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Meteor Crater, Winslow
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You can walk right up to the rim of Meteor Crater, thought to be one of the best-preserved meteorite craters on the planet. The crater is privately owned by the Barringer family, the descendants of the scientist who was first to suggest that the crater was due to a meteor. The visitor center displays pieces of the meteorite recovered from the floor of the crater and tells the history surrounding the site. Learn about Daniel Barringer and the journey that led to the crater's discovery, then trek the paved walkway to its viewing point. Bring sunscreen; there is no natural shade along the walkway. Arrange to visit Meteor Crater and other attractions in Winslow using our Winslow vacation generator.
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  • My husband wanted to stop and see Meteor Crater after seeing it on tv. There is a video, exhibit area, and tours around the crater. The gift shop is the biggest part of the exhibit area. It's one of t...  more »
  • This is a cool off the beaten path stop. The crater is really impressive and the visitor's center is well done and informative. 
  • Fellow travelers ... despite it coming up on some web searches as a "national park" , take note , this is privately owned, or so say all the staff working there. Your annual National Parks" pass is no...  more »
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  • Meteor crater is a unique site to see and includes a small museum to understand the history of the crater and meteors in general. At $20 a person, the price is a bit steep for what they offer. There's a 10 minute video every 30 minutes in a small theater and 2 short paths to have two different views of the crater. An hour is prob more than enough time to spend here.
  • Yes, it is a hole in the ground. It is a worthwhile hole in the ground. The meteor crater is a wealth of historic information from its discovery to its situation as the first officially proven meteor crater. The entrance fee includes a movie, a museum, beautiful views of the crater and the surrounding mountains and countryside, a guarded tour and view points with telescopes. There are four levels of platforms to observe from, a rock shop to buy things from and a subway for a reasonable lunch. It is a very interactive place and there is a good bit of walking so bring a hat and a decent pair of shoes.
  • the most awesome amazing wonderful crater in the world...at least according to the movie you're going to see in the expo. i guess it's interesting from the scientific point of view. however, it's not really spectacular for an ordinary visitor.
  • I was on my way to the grand Canyon for my road trip honeymoon, and I saw a giant sign that said meteor strike. We turned the car and I definitely did not regret it. It was a lot of fun. The one thing I could say is that the videos and museum part is very dated, I mean it gave me a 1930s feel but without the flash. Also the gift shop at the end had more Vegas stuff and sorrounding areas gift shop items than they did meteor strike stuff. Otherwise this was an amazing experience
  • Atomic Bomb level asteroid explosion created this wonder. Since I can remember, one of my favorite Science books ("The How & Why" series & Time-Life Science ) had a pic of the crater. I always dreamed to go here & finally I did around 1/2 century later! It was well worth the wait & visit. This should be considered one of the best Wonders of The World! To me, it was far more impressive than the Roman Colliseum & other man-made things. This Crater humbles one & evokes the wonder of the Universe & how tiny we are. The gift shop has all kinds of interesting rocks & items. For those adults or kids who love Science, this would likely be the best place to visit. It is unique in the world & so well preserved. WOW!!!!!