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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Interesting to visit

Four of us were in Flagstaff, and went over to see the Observatory. We were able to view the sun... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cumming, Georgia
Interesting daytime tour!

We visited on a pleasant fall afternoon and took one of the guided tours, which was preceded by a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin, Ohio
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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%
  • Poor2%
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us were in Flagstaff, and went over to see the Observatory. We were able to view the sun through a telescope that was set up, and it used a red filter. I thought it was really cool to see the sun and the...More

Thank Wen2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a pleasant fall afternoon and took one of the guided tours, which was preceded by a short film. The young tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable; he made it very interesting for our group of non-scientists. We also enjoyed the views of...More

1  Thank RLane_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the night we went there was cloud cover so we were unable to see the telescope or the stars. But it is a very cool place to visit!

1  Thank lmcpht
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lowell Observatory is a private facility with no government or university ownership. They do have joint ventures with various agencies. Its early history is important to American science. They have great day and night programs for the family. Very well run and good displays.

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether Pluto is a planet or not, there are a lot of interesting exhibits to explore. Prepare to read and follow the map

1  Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited and were able to see the pretty fall colors at the observatory. We went on the Pluto tour, then the general tour. So many interesting things to see and learn about on the tours. They had a safe sun viewing scope available...More

1  Thank AZValleyGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can easily spend an entire day here. You get a ton of tours for the price of admission. The astronomer showing the sun through the telescope was VERY intelligent, helpful and patient. A "must do" is the Planet walk to the Pluto telescope. You...More

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the observatory for the tour on a Thursday. Returned later for the evening programs. The 3 BIG telescopes were open to the public for viewing. There were also smaller telescopes set up to view Saturn, Andromeda, and a nebula with docents giving info...More

Thank Nonnie-Dada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were mesmerized by looking at Sun, Saturn, Alberia (the dual star - Alpha Beta) and M15 galaxy in the night sky through telescopes!!! A scene that will stay memorable. Loved learning while walking along the milky way and galaxy.

Thank Purnima B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So glad that we stoped here! The night sky from there was incredible. A lovely young lady named Ashleigh gave a wonderful talk and her enthusiasm was contagious. She is a gem. The telescopes were so exciting to use and the store was great. A...More

1  Thank Alicatred
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Doug W
18 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
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.
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.