Are you ready to come face to face with an incredible feat of nature, that impacted our own planet millions of years ago? Welcome to Meteor Crater! That's right, your next family day out could involve seeing the results of a huge meteor that came all the way from space!
Located in Northern Arizona, a visit to the Meteor Crater Visitor Center gives the entire family a day out in nature, as well as an educational experience. Located right on the rim of the crater itself, the visitor center is a great place to start - the perfect gateway to discover all the wonders of THE best preserved meteorite site impact site on the entire planet!
A great way to start your adventure is to enjoy the 10 minute movie that explore the origins of the crater itself. Shown twice every hour, you can experience the incredible sound and explosive fury of the meteor's very heated trip through the atmosphere, and ultimate impact. What did this mean to the USA, and the world?
The Discovery Center also includes displays on the never-ending process of impacts and collisions in our solar system.
To see the crater itself, you can enjoy the view from the air-conditioned indoor viewing area, or you can step out into the sun and take part in one of the many self-guiding observation paths. There are interpretive signs along the trails, as well as observation telescopes to get a better look.
You can even see artifacts left from human exploration!
A fascinating day out in Arizona, at one of the most incredible landmarks on the planet. It's a part of the Earth's history, and you can have a front row ticket to explore it!