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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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With all the excitement over the Solar Eclipse, there were big crowds of enthusiastic visitors. If... read more

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
Best night ever!

Our 10 year old was so thankful we took her here. She is now a huge astronomy fan and considering... read more

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Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894, is a non profit astronomical research and educational outreach institution located on Mars Hill one mile west of Flagstaff, Arizona. For visitors, the Observatory offers telescope viewing, exhibits and science center, daytime guided tours, safe viewing of the Sun, multimedia programs, shows in the McAllister Space Theatre, special events throughout the year, and an astronomy gift shop.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“night sky” (89 reviews)
“star gazing” (57 reviews)
“solar system” (79 reviews)
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Reviewed yesterday

With all the excitement over the Solar Eclipse, there were big crowds of enthusiastic visitors. If you are interested in space, science, meteors, planets, this is the place to visit!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our 10 year old was so thankful we took her here. She is now a huge astronomy fan and considering it for her career 😊. The personnel all did a fantastic job welcoming, informing, teaching and assisting. We listened to two talks. Looked through the...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After taking a constellation tour, we gazed at the moon and Saturn through historic telescopes. My kids enjoyed the interactive exhibits.

Thank TravelingMamaGlv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit. I went for the showing of the sun during the, and came back for a night viewing of constellations. Unfortunately, it was raining that night, but they gave a nice presenation about the universe in any case. I went with my teen...More

1  Thank suzieq886
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to take a detour while driving down Route 66. Be careful driving up to the observatory. Steep, curvy road. My friend took a walking tour and listened to a lecture. She learned a lot. She's a science teacher and was excited to visit. I...More

1  Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One pays about $15 for each person or one can get a pass for the year. There is an interactive museum and the Observatory where Pluto was first sited after much hard work over a period of 9 months. We were able to look at...More

1  Thank Farida C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to spend a day or just a couple of hours. We were able to do some sun gazing through the solar program and took both the Story of Pluto tour and the Lowell Tour. Great tour guide, Hannah, who really provided fascinating...More

2  Thank Glynnis D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pluto was first discovered here. We went on a couple of the tours. Fascinating. Tour guide was very interesting and informative.

1  Thank Doxies2mom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up to the observatory although I don't think many people do. We didn't have any particular expectations of the visit but the Visitors centre in Flagstaff had suggested we go along, they also gave us vouchers for a couple of dollars off the...More

1  Thank northumbrian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lowell Observatory was set up by Percival Lowell to study Mars back in 1894. It boasts one of the largest and finest refractory telescopes ever made (24" lens). It was used for a number of investigations, including studying the moon for the Apollo landing sites....More

1  Thank richardm2017
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Doug W
19 August 2017|
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Response from Tess379 | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember the cost. You can look at the website for that. I do remember that we spent the morning there and then returned in the evening for a night sky program and the admission was good for both.
Lauren M
31 July 2017|
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Response from azkimPhoenix | Reviewed this property |
My kids were 10 and 3. 10 year old is totally into space so loved it. 3 year old liked it but had a hard time listening to the talks.
Bryanna E
30 May 2017|
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Response from danf552017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can return several times in one day. Make certain you get your wrist stamped when you purchase your admission.