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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Fun and informative

This is a must see in Flagstaff. We were there on an overcast day, but attended two very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
brn2trvl2
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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An incredible story of discovery

We stopped off early at the Lowell Observatory and caught the 11am talk on Pluto, given by Kevin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julia W
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London, United Kingdom
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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 center, daytime guided tours, safe viewing of the Sun, multimedia programs, shows in the McAllister Space Theatre, special events throughout the year, and an astronomy gift shop.
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  • Average7%
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“night sky” (94 reviews)
“pluto tour” (58 reviews)
“solar system” (83 reviews)
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must see in Flagstaff. We were there on an overcast day, but attended two very informative presentations during the day. We returned at night for anther, and a look through a telescope- amazing is the only word I can use to describe...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off early at the Lowell Observatory and caught the 11am talk on Pluto, given by Kevin, who was extremely knowledgeable and humorous. He built up a picture of Percival Lowell and Clyde Tombaugh which was fascinating, and brought the story of Pluto's discovery...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been living in flag for a year now and just went to the observatory. Right before the entrance there is a spot to stop and look over the town, and once inside there are plenty of telescopes to look through! They re-adjust the...More

Thank kovarwithak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the afternoon for a tour of the grounds and a lecture. Decided to return at night as the clouds cleared and enjoyed looking through a telescope that the moon astronauts looked through plus several other devices. Lectures were good although a little...More

Thank MindVisions
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since the 18th century astronomers had predicted a ninth planet but could not find it. So Percivel Lowell decided to set up a telescope to look for the ninth planet. Along the way he made his name looking at Mars and seeing cities and canals...More

Thank Robert S E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes I come here alone, sometimes with friends. I like to pick up dinner and sit while watching the lights and town move. It's a really cute spot right bellow the actual observatory. The observatory itself is cute too, they usually have events for kids...More

Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stop in Flagstaff. Had an overnight stay and this is one of the stops we made and very happy we did! Very interesting and guide was great!

Thank JTBR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Lowell Observatory is about more than looking through telescopes. We attended a few seminar-style talks by staff astronomers and the information was very interesting. But, if you hated science classes in school, this isn't for you. We were able to use some pretty...More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a keen amateur asronomer. So it was especially fnatastic to vist this one of the most historic astronomic sights. To see original equipment used for important discoveries makes it all so much more real. And then you can look through the most famous...More

Thank wdtaylor1066
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check to see all the telescopes are working before you go. The moon was almost full and apparently this is not the best time to see the contours etc. The weather (humidity) meant the main telescope would not be opened for fear of damaging the...More

Thank Norm S
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Doug W
19 August 2017|
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Response from akm0722 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not remember Cost. I do remember it was Affordable for me. I'd suggest calling them of going to website
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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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