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Meteor Crater in Winslow, AZ

Meteor Crater in Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater, also known as Barringer Crater, is a massive impact crater located near Winslow, Arizona. Formed approximately 50,000 years ago, the crater was created when a meteorite, estimated to be about 160 feet in diameter, collided with Earth at a speed of roughly 28,600 miles per hour. The impact resulted in a crater that is nearly 1 mile wide and over 550 feet deep.

Today, Meteor Crater is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore the site and learn about its history. The Meteor Crater Visitor Center features interactive exhibits, a movie theater showcasing a film about the crater’s formation, guided rim tours, and an observation deck with telescopes for an up-close view of the crater.

Route 66 Attractions

  1. Meteor Crater / Barringer Crater
  2. Apollo 11 Space Capsule
  3. Barringer Space Museum




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