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Lowell Observatory

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Lowell observatory

If you are a science buff or just enjoy looking at the stars this is a very educational stop... read more

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Carol N
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Starry, Starry skies!!!

What an amazing experience! I'm not a big astronomy person, but being able to look through... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RhondaMathis
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are a science buff or just enjoy looking at the stars this is a very educational stop. Lectures were very interesting and so is seeing the moon and Uranus from the Clark telescope. Go at night and take advantage of other telescopes set...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing experience! I'm not a big astronomy person, but being able to look through telescopes and have knowledgeable people tell you what you are seeing is truly amazing. We went at night and attended a few of the programs that were also very...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for the evening programs, so we could see the stars. In addition to seeing stars and planets using their telescopes, we attended two talks about astronomy - both of them outstanding- and a guided talk about constellations. Also excellent. They also have great...More

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Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the different talks that you attended as well as viewing through our telescopes. Thank you for your informative words! Hope you can make it back up soon! Thanks!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great tour, learned about the discovery of Pluto and how Hubble stole someone else's work. Looked at the sun through a telescope. We only wished we could have stayed for the night time star gazing, so plan your schedule accordingly.More

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Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you for the kind words! We are glad to hear that you had a good time learning about the discovery of Pluto and viewing the sun through the telescopes. We hope that you can make it back to Lowell sometime soon to look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Flagstaff, we went to the Lowell Observatory specifically for the opportunity to look at the night sky through a giant professional telescope. Our particular experience was a bit disappointing and neither hubby nor I were able to see any more than we had...More

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Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the viewing of the larger telescope. We understand that our telescope is set up for the general public for viewing and are very sorry that it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience. You must go at night and enjoy the heavens! We really enjoyed seeing the rings around Saturn through the mobile telescope. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank NeoshoCop
Heather C, Communications at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and got to see Saturns rings. Again thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon at Lowell! Thanks Heather C.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking forward to do the night time activities with the telescope but it rained so we were unable to do it. Still had a lot of information that they offered.More

Thank 132mjo58
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are sorry to hear about the weather and not being able to participate in the night time activities. We encourage you to come back when there is better weather and get the whole Lowell experience....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lowell Observatory is a small working observatory with a grand history having been the site of the discovery of Pluto ~ generally regarded as the ninth planet in our solar system. The science of astro-physics is presented to the tourist in an engaging and...More

Thank Michael W
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Michael, We are glad that you had a good time and learned lots during your visit. Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory we love hearing about what our guests experience. Hope to see you up at Lowell again soon! Much Thanks Heather c.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, the Grand Canyon is pretty cool, I'll give it that, but looking through the telescopes at the moon, Saturn, Mars, nebula, and star clusters was so awe-inspiring. I will never forget it. Don't miss this if you have a night in Flagstaff.

Thank kruzr
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are glad that you had a good time during your visit! We hope you tell your friends about us and come back soon! Thanks Heather c.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed with Lowell Observatory. The "Big Bang" theory is not something that I buy into. So was not a fan. Would not have paid the admission price if I had known.More

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Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Laurah, We are sorry that you did you not have a good time during your visit to Lowell Observatory. If you would like to tell us more detail about your experience please feel free to reach out to us at hcraig@lowell.edu. Again we are sorry...More

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Doug W
19 August 2017|
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Response from Oliver G | Reviewed this property |
About 15$ for adults. The ticket is for the whole day. You can come back later in the dark to watch the night sky with the same ticket!
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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.
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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.
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