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Lowell Observatory

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Address: 1400 W Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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+1 928-774-3358
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894, is a non profit astronomical research...

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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Astronomy galore!

We went to the observatory at night and we're able to look through 4 different telescopes, as well as a few other displays. We saw Jupiter, Star clusters, and even a galaxy! The... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the observatory at night and we're able to look through 4 different telescopes, as well as a few other displays. We saw Jupiter, Star clusters, and even a galaxy! The staff is hospitable and very knowledgeable about astronomy. They also had constellation tours and an astronomer on site to speak with. Great experience for all ages to... More 

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Mesquite, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has got to be the best place to be at night during your stay in Flagstaff. Very educational for all the family and a bit romantic for couples. It's just the place to be when in Flagstaff.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our family to the Grand Canyon and stayed a night in flag staff. Looking for something to fill out the time we found Lowell observatory! We wanted to go in the evening but it snowed (!!) so we went the next morning. We were able to see through a solar telescope, enjoyed the exhibits and walking the solar... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here because my husband loves learning about space, stars, planets, etc. It was so worth it!! All of us were in awe. We especially liked the constellation talk, but the highlight was definitely getting to look at the moon up close. Just wish we had more time there - we only had about 2 hours but were able... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lines were long and the moon was full, so that limited what we could see, but the staff was great. The observatory is beautiful and was worth the wait.

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Thank familytravelsrfun
Chicago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the observatory because I wanted to go on the constellation tour. While we waited my husband wanted to check out one of the telescopes. Shortly after we got in line, they changed the position of the telescope so we could see Jupiter and 4 of its moons. So cool! The constellation tour was cool too. Knowledgeable and nice... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can not detract from the historical importance of the place and it is well worth a visit especially as it is open until 10pm to go star gazing weather permitting(not on our visit). The is a good children's interactive section that will keep the youngsters amused for a while , kept us going for about half an hour. The... More 

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place this is. If you like or love the stars this is a must for you. The staff is so knowledgable they are bursting with information that they want to share. Their love of the stars just makes you want to learn. There are interactive discussions and programs throughout the daytime with exhibits and beautiful grounds to see.... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit and learn about the universe. The workers are mostly students, have a great deal of knowledge and an obvious passion for their jobs. The night viewing was amazing, I was able to view the Orion Nebula (beautiful!), Jupiter and it's moons, Betelgeuse, and Sirius. Took the constellation tour and was also able to... More 

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IF, always the BIG IF, but IF you want to do the entire scene here at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona, you will pay either $15 each or $14 each for a senior entry fee. Then IF you really want to maximize your visit, you will need to spend a fair amount of time because attractions are linear in... More 

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