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Address: At I-40 and Exit 233, Flagstaff, AZ 86047
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+1 928 289 2362
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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50,000 years ago a huge nickel meteorite hit the earth forming a crater...

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.

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Venturing west along 40. It was early to mid December. After making it through desolate Kansas OklahomaTexas New Mexico we finally made it. Great stop before heading north to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Venturing west along 40. It was early to mid December. After making it through desolate Kansas OklahomaTexas New Mexico we finally made it. Great stop before heading north to Grand Canyon. The cost to get in is worth the picture. Just pay and run up the stairs all the way up through the museum. Once you get outside, you'll find... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one stop on our vacation travels in 2016. I read about it in the brochures I sent off for from Arizona tourism and just had to see it. Just outside of Winslow, Arizona and about 40-minutes from Flagstaff, Arizona. The story behind the creation of the crater is very intriguing. A very nice Welcome center is built on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some people find it difficult to understand how the earth was formed and evolved to what it is today and recognize just how long a billion years is, but this crater explains a great deal of how we got here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty much in the middle of nowhere, this unique geographic accident is an interesting attraction to be seen. Of course you gotta be a bit into this kind of thing. Very interesting museum is attached to the crater.

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Thank Pablo S
Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an impromptu stop for us on the way to the Grand Canyon. We are glad we stopped. We came pretty late in the day, and didn't have as much time here as we wanted, because they were getting ready to close. However, we were able to go up the three sections to the top viewing deck of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love space and anything affiliated with it.... So, this was awesome for me. A small museum that gives information on meteors worldwide. It has a hunk from the meteor that caused the crater- not to mention the crater itself (HUGE by the way)! So, if you are interested in such things- please do yourself a favor & give it... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arizonans, even Park Rangers, kind of rolled their eye when we said we were going here. However, we pressed on, as you have to see this kind of thing. After all, you can clearly find it on Google Earth. We were glad we did. There is an interactive museum that talks about meteors, this crash, other crashes, and it seemed... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Meteor Crater, as the name would suggest, is a meteor crater in the middle of the Arizona desert near Flagstaff. It is one of the most well-preserved meteor craters on earth and has been used as a training site for NASA lunar missions. The crater itself is impressive - much bigger and deeper than you would anticipate. There is a... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived we thought to entrance fee was a little steep. However the crater was amazing and i would not have wanted to have missed it. The faciities are a little limited with a shop and a subway but the movie is a must see. The museum was good and had lots of interesting information. We left feeling like... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent gift shop for collectors of rocks or jewelry. It is worth the entry fee. Good road out to the crater. Take time to do the guided tour.

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