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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Go before it gets dark so you are there as it gets dark!

We went around 8 pm because they have star talks between 8 and 9. It closes at 10, and then the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathy73k
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Absolutely must do in Flagstaff

We love astronomy and star gazing so we absolutely knew we had to visit the Lowell Observatory... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
D C R
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894, is a non profit astronomical research and educational outreach institution located on Mars Hill one mile west of Flagstaff, Arizona. For visitors, the Observatory offers telescope viewing, exhibits and science...more
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went around 8 pm because they have star talks between 8 and 9. It closes at 10, and then the line was really long to look through the telescope. Thankfully we did get a chance to do it. It is amazing that the telescope...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love astronomy and star gazing so we absolutely knew we had to visit the Lowell Observatory while in Flagstaff. We went during the day and walked the grounds and caught the end of the tour of the Clark telescope. The admittance fee includes readmitance...More

Thank D C R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is where the planet Pluto was discovered. There are a few briefings going on throughout the day by students that are interesting. They crack their little physics jokes that seem to go over most people’s heads but it is still informative. The have a...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On a whim, we went there one evening! Well worth the 10 minute drive! We saw binary stars through a 32 foot telescope made in the mid 1890’s! We learned about constellations and their stories, looked at Jupiter and saw its moons! Great time!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Since we are east coasters, we don't get too many stunningly clear nights. So one night we trekked up to the observatory to see the stars. If we had planned better we might have been able to join a group sighting. It is a very...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Flagstaff and surrounding area is a beautiful place to visit. Lowell observatory is a must see but get they early because some of the telescopes close early. A bit pricey but well worth it, go up at night so you can view out of a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, we did not get to see anthing at night because of the weather so I can't speak to that. We thought there was a regular museum available the whole time the observatory was open, so we really brought on our own disappointment...More

Thank Bettie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I left a bit sad after visiting one of the most famous of observatories. One can only imagine what this place was before the lights of growing Flagstaff all but obliterated the dark night sky. Several small telescopes were set up on the ground to...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lowell Observatory has been involved in research for about 100 years. The 32 foot telescope played an important role in the first moon landing. The campus offers a history of astronomy, view of historic telescope, and interesting talks on the sun. Admission includes return at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to view the stars. there are various observatories and several telescopes for night viewing, however the lecture was long and boring, very theatrical, as was the constellation talk. I would have preferred a more scientific approach. There are also many tall trees to...More

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Doug W
19 August 2017|
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Response from Oliver G | Reviewed this property |
About 15$ for adults. The ticket is for the whole day. You can come back later in the dark to watch the night sky with the same ticket!
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Lauren M
31 July 2017|
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Response from azkimPhoenix | Reviewed this property |
My kids were 10 and 3. 10 year old is totally into space so loved it. 3 year old liked it but had a hard time listening to the talks.
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Bryanna E
30 May 2017|
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Response from danf552017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can return several times in one day. Make certain you get your wrist stamped when you purchase your admission.
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