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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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Don't wear a sundress!

Was a little shocked at the $18 adult entry fee but once we got in we felt it was worth it. (But we like his kind of thing!) Very well done informative exhibits and nice gift... read more

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Kitchener, Canada
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294 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Even-though this is privately operated and not a government run site, it is expertly done. Their guides do a marvelous job of explaining meteors, meteorites, and all of the relevant background history for this site.The site owners have invested heavily in the site building (it works well for viewing -even on inclement weather days) and is perfect even for those... More 

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Thank CdnGoldy
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is about 1 1/2 minutes drive from Flagstaff. Staff was very nice and friendly. The exhibit had lots of good information about space and meteors, however, the place is old and dusty. They really need to clean this place. Outside we saw the huge hole ... it is kind of nice but it is just a hole! The... More 

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Thank Sweetheart14047
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you like this type of thing, you'll enjoy the meteor crater. It is a well kept facility, with a nice museum, gift shop, and a Subway. I would consider it an expensive trip, but with the military discount it was a good way to spend an hour in a very desolate part of AZ.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was a little shocked at the $18 adult entry fee but once we got in we felt it was worth it. (But we like his kind of thing!) Very well done informative exhibits and nice gift shop. Good outer space type gifts for kids there. So some of the reviews have said "just a hole in the ground." Well there's... More 

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Thank Tetonsnow
Lewisville, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see for anyone interested in astromony, geology or history. Yes it is just a big hole, but a mile-wide hole that was created in a fraction of a second. This is a family-owned attraction. They have done a great job of preserving the impact site. It is supposed to be the best preserved meteor impact site... More 

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Brenham, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great very informative and information understandable for all. My husband is an astronomy Proffesor and he was also very pleased.

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Thank Patty G
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid $18 to come here and while it was a good experience I think it is too pricey for what it is.

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Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very high priced to walk around a deep hole in the ground... Save the money and look at it on google.

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Dallas, Texas
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a remote location, as is to be expected, but it is definitely worth a visit. Interesting film and museum, with outdoor viewing platforms and Subway. It would not be pleasant in hot weather.

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Bellvue, Colorado
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Early May 2017. I have visited this site four time and am always amazed at what I see. The visitors center is full of lots of information on the what and why. You can spend a lot of time there. This is a great place to see just how small we are in the overall realm of the universe.

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