Meteor Crater

4.398 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Interstate 40, Winslow, AZ 86047, United States, Flagstaff
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8002895898
  • Ticket Price: 18 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Geological Formation, Family And Kids, Exhibition

Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater in the Northern Arizona desert of United States. The crater was created millions of years ago, when the temperatures were much cooler than it is now. The crater came to be discovered in the 19th century by a group of scientists. The crater is huge and the visitor centre is also very nice. There are tours and guided trips at the rims of it too. A visit to the  meteor crater is a very fun and educational experience. Towards the inside there is a walk by exhibit hall, which is setup to highlight the history and geologic displays of the place, specifically for those who want more of a museum experience. The fun filled part is a neat gift shop with reasonable prices for rocks, stones and jewelry. 

Meteor Crater Travel Tips

  • The place is usually very windy. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Meteor Crater

  • Seniors (age 60 years and over): 16 USD
  • Juniors (age 6 through 17 years): 9 USD
  • 5 years and under are free.
  • Non-Active Duty U.S Military/Veterans (with I.D.): 9 USD
  • U.S. Military Youth (age 6-17): 5 USD
  • Active U.S. Military (with I.D.): Free
  • Family/Group Rate (8 or more paying guests): Adults 16 USD, Seniors (age 60 years and over): 14 USD, Juniors(age 6 through 17 years): 7 USD

How to Reach Meteor Crater

  • By Bus: To Country Club Dr. (Bank of America ATM) bus station
  • By Train: To Winslow Amtrak train station
  • By rented car or cab.

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  • Meteor Crater Address: Interstate 40, Winslow, AZ 86047, United States, Flagstaff
  • Meteor Crater Contact Number: +1-8002895898
  • Meteor Crater Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Meteor Crater Price: 18 USD
  • Best time to visit Meteor Crater(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Meteor Crater: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 9.19% of people who visit Flagstaff include Meteor Crater in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Meteor Crater visit around 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Meteor Crater

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Meteor Crater

People normally club together Walnut Canyon National Monument and Grand Canyon Railway while planning their visit to Meteor Crater.

People also prefer to start their day with Meteor Crater.

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

Meteor Crater Reviews & Ratings

  • Extremely clean, architecturally attractive center. Employees were friendly and helpful. Films and guide were knowledgeable. Exhibits were cool! Crater was AMAZING! The depth and width of the impact was breathtaking. Highly recommend! Privately owned and maintained. It seems to be better managed than the Grand Canyon we visited.

  • Meteor Crater is one of my favorite places in Arizona. The peaceful stillness when you're standing by the crater is just indescribable. See my YouTube channel for the video of my visit to Meteor Crater from this month. They have an amazing gift shop too, nice crystals and minerals and other goodies. The employees are always very friendly. Wonderful place.

  • The Crater is awesome! You don't realize how big of hole it is until you get there. I can tell you it's 1/2 mile across but you don't have a reference. When. You go plan four (4) hours to visit all the various portions of the site. They also have guided tours. Bring a water bottle, hat and sunglasses when you go. Prices weren't too bad. It is privately owned, not a government supported site.

  • While traveling on the interstate don't pass this place are so close. It is a great experience for the young and old. Great videos and information also is provided to give you an idea of the damage this meteor did. Fun gift shop with something for everyone. Arizona has so much to offer.

  • Very cool to see, super informative museum very well funded with interactive exhibits. Cool gift shop & offers a great military discount. We didn’t watch the movie they offered but we were told its very cool. I highly recommend the stop. Its only a couple miles of the highway.

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Meteor crater
  • Is there an elevator to the viewing deck or only stairs?

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    • I don't think there is an elevator taking you to the viewing deck at Meteor Crater. You will have to take the stairs. 

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  • is the crater park open during the government shutdown? Jan22-23 - 2019

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    • Yes, it is open.

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