Lowell Observatory

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  • Address: 1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9287743358
  • Ticket Price: 12 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Observatory, Family And Kids

Lowell Observatory is a self-sufficient, non-profit institution in Flagstaff. It is dedicated to research and is rightly given the title of the world’s first dark sky city. Their mission is to indulge in the studies of astronomy and the evolution of the solar system. The place was established to carry out streamlined research in astronomical phenomena. It is designed to prolong and encourage quality public awareness and education, along with programs to extend to the general public. The place basically aims to bring research and findings to the public.  The Lowell astronomers were the first ones to collect the evidence of the expanding Universe, measure the motions and properties of stars and discover the planet Pluto, among many other achievements.

Lowell Observatory Travel Tips

  • Ticket prices cover day and evening programs.
  • Reservations are not needed.

Entrance Ticket Details For Lowell Observatory

  • Seniors, AAA, Military, College: 11 USD
  • Ages 5–17: 6 USD
  • Under 5: Free
  • Members: Free

How to Reach Lowell Observatory

  • By Bus: To Thorpe Rd. (Adult Center) bus station
  • By rented car or taxi.

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  • Lowell Observatory Address: 1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, United States
  • Lowell Observatory Contact Number: +1-9287743358
  • Lowell Observatory Timing: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Lowell Observatory Price: 12 USD
  • Best time to visit Lowell Observatory(preferred time): 11:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lowell Observatory: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 62.48% of people who visit Flagstaff include Lowell Observatory in their plan

  • 28.08% of people start their Lowell Observatory visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Lowell Observatory

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lowell Observatory

People normally club together Museum Of Northern Arizona and Slide Rock State Park while planning their visit to Lowell Observatory.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Lowell Observatory Reviews & Ratings

  • The new observation deck is amazing! I got to see Saturn which was great. Also attended a lecture about stars and galaxies which was very interesting. You have to be there for the constellation mythology tour, the individual who does the whole thing is very funny and engaging. Super interesting night.

  • This place is amazing. We did a private tour with Kevin and Hogan, with every penny. The wind didn't allow us to break out the Clark telescope but, even on the smaller telescope they wheeled out got us, what you are able to see is truly mind blowing. The quality of content from our two tour guides was exceptional. We didn't want the night to end. We'll be back for sure!

  • I really wanted to enjoy this place since I’ve been interested in astronomy since the 60s. We arrived in the afternoon just in time to catch the last 10 minutes of the sun observations. The staff member (I don’t remember his name) was friendly, informative and interesting. Then we caught the Lowell Tour, which I though would be an overview of the facilities. But we spent 15 minutes listening to Lowell biographical trivia in the auditorium, followed by a short walk to the telescope and another 30 minutes of Lowell trivia. Not a whole lot of astronomy or telescope information in there. The museum was interesting but all the other telescopes were locked (and I didn’t want to do another tour). Maybe next time we’re in town, we’ll try the evening programs.

  • Very interesting that Pluto was discovered in 1916. Mr. Lowell spent his life at the observatory developing a telescope to observe space and map the planets and stars and galaxies. A mausoleum was constructed by his wife 6 years after his death and he is interred in the mausoleum on the observatory property. The original telescope and observatory are on site and are part of the tour. A night tour brings you to another observatory where you can observe the universe through a powerful telescope. Mist go to place just for the history alone.

  • Visited the observatory on a Friday night. The night was clear but unfortunately the moon was very bright so we couldn't see much with the naked eye. We did see Saturn, Jupiter and a cluster of stars named M-15 (I think). We did see the telescope that was used to discover Pluto. Overall very enjoyable. Wear warm clothes as it gets cold at night.

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