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Meteor Crater

At I-40 and Exit 233, Flagstaff, AZ 86047
+1 928-289-2362
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So much more then a giant hole

Really happy we visited here, if you like natural history or science or just cool things in general... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jade M
via mobile
Great site

Just the size of that hole is amazing. Seeing it was worthwhile. But the displays and the video... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“big hole” (119 reviews)
“gift shop” (252 reviews)
“guided tour” (207 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
At I-40 and Exit 233, Flagstaff, AZ 86047
+1 928-289-2362
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really happy we visited here, if you like natural history or science or just cool things in general this is great. There's loads of information here and a tour. The tour guide was spectacular and shows you some really great stuff. I won't tell you...More

Thank Jade M
Reviewed yesterday

Just the size of that hole is amazing. Seeing it was worthwhile. But the displays and the video presentations were very interesting. Poor guy who spent most of his life and money trying to dig out a bit of the meteor only to realize too...More

Thank GrantHay
Reviewed yesterday

We were doing Route 66 and stopped at the meteor crater. It was really neat to see. It is a gigantic hole. You can take a guided tour of the rim. We were doing that when a massive rain, and wind storm hit. It was...More

Thank mer1264
Reviewed yesterday

This is an extremely interesting side trip off I-40 and worth the short drive. The history of the crater and the attempted exploitation of its perceived resources is compelling.

Thank Zoomie70
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This really is a spectacular place to visit, we have been before but wanted to see it again, not disappointed so much information. Good gift shops and clean bathrooms.

Thank witcheshouse
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best to go in a cooler time of the year but definitely worth a trip to see the power of a meteor. Well run museum and shop. Lot of good science for people of all ages.

Thank Zack M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to learn about meteorites and their history. I would plan on a one to two hour visit. There is a Subway restaurant there if you would like to enjoy lunch.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Jeff made our 30 minute tour very informative. An easy walk out to the crater will amaze you. Walkouts are easy to access and worth visiting. A bit pricey but super cool!

Thank klbjas
Reviewed 4 days ago

Meteor Crater is located on a private ranch, and is privately owned and operated. Concession and visitor center is well run. Guides are available for the tour to the crater. Our guide was very knowledgeable and amusing. Well worth the entry fee into the building....More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a hole in the ground. They don't let you in the crater and there is not much to see. Little over priced for the experience.

Thank JessnRysmom
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lyka S
can we still go there 30 mins before you close?
23 June 2017|
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Response from ABriteCreation | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.. Definitely call.
Trish T
Are wheelchairs available for rental? Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any wheelchairs for rental and not to sure about accessibility. The tour can not be done with a wheelchair as it goes out along the rim and is a dirt patch only.
Can anyone hike down into the crater
21 April 2017|
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Response from MeteorCrater | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We do not permit our guests to hike down to the bottom of the Crater, primarily for safety reasons. Also, scientific research is being conducted inside the Crater on a year-round basis. There... More