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Lowell Observatory

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

My husband and I went here for their evening programs. We were very lucky because not only was it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue R
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Boonton, New Jersey
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Different Experience between Day and Night

If you have even a passing interest in astronomy, the observatory is a must see. It's where Pluto... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Daryl C
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Pleasanton, California
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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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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for their evening programs. We were very lucky because not only was it a clear night but it was also the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. There was a presentation about the creation and eventual destruction of the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have even a passing interest in astronomy, the observatory is a must see. It's where Pluto and evidence of the expanding universe were discovered. I suggest spending some time during the day, especially the Observatory tour. You'll see the Clark telescope. It's more...More

Thank Daryl C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my 7 and 5 year old daughters to the evening show, they really enjoyed learning about the planets and the constellations. Also looking through the telescopes was something they will remember! Really. Neat learning opportunity

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Reviewed 2 days ago

All Big Bang references aside this is a place that will stir your inner nerd. Excellent talks and guided tours are given throughout the day by some of the most inspiring young people that you will meet. Try to book it on a day where...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in Flagstaff early April 2018 to visit the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon. We added the Lowell Observatory as a maybe if we felt like it after a full day of canyon visiting. We had 2 evening we attempted to visit. The first...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went up there just thinking it was to see the observatory but found it offered so much. They have educational programs in morning and repeated in afternoon. There is interactive stations to learn about planets. At night they offer instruction on constellation finding. So...More

Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and only regret we were unable to stay longer due to other commitments. The entry fee covers a full days visit and you can come and go as you please after getting a stamp. This allows you to experience the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, knowledgable students giving GREAT talks BUT.....the acoustics in the building they were in were terrible. We went to two talks about the solar system by a young guy with glasses cant remember his name sorry, and the stars by Ashley were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time visiting during the day and the evening. Lots of people to answer questions, and many programs during the day to keep it interesting. It was amazing to come in the evening and see 3-4 different telescopes set up. Additionally, being...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe the evening presentation started at 7pm, when we visited, and we sat through all four consecutive presentations. All the presenters knew their materials well, there were generally in depth. The speakers are passionate, and made it an rewarding experience. The very last one...More

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Doug W
18 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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