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The Best Preserved Meteor Impact Crater On Earth Is In Arizona, And You Can Visit It!

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia

The Best Preserved Meteor Impact Crater On Earth Is In Arizona, And You Can Visit It!

It’s in Arizona, just over two hours away from Phoenix.

Did you know a meteor impacted Earth almost 50 thousand years ago? The crater is still visible in northern Arizona, and you can visit the fascinating site.

Barringer Meteor Crater is located between Flagstaff and Winslow on the Colorado Plateau, just under three hours away from downtown Phoenix. The crater was also used as a training ground for astronauts heading to the Moon during the Apollo program. Your kids will love it!

A museum on-site features visits to the Meteor Crater, guided rim tours, and a collision 4D theater. There’s also a crater-themed bistro and mineral gift shop.

If you’re planning on making your visit a weekend getaway, you can also visit nearby attractions that include the Antelope Canyon, Fort Apache Historic State Park, Glen Canyon National Park, and the Hopi Nation Reservation.

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Where: šŸ“Interstate 40, Exit 233, Winslow, Arizona
Hours: ā°Open daily 7:00 am – 7:00pm
Admission: šŸ’µAdult – $22
Junior – $13
Senior – $20
Save money by buying your tickets beforehand on their online site.

 

Featured image by An Tran @the_space_nut.