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Meteor Crater, Winslow

Categories: Geologic Formations, Museums, Nature & Parks
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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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  • I first saw this as a kid. Have been back several times over the years bringing family or friends for a first look. Affords a distinctly unique educational opportunity. At almost a Mile in diameter an...  read more »
  • What a disappointment. We realize it is privately owned and they need operating expenses. But really. $16 for seniors is a bit much but guess most just pay up as they are already there. We did not and...  read more »
  • It was a cool enough, but way too expensive to see a huge hole in the ground. Adult admission is $18, to me $8 would be reasonable. 
  • The facility and paved road leading up to the crater are newer and well maintained. The parking lot is big and there also are spots for larger RVs etc.The museum inside is informative and includes hands on displays which make things a bit more interesting for younger visitors. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The crater itself is a sight to see as it appears well preserved due to the dry climate. It has a large size (~.6 mile across) and very steep walls. One may walk around the rim some but it did not appear possible to hike down to the bottom. Interestingly the site appears to be privately owned when we were expecting a state or national park or monument. (Nothing wrong with that, simply an observation.) The entrance fee is a bit steep, $18 per adult when we visited summer of 2016 but the park did offer a very good military discount. Highly recommended if you're bored out of your mind on I-5 and can spare the entrance fee for your group.
  • Nice place about 6 miles off main highway. Very nice a lot of steps if you don't do steps don't go. We really enjoyed it. They do have a guided tour that takes about an hour which we didn't do it looked like it was just on a grade without the steps. If your driving by it was worth stopping for us. 2 adults was 18 dollars.
  • If you have the chance to visit I highly recommend going! The crater itself is amazing and the views you'll see while on the crater's rim are astounding. There's also a museum (which I didn't have time to see), and a gift shop. Everyone working in the crater was welcoming and happy, it really made the trip.
  • Military Friendly! My son and I stopped by on a Route 66 adventure we were taking after I retired. We arrived close to closing, but the staff were very excited to have us, and when I asked if they had a military discount they rolled out the red card. They were even more hospitable when I explained the reason for our visit and road trip. We quickly found ourselves on the observation deck looking into the crater. There is quite a history behind the crater and the owner of the land. Please don't let naysayers distract you from visiting. This is a very special place and it's worth the price of admission. It's no more of a tourist trap than other places I've paid more to visit.
  • What a jip! It cost more to see this than it does to see the freaking grand canyon! Place is dirty and gross. Bathrooms are atrocious. Wouldn't dare eat at the subway inside. Souvenirs are a joke. Staff rudely announcing that they "close in ten minutes!!" Shame on the people that own this place. Shame, shame, shame on them.
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