told or listed in the museum.

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Thank madbeaut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 9 year old daughter was in awe of this place, as were we. It was extremely windy that day but I guess every day can be windy here. Must watch the movie on the history of the crater. It was interesting and my daughter learned so much. I highly recommend checking this out.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not a science geek by any means but this had me awe-struck! The short movie, the museum and the walking tour are worth every bit of the admission price. And the photo-ops...OMG!! I'm glad we did this the day before viewing the Grand Canyon (no comparison) because I was able to fully appreciate the meteor's impact on the... More 

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Thank rasrec
Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing place. My second time in this place and I like it even more. Perhaps because this time I did it in winter against the extremely hot summer time I did it the first time. It's very interesting. The exhibition is also very good and the film can't be missed.

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Thank kartikmexico
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Meteor Crater is the best and best-preserved meteor crater on Earth, no question about it (some are bigger, but most others are highly eroded and so large they cannot be seen from ground level). The interpretive facility are world class, though I must say, TOO EXTENSIVE. Personally, I would have preferred much less modern building, right on the rim of... More 

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Thank Richard S
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not realize this is a private tour site. It cost $48 for three adults, but it was very interesting. Please see the movie first. It does explain "why the crater". It is a hard to believe the size of the crater and makes you wonder how such an explosion affected the neighboring areas.

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Thank SadieFlorida
Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As science lovers, this was on our must-do list as we planned our Arizona visit. It was a worthwhile stop - you can look at the crater from several different views as well as take a guided tour. The 10-minute video and small museum is well-done.

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I give it five circles with the caveat that if you like science, geology, astronomy, then you will really like this place. If you are not so interested in those topics, it may not be worth the effort for you. They have a museum with some really good informative exhibits, including topics such as the solar system, space exploration, and... More 

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Marietta
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had fun exploring the Crater and exhibits. Bonus that a Subway was available for lunch. The Discovery Center was nice, but not amazing. The Crater is fun to look at. Our 8 year old liked it as he is in to space.

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