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Lowell Observatory

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Interesting place with lots to offer. Learned a lot. Dress warm on cold evenings as you will be... read more

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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

Interesting place with lots to offer. Learned a lot. Dress warm on cold evenings as you will be outside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 529jodil
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a really cool place to visit if you have time. They have seminars almost every hour, as well as telescopes you can view. There's a lot of space education for children as well adults. They have a gift shop in the main building....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ioiokyoioi
Reviewed 5 days ago

go when they have some night viewing of stars and planets through the big telescopes - other than that, it's just boring

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cheryl S
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Cheryl, Thank you for your review, your input is very important to us! We are glad you enjoyed the Clark Telescope and our nightly programs! Hope to see you again soon! Thanks

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dress warm, all the cool stuff is at night. However, you should go in the morning to look around. Once you pay for admission you are good to come and go. We went at night and I realized I wanted to look around during the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank edm854
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your kind words about Lowell. It's great to hear you enjoyed the night time programs and telescope viewings. We hope that you can make it up to Mars Hill again soon so you can walk around during the day and see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Childhood dream comes true. After reading "The Search for Planet X" as a student in grammar school many years ago (placing an order through the class book club!), it was a real thrill to finally visit! There were many interesting lectures, friendly staff everywhere enthusiastically...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Indymirage
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Hearing that we could help make childhood dreams come true puts a smile on all of our faces here at Lowell. We are also happy to hear that you had a good time during your visit! We hope you got a chance to take...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just visited the Lowell observatory and found it to be really worth it. We arrived at 7.45 pm and listened to a very good presentation on stars and expanding universe by Emory. I had my doubts about the presentation given how young he looked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Quest522
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Thank you for the amazing 5-star review of Lowell! It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the presentations as well as viewing through one of our telescopes. We are sorry that the cold prevented you from viewing through the Clark Telescope but now...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit this after doing research. It's a really cool place to visit and its opened till 10pm. Couldn't do the evening event because it was really cold but the presentation by Hailey on the projector was amazing! She's very knowledgeable and made...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Diana, Thank you for the outstanding review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the presentation even with the cold weather! We will be expanding our campus in 2019 so it will be a great year to come back and discover more than ever before!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely located near downtown Flagstaff with good views of the city you get a good history of the observatory and a tour of the surroundings enjoyed the solar presentation

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mohan N
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mohan, It's great to hear that you enjoyed the solar presentation as well as the amazing Flagstaff Views. We hope you can make it up to Lowell again soon to check out the new expansions comming to our campus in 2019!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area you should go here. The presenters were excellent. The overall exhibit was very well priced. Young children may get board.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Squawbrook
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Thank you for the 5-star review of Lowell! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the presentations offered on campus! We hope to see you at Lowell again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lowell Observatory is a real treasure in Flagstaff. They offer educational programs, views through telescopes, are involved in active research, and have the coolest gift shop in town.More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Anne H
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Anne, Thank you for the kind words! We are glad that you enjoyed the gift shop as well as the telescope viewing. Lowell recently expanded the gift shop and we are getting new amazing product all the time. Make sure to stop in next time...More

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Doug W
19 August 2017|
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Response from 476oliverg | 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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laurenm65
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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