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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Very interesting visit. Friendly, helpful staff. Not crowded at all

Glad I stopped by for a visit. Lots of parking in the early afternoon, excellent tours and films... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stateline, Nevada

Not worth the $28 (with AAA discount) admission fee. The person who presented the lectures on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Campo, CA
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Glad I stopped by for a visit. Lots of parking in the early afternoon, excellent tours and films. An interesting place for people of all ages who are interested in space.

Thank zenr0bert
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not worth the $28 (with AAA discount) admission fee. The person who presented the lectures on Pluto and the telescope was a terrible orator. He tended to mumble and sounded as if he had memorized the speech so there was no passion or excitement during...More

Thank SnapDragonfly
Reviewed 5 days ago

Percival Lowell, for whom the observatory is named. led us to discover the planet Pluto. At the observatory you can learn a lot about Pluto, and the rest of our system as well. Throughout the day there are activities going on including talks on the...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should visit this observatory which is one of the oldest in the country. One gets to see the telescope which discovered Pluto(the former planet!). There are several buildings so be surety see all. The two guides were outstanding. One was very good--the other was...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on 9/10 and was very disappointed. We were told no telescope viewing because of 'intermittent clouds', so had to settle for two 'mini-lectures' and a short walk to one telescope. Not worth the $14 per person (we got a whopping $1 Senior discount). Worst...More

Thank Ilene S
Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us (age 19-49) stopped by there on a Wednesday evening. We caught a presentation in the Slipher Building that was very informative. The acoustics in the (dome) building made it a little tough to hear the presenter, but once the senior citizen group...More

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and informative. Enjoyed very much hearing from one of the staff on the history of the telescope. They are doing great work her to preserve history and for the public to be able to view it. It was a clear...More

Thank JBW905
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hoping to use the telescope during my stay but there were clouds the evenings we were available or we were doing other activities. We stopped by Lowell Observatory on our way out of town. It was still very interesting. We were able to...More

Thank compass_77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to look through a telescope they had set up. Great place for the kids to see. A lot of history created at this observatory. Would like to return in the months with clearer skies. Was very much touch and go with the...More

Thank davidw702017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The observatory is very hands-on, so you can see as much as is available at the time. The entrances fee includes a number of short lectures/talks on astronomical subjects and the chance (in the evenings) to see something through one of the telescopes. Although the...More

Thank Trafalgar55
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Doug W
19 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.