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Meteor Crater

At I-40 and Exit 233, Flagstaff, AZ 86047
+1 928-289-2362
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Awesome site, very educational, well worth the side trip

It's out of the way, at least it was for us, but we (Mom, Dad, kids 11 & 13) had a great time. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scott C
Long Island City, New York
via mobile
Great Motorcycle Stop

Motorcyclist (or any travelers) heading towards the Four Corners/Winslow/Route 66 should make this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“big hole” (120 reviews)
“gift shop” (262 reviews)
“guided tour” (216 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
At I-40 and Exit 233, Flagstaff, AZ 86047
+1 928-289-2362
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's out of the way, at least it was for us, but we (Mom, Dad, kids 11 & 13) had a great time. We walked around the museum, watched the movie then went on the guided tour. Very educational, guide was knowledgeable and funny. Of...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Motorcyclist (or any travelers) heading towards the Four Corners/Winslow/Route 66 should make this a stopping point. Interesting scientific area with a nearby archaelogical cliffside dwelling/museum. Great bike ride.

Thank TipoftheTop
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a privately owned attraction, so there is a fee. About 50,000 years ago there was a loud bang in the desert followed by intermittent showers of pebbles, rocks and boulders. This is where it happened. As you drive up to the attration, there...More

Thank richardm2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've known about this place since I was a little boy. If you read a book about meteors, there is a picture, so needless to say, when I was in Flagstaff, this was on the "must-do" list. The Good: Our guide was knowledgeable. The site...More

Thank Darin C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very interesting attraction,not only for people found of science but for everyone. You will never forget this place,it really looks like a movie set! I advise you to join the free tour,the guide gives you lots of information and you can have...More

Thank Neve30
Reviewed 4 days ago

We returned here for a second look with grown up children, they couldn't remember first visit. The sight is awesome. We took a tour, the guide talked a lot! The guide was very interesting and informed.. I can see that some people would be bored...More

Thank Douglas E
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Meteor Crater is situated a few short miles south of I-40 between Wilmslow and Flagstaff. This well preserved Meteor impact crater is a must see if you are driving Route 66. It was interesting to discover it was used by Astronauts during the '60's...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We saw the billboard and decided to go of the beaten path and check out this gem! Well worth it except for the price to see a hole in the ground...

Thank A_VanAuken
Reviewed 6 days ago

Did not expect the visit to turn out this interesting. We went there because my family wanted to visit the sight and I must say that it was just impressive to see the hufe crater in the landscape. Standing on the edge with the wind...More

Thank knutzen_ormeling
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Original wasn't sure if it was a place I wanted to see, but my husband wanted to go so we went. Turned out to be more interesting than I thought. We took the tour which made it more interesting learning the history behind how it...More

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Lyka S
24 June 2017|
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Response from barbiewalker72 | Reviewed this property |
you probably could but you might not get to see everything- we were there about 2 hours
Trish T
16 June 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any wheelchairs for rental and not to sure about accessibility. The tour can not be done with a wheelchair as it goes out along the rim and is a dirt patch only.
22 April 2017|
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Response from MeteorCrater | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We do not permit our guests to hike down to the bottom of the Crater, primarily for safety reasons. Also, scientific research is being conducted inside the Crater on a year-round basis. There... More