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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Entertaining & Educational Experience

My wife & I visited here and would encourage all in the vicinity to visit. We first attended a... read more

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Carl H
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Historic Observatory

We went in the afternoon first. I recommend this if you want to look around without a big crowd... 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 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.
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife & I visited here and would encourage all in the vicinity to visit. We first attended a lecture on our solar system.... enlightening and entertaining. Then we viewed Saturn and some visible moons through one telescope; and a distance star, through another telescope....More

Thank Carl H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went in the afternoon first. I recommend this if you want to look around without a big crowd. After dark, the parking lot was full. Of course, it was a holiday weekend. Long lines to look at the telescopes, but the stargazing tour was...More

Thank Brock_double_U
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saturn's rings came to life through several of their telescopes- the lectures were informative- visual aides incredible and of course the speakers did a fantastic job holding everyone's attention

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

And not only Pluto but some other really state of the art science is going on here. Great place to visit and learn about the discovery of Pluto and what is happening in exoplanet discovery to date. $15 entry per person. Stay as long as...More

Thank ltsolet
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome place to go at night. They've got telescopes set up throughout. You can take a closer look at Jupiter, white dwarfs, the milky way galaxy, and the telescope that discovered pluto.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed for the Lowell tour and the sun observatory and the Pluto tour. The same young lady Hayley was our guide for all of them. She was only 20 but clearly is very passionate about the career she is studying and working for at...More

Thank Alicia M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The guided tours that come with the cost of the tickets were excellent. Very informative along with items of great historical significance. Don’t miss this!

Thank Ron B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Flagstaff specifically to see the observatory. It was such a disappointment when it looked like the weather wasn’t going to allow us to view at night. Luckily this wasn’t the case, and the clouds parted, and with my own eyes saw Jupiter!...More

1  Thank Chari A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing & educational at the same time. The sky was perfect for viewing. The “Unmanned Spacecraft” lecture was really good - seriously - even for the less nerdy of us.

Thank Amber S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW! What a hidden gem! It had programs during the day and night. The observatory had 3 programs, with 2 speakers and a telescope to view Venus. When it got darker they opened the larger telescopes. This was great, you could see the colors on...More

Thank HaleyD2013
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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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