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Meteor Crater

At I-40 and Exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
+1 928-289-2362
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Worth the detour...

Though Meteor Crater is by no means as spectacular as Grand Canyon or Sedona, and though the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sedona, Arizona
Tourist Trap!

The evening before we had just arrived late into flagstaff, on Thanksgiving evening, hungry and not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Loek C
Breda, The Netherlands
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“big hole” (125 reviews)
“gift shop” (289 reviews)
“guided tour” (228 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
At I-40 and Exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Though Meteor Crater is by no means as spectacular as Grand Canyon or Sedona, and though the admission price of $18 is a little steep, the fact is that this crater is one of a kind. Its dimensions are a lot bigger than your think,...More

Thank CharlesTorello
Reviewed 3 days ago

The evening before we had just arrived late into flagstaff, on Thanksgiving evening, hungry and not place to eat. So we ate only the thing we had. Banana, Biscuits and some water. We had planned allot for the day after untill I deceided to google...More

Thank Loek C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Big Hole...there are meteors from spacer and meteors from DC and one of them will kill us all. This is cool.

Thank RAF37621
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is off the beaten trail but well worth the little extra time it takes to get to it. It is mind-blowing when you see the crater from the observation deck. It is nearly 1 mile across, 2 1/2 miles in circumference and 550...More

1  Thank gamcaldwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its not to far out the way off of 40 and is a pretty neat sight to behold if you have never seen a meteor crater before. The visitors center is nicely done. They have a theater with a short movie playing on the crater...More

1  Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a plave. Follow the signs. Visitor centre is well done. The viewing platforms offer an exceptional view and perspective. There is a museum quality tour and exhibit that you also must do. Was an unexpected find and well worth the time to tour.

1  Thank Misterrude
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a few minutes from your drive on I 40, to go the 5 miles down Meteor Crater road. There's room for your rv to park. Pay the admission and go be amazed.

Thank Shazamlamb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a leg stretch on I-40 and decided to stop here. Had never seen a meteor crater and it was very cool. There is an indoor viewing area and also outside paths both above and slightly in the crater. Cool viewing areas and set ups...More

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 30 minute-1 hour at most visit. Take a look at the meteor, the crater, maybe catch the film (we did not), Subway and a small gift shop. Nice fun stop on the way to other attractions. Probably never see a better crater...More

Thank W876AYmatthewl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meteor crater is a grand sight! You need a wide angle lens to capture it in one picture. It’s exciting to look through the telescopes which are pinpointed to certain locations on the crater. Especially, the one pointing to the center of the crater...More

Thank PrajJ
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26 November 2017|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
I would call and ask the question. The weather in the crater is different than the surface. An inversion is created which will literally suck the drone down and you would loose control. An actual aircraft was flown into the... More
Maurizio C
15 November 2017|
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Response from lovesmellofjetfuel | Reviewed this property |
I can think of no reason that tripod photography would be prohibited . It is quite a sight to see for a fee. I urge you to also go and visit the Petrified Forest National Park in the area. It is one of the most unbelievable... More
Christine M
14 November 2017|
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Response from cduckworth | Reviewed this property |
an hour on the rim in total there and back