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Lowell Observatory

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Starstruck and in awe

I went as a solo traveler with no itinerary when I stepped foot here. I will say this: I’ve always... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
karenduhgod
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San Jose, California
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Family visit

Our kids (10 and 7) were bored by the stars and galaxies discussion but we all really liked viewing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
brgreen
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Dallas, TX
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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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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went as a solo traveler with no itinerary when I stepped foot here. I will say this: I’ve always been interested with learning about astronomy, so I found myself taking in the information that I learned wholeheartedly. The workers are so down-to-earth and friendly....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our kids (10 and 7) were bored by the stars and galaxies discussion but we all really liked viewing the telescopes. I almost feel like the visitors' center should have said the lecture was for adults or teens +. It felt like I had dropped...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is awesome! I'm not usually into astronomy or space stuff, but the lectures here are fascinating and the staff are all so passionate about stars and planets that it's contagious. The historical relevance is pretty amazing also. Check it out for a cool...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The whole family enjoy this specially the night viewings well worth the money. Would definitely do this again

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting. We visited at night and got To view the moon through the McAllister Telescope. That was pretty awesome. We attended one tour and it was well Presented and very scientific. It wouldn’t keep the interest of many but most ew everyone could get...More

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

Hello, We are glad that you had a good time during your visit to Lowell Observatory. Your feedback is important to us, so thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon at Lowell Observatory.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to two of the afternoon talks and returned later in the day for some observing with the telescopes. The guides were terrific and really made this visit great.More

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

Hello, We are glad that you had a good time during your visit to Lowell Observatory. Your feedback is important to us and we are pleased to hear you had a good time. We hope to see you again soon at Lowell Observatory. Thanks Heather...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I absorbed much about the observatory. I would like to know about the culture behind the magic; how does the staff stay motivated to project a helpful, learning environment that is both a museum and a giant working science tool? What is the priority here,...More

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Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Curious Geek, Balancing historical preservation and scientific research is a constant battle here at Lowell. Luckily we have an amazing staff that all are pegs on the working wheel. Working here at Lowell we have great benefits and quite a bit of freedom to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Lowell Observatory and really enjoyed it. We went to The Story of Pluto tour and the The Lowell tour and both were very informative and interesting. The weather at the observatory was beautiful too in this September month!

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Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, We are so glad that you had a good time during your visit to Lowell Observatory. We are happy you enjoyed the tours and hopefully learned a lot. Thanks for Visiting Heather C.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lowell Observatory is where Pluto was first discovered. With that Plutonian claim to fame, how could I not go? The observatory is open both in the daytime and in the evening. There will be different programs/presentations depending on what time you plan on visiting. I...More

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

Hello Karen, We are glad that you got to come up to Lowell Observatory and got too take a look through some of our telescopes. We are sorry that the lines were crazy and you didn't get to see as much as you would have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit in the evening/night if you can as there is not much to do during the day time hours. Loved the history and how they put into perspective the distances of planets and stars along the trail. Beautiful views of Flagstaff and the San Francisco...More

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

Hello Sara, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are happy that you enjoyed the view of Flagstaff and the Solar Walk on campus. We are sorry that you didn't have much to do during the daytime. We hope that you come back...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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