During Skyler’s travel nursing assignment in Phoenix we took a two day trip early on to northern Arizona. Our first activity of the trip was checking out Meteor Crater about 35 miles east of Flagstaff. Meteor Crater is the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site. Approximately 50,000 years ago an asteroid traveling 26,000 miles per hour crashed into the Earth’s surface leaving this ginormous crater that currently spans 1 mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference, and more than 550 feet deep. Admission is $16 per adult and includes 3 lookout points on the rim of the crater, a short movie, a museum/exhibit center, and a guided tour.
We had a lot on our agenda for the day so decided not to wait on the next guided tour. Instead we walked through the exhibits on our own and then headed outside to see the main attraction.
It was definitely pretty cool to see such a massive hole in the ground and learn a bit about asteroids. But we both agreed that it wasn’t the world’s most exciting thing we’ve ever done. It was neat, and if you have extra time and don’t mind spending the money it would be cool to see. But it is just as you would expect…a big hole.