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Lowell Observatory

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Great short visit

Our guide was very knowledgeable as were all the staff we encountered. We enjoyed learning about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Renegade01
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N. California
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Interesting visit, especially on a clear night

This observatory has several programs which run through the day - on the discovery of Pluto, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VTsoxfan04
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Vermont
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable as were all the staff we encountered. We enjoyed learning about the history of this observatory. Grounds were pretty. The dome history was my favorite. Maybe the price of admission was high, but I understand they need to stay in...More

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

Hello, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Lowell Observatory! We love the history our Observatory holds and enjoy sharing it with others. Hope you visit again soon! Thanks Heather

Reviewed 1 week ago

This observatory has several programs which run through the day - on the discovery of Pluto, the history of the observatory, the sun, etc. You get to see the telescope which was used to discover Pluto. And - on a clear night - you can...More

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Lowell and hope you come back soon to discover more of our sky! Again thank you for your review and we can't wait to see you again!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I decided why sit in the hotel and watch TV? We went to a lecture on the planets. It was very interesting and the girl giving the lecture was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. After the sky was clear so they set up...More

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

Audree, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are glad that you had a good time during your visit and hope to see you again soon. Here at Lowell we are thankful for your review, they help us learn and grow to be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a cold rainy day so when the guide was talking outside I wasn't paying that much attention, but what I did hear was very informative and we'll suited to a General audience. The video inside was also good at this, they focused...More

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are glad that you enjoyed the gift shop and the informative lectures. We hope to see you again on a clear night so that you can view through our telescopes! Thanks Heather

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish I could give a more extensive review, but was only able to be there the last 2 hours they were open on a Saturday night. There is a fee to get in and a staff member will give you a flyer with a schedule...More

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

Hello, We are glad that you had a good time during your visit to Lowell Observatory. Sorry to hear that you didn't have all the time you wanted to look around. Just another reason to come back again soon! Thank you for your review of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you don't look through a telescope, you can see billions of stars on a clear night. There is much to see and do here - lectures, telescopes, planets and stars.

Thank ScouterVirginia
Heather C, Communication Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are glad that you enjoyed all of the different programs that we offer here at Lowell. Hope to see you up at Mars Hill Again soon! Thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The story of our solar system, Pluto, and so much more! At their Flagstaff Star Party, my sister and I were able to see, actually SEE, Mars (2 years to rotate the sun), Jupiter (12 years to rotate the sun), the Milky Way, Saturn (24...More

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are glad that you had a good time at Lowell and the Flagstaff Star Party. We hope that you come back and visit us again soon! Again thank you for the review! Thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time visiting an observatory. What an experience! It was so cool to see how the telescope moved to track the planets. Watching the top half of the building turn was awesome. The only thing that would have made it better for...More

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

JT, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are glad that you had a good time during your visit to Lowell. We will take into consideration your comment about the time spent in the Telescope Dome. Again thank you for your review! Thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to go to if you love anything outer space. We had a great night for viewing the planets. 4 different planets could be seen with the naked eye, but when seen through the telescopes there it was really something special. The staff were...More

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

Hello. Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are glad to hear that you had a good time at Lowell Observatory. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is friendly, the guides are very knowledgeable, but per brochures we expected more of the facility to be open and the tours to be more extensive. The solar program was not worth the time spent standing in line the Story of Pluto is...More

Thank Zoey30043
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Zoey, We are sorry that you did not have the best experience at Lowell Observatory. Your review helps us understand what we need to work on. Again thank you for your review, and we are sorry your time at Lowell was not what you were...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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