- Hours: Open year round, except December 25
- Reservations: Not required
- Cost: Admission charged
- Location: Off I-40 between Flagstaff and Winslow, directions below
- How Long: Allow about two hours
- Best Time to Visit: In the summer, arrive before it gets too hot, especially if you want to take the rim tour
- Discover more sites on our Northeast Arizona Circle Tour
The terrain created by the impact, now called Meteor Crater, remains barren and rocky, resembling the surface of the moon so much that Apollo astronauts trained here.
Meteor Crater ReviewVisitors at Meteor Crater can view the crater and exhibits about its formation. Things to see and do here include:
- Interactive Learning Center: 24 exhibits about meteorites and asteroids.
- 10-minute film about the impact
- A 1,406-pound meteor fragment, the largest found in the area
- One-hour guided rim tours (hiking shoes required) take you one-third mile around the crater rim.
- Not up to a hike? Try the four observation areas and telescopes.
Meteor Crater FacilitiesPets are not allowed in the Meteor Crater facilities, and there are no kennel facilities either. Take turns staying with your pet.
- Clean restrooms
- Gift shop
- Sandwich shop, restaurant
- Meteor Crater RV Park: 71 pull-through spaces
Getting to Meteor Crater
Meteor CraterTake I-40 exit 233 and follow the signs to Meteor Crater.
Meteor Crater Website