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Meteor Crater

At I-40 and Exit 233, Flagstaff, AZ 86047
+1 928-289-2362
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A Hole in the Ground

This is a true tourist trap with high entrance fee and all. You will spend $18 to get into this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tere K
Clarksville, Tennessee
Quite a Site

Went here while vacationing in Flagstaff. Wasn't to excited about the amount of money we spent to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Antonio, Texas
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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” (251 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

This is a true tourist trap with high entrance fee and all. You will spend $18 to get into this meteor crater. There is a short movie that was a little interesting. There was tours, but we would have to wait around about 45 mins...More

Thank Tere K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here while vacationing in Flagstaff. Wasn't to excited about the amount of money we spent to see the crater, but once we saw the crater, it was worth it. This place is kind of like the Hoover dam- pictures do them any justice. You...More

1  Thank rwk212
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brought my teenage son. (My husband and I went about 20 years ago) Very cool nothing like anything else he ever seen. Visitors center is full of a ton of information. Incredible view. Side note- Dog's are not allowed.

Thank ABriteCreation
Reviewed 5 days ago

Agreed it is a little on the pricy side. But the museum is well done, and the staff are courteous and knowledgeable. We got there when it first opened for the day - it was cool, uncrowded, and the site made for some impressive and...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The meteor crater is surely a great thing to see if you travel along the I-40, but paying 18$, it's too much for what you get to see in my opinion, only if you are maybe interested in the education center adjacent.

Thank Johanna A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a one of a kind attraction and the facility is very nice, so I hate to be critical. But, they need to cut the price in half. We paid more to view the crater than we did for two full days at the...More

Thank TheUglyAmericans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a fee, but I think it's worth it. I mention that because while I was paying mine, a couple young women walked through the door and made a big fuss about it. Then they turned around and stomped out. Allow yourself at least...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it was a bit pricey -- $16 for seniors and $9 for kids.. but a sight you can't see any where else in the world. 10 minute video - well done - in the visitors center to start off - and a guided 30...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was returning to Illinois & decided to stop. It's only 6 miles off highway 40 & worth the stop. I went to viewing area outside but didn't do tour due to limited time. I watched the 10 minute movie..was good. Admission $16 for seniors....More

Thank clb5169
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a few times and have always enjoyed it. The exhibits are interesting. Taking the tour is a must for the views. The tour is considerably longer and more informative outside of the summer months. Great observation decks with telescopes to see the...More

Thank compton49er
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Trish T
Are wheelchairs available for rental? Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
16 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
22 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
Hi can you please let me know the admission prices
4 April 2017|
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Response from MeteorCrater | Property representative |
Our thanks to everyone who provided information on entry to Meteor Crater. We also wanted to share the entry fees for current and retired Military. Any of our Non-Active Duty U.S Military/Veterans (with I.D.) $9.00 U.S... More