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Mount Graham International Observatory

Safford, AZ
+1 928-428-6260
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Great Telescope Tour

My friends and I really enjoyed the tour. Thanks to Jackie who schedules the tours, for keeping in... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Tom S
Gilbert, AZ

Must have reservations for the tour. Box lunch provided. A full-day visit. Beware high altitude... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Barbara W
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

My friends and I really enjoyed the tour. Thanks to Jackie who schedules the tours, for keeping in touch and adding another van to accommodate our schedule. The tour guides are volunteers, and not scientists, however, they are knowledgeable about the telescopes, along with pointing...More

1  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Must have reservations for the tour. Box lunch provided. A full-day visit. Beware high altitude sickness if you come from coastal areas. From Colorado, we had no problems. Dress in layers! An impressive tour of mind-boggling observatories. Great tour hosts. Learned so much! Very worth...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It was difficult to get a reservation. only once was I able to contact them and that was a lucky phone connection. After the initial contact, which I did make a reservation, I was not able to make contact with anyone associated with the organization...More

2  Thank hjtoler
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing views of the Heavens and fantastic staff! It got a little cold as the wind kicked up in the evening and I was wishing I had brought a scarf. I took the moon picture with my IPhone through the telescope lens.

Thank TrishMcCarty
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Wandered up Mount Graham on an early spring weekend. It's an hour & 45 minutes to Riggs Lake. We were surprised by this small jewel of a mountain lake. Crystal clear water, clean air & snow flurries! It's an easy walk around the shore path...More

1  Thank M M
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I have traveled to Mount Graham twice within the last year. Both trips have been amazing. We stayed once at Roper Lake, and another was just a quick daytrip. We STILL have yet to do the Observatory! Mount Graham is a very place I could...More

1  Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a must see trip. It is an all day tour to go see the observatory. You will go to Discovery Park for a brief orientation, then you will load up in a van and get a guided tour up Mt. Graham. There is...More

2  Thank Fastmach B
Reviewed 1 July 2015

It was a beautiful trip up Mt. Graham. It was a neat experience to see the telescope. Our whole family learned a lot. The tour guides were entertaining and very informative. When we got up there we got to have a tour from some of...More

Thank mistrygirl-5
Reviewed 31 May 2015

What a great 20 mile climb up the mountain. Beautiful views. Prepare for cold at the top and tough descent with some hairpin turns.

1  Thank kathleen k
Reviewed 27 May 2015

As other reviewers have stated, it is well worth the drive. You drive 35 miles, 12 miles on maintained gravel road to get to Riggs lake. A crystal clear body of water over 9,000 ft up. Fishing was excellent. The old growth pine around the...More

Thank Leslie M
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