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“Crater in the middle of nowhere”
Review of Amboy Crater

Amboy Crater
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Amboy
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Owner description: This crater created by prehistoric volcanic eruptions offers hikers a panoramic view of the desert.
Siam Reap Cambodia
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Crater in the middle of nowhere”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

If you are on route 66 then it is worth stopping at to take a photo, but don't go out of your way to see it. If it is not too hot it might be worth hiking up but as it was 102f we didn't bother.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank Colin C
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Chatteris, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not much of an attraction”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

The best thing I can say is that it made a good place to stop for a break on the old Route 66. Unless you are an enthusiastic hiker (my hiking days are over I'm afraid) and/or a dedicated geologist, you can't get close to the crater itself. There is a viewing place with a covered shelter and some picnic tables and toilets. I think we spent about 15 minutes there. Much more fun was Route 66 itself, which should not be missed.

Visited April 2012
1 Thank Greg S
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