- Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week, 364 days a year, closed on Christmas Day.
Nearly 50,000 years ago, a meteor traveling at 26,000 miles per hour collided with the earth's surface, creating a massive crater almost a mile across and over 550 feet deep in Northern Arizona, 35 miles east of Flagstaff. Situated only 30 minutes outside of Winslow, Arizona, see why this massive crater is the most popular and best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth! The topographical terrain so closely resembles that of the moon NASA made it an official training site for the Apollo astronauts. You will see and feel a 1,406 lb. piece of the actual meteorite that created Meteor Crater. Visitors are invited to enjoy a 10 minute movie in the 80-seat, big screen movie theater then spend time in the Interactive Discovery Center - the most extensive and informative museum of its type in the world. View the Crater from 3 lookout points on the rim or from our indoor crater viewing area. And, weather permitting, no visit to Meteor Crater would be complete without taking a guided tour on the rim with one of our knowledgeable, friendly tour guides. Please plan on spending at least 2 hours at Meteor Crater so you may "Experience the Impact" that is Meteor Crater. Open 7 days a week, 364 days a year, closed on Christmas Day.