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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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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.