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Discovery Park

1651 W Discovery Park Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546-3909
+1 928-428-6260
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Telescope tour to MGIO

Worth the trip. Very interesting and informative. It is amazing how large the telescope buildings... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
L B
beautiful

Spent time in the greenhouse and at the riparian pond. Lots of birds and a fro9g chorus. Cool and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
mary D
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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Contains 2 of the country's leading sky-watching sites (Aker and Mount Graham International observatories, the world's largest pin-hole camera and more.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good5%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“small museum” (2 reviews)
“information” (2 reviews)
“telescope” (4 reviews)
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1651 W Discovery Park Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546-3909
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Worth the trip. Very interesting and informative. It is amazing how large the telescope buildings are. Will be going again.

Thank L B
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Spent time in the greenhouse and at the riparian pond. Lots of birds and a fro9g chorus. Cool and shady and serene. I could not have enjoyed it more

Thank mary D
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

It can be confusing trying to find information online because this "park" has gone from being a private "Edu-tainment" venture through a County project to finally being part of Eastern Arizona College. So unfortuantely, there is a lot of outdated information still online to confuse...More

2  Thank TommyBear
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This is a major Bucket list for anyone!! Totally incredible and every person involved went out of their way for us. Gives us hope for humanity.

2  Thank TrishMcCarty
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Great staff, and wonderful guides for the observatory trips. Very knowledgeable about the area. There are areas you can hike, and learn about the native wildlife as well.

Thank ATeachingCat
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

Worth visiting if you are passing through Safford. Didn't quite meet our expectations gained from the website. Times different from these on website...now closes at 4pm.

Thank Val J
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

A delightful park with much to see and learn with a lot of interesting things to do. Great for solo visitors, couples and families of all ages

Thank verna2010
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

This is a great place for a little stargazing on a weekend night. You are able to look through the big telescope into the night sky with a staff member assisting you with what you are looking at. There is a small library research area.

Thank phxchica127
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Discovery Park is an unexpected find on the outskirts of they quiet town of Safford, Arizona. The grounds are beautifully landscaped so it's a pleasure just to go there and walk around. They have facilities for groups of various sizes so you can bring a...More

1  Thank 842nancyh
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

When we visited the train was not running, the buildings were open for a private group and there was not really much going on. Just got to walk around the grounds

Thank SPhillips_55
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