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Meteor Crater

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Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site just minutes from Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona near Winslow. Meteor Crater is the breath-taking result of a collision between a piece of an asteroid traveling at 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago.

Today, Meteor Crater is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep. It is an international tourist venue with outdoor observation trails, air conditioned indoor viewing, wide screen movie theater, interactive discovery center, unique gift and rock shop, and Astronaut Memorial Park at the modern Visitor Center located on the crater rim.

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Don’t miss a Guided Rim Tour to learn first hand, how this fiery giant meteor hurtled through space and impacted earth. Allow 45 minutes to one hour.


Enjoy the Visitor Center’s Discovery Center which showcases the most extensive interactive display of meteor impact science of its type in the world. Fun and educational for all ages.


Meteor Crater’s newest attraction is the exciting “4D” immersion ride “Collision Experience”. Now you and your entire family can try to save the earth! Ask about a discounted ticket when you purchase admission.


Located just 20 miles west of Winslow and 35 miles east of Flagstaff in northern Arizona, Meteor Crater houses the best preserved meteorite impact site on earth. If you’re looking for something new and exciting to put on your bucket list, standing over this beautifully massive and historic meteor impact site should definitely top the list.



Meteor Crater
Interstate 40, Exit 233
Winslow, AZ 86047 USA
(928) 289-5898
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It takes your breath, standing at the edge of this colossal bowl-shaped basin, 550 feet deep, carved into the high desert of Arizona. Though Route 66 and busy Interstate 40 pass through not far away, you suddenly find yourself transported to a completely different, prehistoric moment in time, one 50,000 years ago.