Outer space has forever influenced mankind, as evidenced by ancient Greek mythology based on constellational characters and ancient Romans' banishment of all governmental dissenters to Saturn. Find personal planetary inspiration with today's Groupon to Meteor Crater in Winslow. Children 5 and younger are free. Choose from the following options:
- For $8, you get two junior (ages 6–17) admissions (a $16 value).
- For $14, you get two senior (ages 60 & older) admissions (a $28 value).
- For $15, you get two adult admissions (a $30 value).
At the end of a snaking, single road sits Meteor Crater, a 50,000-year-old surfacial souvenir of an asteroid's collision with the Earth at 26,000 mph. The orbital abyss spreads through a 2.4-mile circumference and plunges to 550 feet, making it an international tourist destination and the perfect spot to ditch unanswered love letters to Chester Cheetah. Tours commence at the on-site visitor's center, where a 10-minute movie enlightens the scientifically unsavvy to the origins of the hulking hole as well as its importance in the realm of space study. From there, sightseers can opt to ogle the crater from a climate-controlled indoor vista, from a trio of staggered viewing posts at the rim, or alongside a tour guide who flew here in the meteor long ago.
After exploring the Meteor Crater's majestically empty nest, the visitors center carries on the concave curriculum with a slew of educational exhibits. The discovery center features a 1,400-pound meteorite fragment, an Apollo test capsule, and pristine images from celestial history, including rare photos of the moon dressed up as a sailor.
Interstate 40, Exit 233
Winslow, Arizona 86047