"A Very Big Hole in the Ground" Meteor City Things to Do Tip by Voyageuse30

Meteor City Things to Do: 3 reviews and 8 photos

  Meteor Crater, near Flagstaff, AZ
by Voyageuse30
 
 

The only thing to do in Meteor City, as far as I can see, is to visit the crater.
The admission ticket was $12, and I thought this was a bit steep for looking at a big hole in the ground (even if I had decided to watch the movie and look at the exhibits, which I didn't).
There is a 10-min movie that tells the story of the meteor impact. There are some exhibits to look at that explain meteors and space-related stuff.
There are some guided rim tours. You have to be wearing certain kinds of shoes for these tours and I can certainly see why. It's quite rocky out there.
Then of course there is the crater itself. It's hard to describe it. You'll have to see it for yourself. Of course, you can take pictures of it, but it's so huge that it's hard to capture meaningfully on film. It's so huge that it sort of seems unreal.
There is a great gift shop and a Subway restaurant here as well.

Address: 35 miles east of Flagstaff, off I-40
Directions: It's way out, quite far away from, well... anything else. That was very nice of the meteor, to not hit anything close to civilization. :-)
Phone: 928-289-5898
Website: http://www.meteorcrater.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 6, 2005
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