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Meteor Crater Visitor Center
Winslow Arizona Science Museum

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NameMeteor Crater Visitor Center
AddressInterstate 40 Exit 233 Meteor Crater Road
Winslow, AZ 86047
Brief DescriptionFirst Proven, Best Preserved Meteorite Crater on Earth
CategoryScience Museum
DescriptionStep back 50,000 years when a meteor ended its race through space in a spectacular collision with Earth, and step far ahead into the future of celestial research and outer space exploration during your visit to Meteor Crater!
The meteor’s impact left a crater nearly a mile across and more than 550 feet deep. Today, visitors from across the globe marvel at the huge site where a 60-story building on the floor would not reach the rim and which would accommodate two million fans on the crater walls watching games on 20 football fields on the crater floor.
Visitors can choose to view the crater via the air-conditioned indoor viewing area or venture out on the crater’s rim on one of several self-guiding observation trails. Guided foot tours are also available.
Meteor Crater is the best-preserved, first-proven meteorite impact site on earth. Its terrain so closely resembles that of the moon and other planets it is an official training site for NASA astronauts.
The Meteor Crater Visitor Center is the gateway to discovering the wonders of the best preserved meteorite impact site on the planet.
The fully air-conditioned modern Visitor Center features an 80-seat wide-screen theater gift shop, and Subway restaurant. Explore artifacts from early exploration and scientific study of the crater, meteor collisions worldwide and on other planets, and guest-generated computer simulations of space, meteorites and asteroids, and the solar system.
Visitors are encouraged to begin their Meteor Crater adventure by enjoying a 10-minute movie called “IMPACT The Mystery of Meteor Crater.” It focuses on Meteor Crater’s continuing value as a living geological and astrological laboratory. Guided rim tours which take you for a 1 mile hike are offered daily, weather permitting.
An actual Apollo NASA space mission test capsule, American Astronaut Hall of Fame, and striking views of Northern Arizona’s high desert plateau and San Francisco Peaks are found in the Visitor Center courtyard.

Phone 1(928) 289-2362
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance1/2 to 3 hours
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Last Updated2/6/2013
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