What Is It? The world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth, the Meteor Crater is a fascinating attraction for all ages.
Why Do It? Nearly one mile across and 2.4 miles in circumference, it is an astonishingly 550 feet deep and the breathtaking result of a collision between an asteroid traveling 26,000 miles per hour over 50,000 years ago. Equipped with telescopes, visitors can view the distant rock walls or hike the trail around the rim on a guided tour. Discovered in the 19th century, the largest surviving fragment can be viewed here weighing 300,000 tons.
Good to Know: In addition to the crater, visitors will find outdoor observation trails, indoor viewing, a movie theater and a gift shop filled with unique souvenirs.