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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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private, but not a tourist trap

Excellent gift shop for collectors of rocks or jewelry. It is worth the entry fee. Good road out to the crater. Take time to do the guided tour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Meteor Crater, as the name would suggest, is a meteor crater in the middle of the Arizona desert near Flagstaff. It is one of the most well-preserved meteor craters on earth and has been used as a training site for NASA lunar missions. The crater itself is impressive - much bigger and deeper than you would anticipate. There is a... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When we arrived we thought to entrance fee was a little steep. However the crater was amazing and i would not have wanted to have missed it. The faciities are a little limited with a shop and a subway but the movie is a must see. The museum was good and had lots of interesting information. We left feeling like... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent gift shop for collectors of rocks or jewelry. It is worth the entry fee. Good road out to the crater. Take time to do the guided tour.

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Muncie, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was immediately impressed by the massive size of this impact. Definitely do the tour (might as well get every penny's worth of your admission price). Tour guide was great and very informative. The drive to this site, the museum, and the tour itself - expect to spend 3+ hours.

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Ash Fork, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a weekday, but there were still plenty of people visiting. The Meteor Crater is great, and the Museum is fun too. Take one of the guided rim tours.

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San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I won't belabor the point, but it's true that this place is pricier than it probably should be. Still, for someone who geeks out at the thought of the vastness of space, few things can compare to staring out into this enormous hole in the ground, knowing it was caused by something flying from outer space crash landing on our... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Grand Canyon, we always talked about visiting Meteor Crater.- but having to go extra 75 miles past Williams never happened. So we decided to make it this time. Meteor Crater is privately owned, and tickets are pricey ($18), but is worth one visit. Be sure to catch the hourly guided tour of the rim (partially) to make it... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way home we jsut had to see this largest Meteor Crater formation on planet Earth. The fee is $18 per adult I say a little high to see a hole in the ground but I'm sure it takes money to keep up and the education. Not much to see but at least this if off my bucket list... More 

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Hillerod, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit that makes you feel very small indeed. The visitors center is a bit old fashioned but the hole ind the ground is well worth it! The boys loved it as well, took pictures for their insta👍

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I saw the signs for meteor crater when we were in Winslow Arizona. We decided to go off path a little bit and visit. We were not disappointed. There's not a lot to do and I don't think the kids would be really interested in it. However we really liked learning about and the phenomenon that surrounded... More 

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