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Address: At I-40 and Exit 233, Flagstaff, AZ 86047
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+1 928 289 2362
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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50,000 years ago a huge nickel meteorite hit the earth forming a crater...

50,000 years ago a huge nickel meteorite hit the earth forming a crater that is 550 feet deep, 2.4 miles in circumference and a very popular tourist stop.

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Expensive, but very interesting

I think they charge too much, but they do have a nice educational area that you walk through before you get to the crater. Amazed at how big the crater is.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Swindon
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you take the guided tour, it takes about an hour but a lot of that is the guide talking. Fascinating history to the place and he gave us the Native American slant on the story as well. It was very windy on the exposed crest but that just adds to the experience. The self-guided walk area is also good... More 

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Thank Stuart F
Stateline, Nevada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great history about a giant meteor that hit the earth. The exhibits are professionally done. Space exhibits, area history, and even route 66 info. I would go back just to hear more.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think they charge too much, but they do have a nice educational area that you walk through before you get to the crater. Amazed at how big the crater is.

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Thank Em_L0pez
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Mind-blowing view of an immense crater that takes you back in time. Pictures don't do it justice, you must see for yourself! We were very pleased with the small museum as well, which gives a lot of history and science about meteors. Museum includes not only information about this crater, but also a walkthrough of some space history. Cool experience... More 

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Thank Eliza H
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very nice and educational experience! We weren't able to take the tour around the crater because of the strong wind gusts. We did watch the video and took pictures outside on the lookout points. The little walk around information center was very informative and interactive. Overall a nice experience.

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Thank Palaksi
Erwin, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a little nervous about paying that much money without a preview of what we were going to see but, thankfully, it was worth it. The kids loved the museum. There were a lot of meaningful, fun, hands on exhibits. We actually ran out of time to see everything as we got there later in the day. I definitely... More 

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san diego
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was amazing to see and the worth the visit. They need to get the facts straightened out. To many different facts are told or listed in the museum.

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Thank madbeaut
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My 9 year old daughter was in awe of this place, as were we. It was extremely windy that day but I guess every day can be windy here. Must watch the movie on the history of the crater. It was interesting and my daughter learned so much. I highly recommend checking this out.

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Thank Melissa S
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not a science geek by any means but this had me awe-struck! The short movie, the museum and the walking tour are worth every bit of the admission price. And the photo-ops...OMG!! I'm glad we did this the day before viewing the Grand Canyon (no comparison) because I was able to fully appreciate the meteor's impact on the... More 

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing place. My second time in this place and I like it even more. Perhaps because this time I did it in winter against the extremely hot summer time I did it the first time. It's very interesting. The exhibition is also very good and the film can't be missed.

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