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.

“Educational and enojoyable trip, especially for children”

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Amado
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This is a popular spot for viewing far-off areas and also serves as a working research center.
Reviewed August 30, 2009

you need reservations. drive to visitors center at base of mountain. bus will take you to telescopes on top of mountain. the bus ride is about fifty minutes each way and can be noisy and slow; you may want to bring ear plugs. great views from top. tours only on mondays, wednesdays and fridays but check their website for details. i paid seven dollars for one person. bring your own lunch; there is soda machine at top for one dollar per soda but no food sold. there is nice picnic area on top with gazebo, rest rooms and fish pond; wild flowers in bloom during season. details of telescopes at their website. visitor center is small but nice. great place to go as cool and breezy on top of mountain, especially when hot in tucson and surrounding plains.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (15)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

15 - 15 of 15 reviews

Travelers who viewed Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory also viewed


Been to Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing