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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Such a beautiful night sky in flagstaff. Some amazing equipment, informative staff and programs and... read more

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Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894, is a non profit astronomical research and educational outreach institution located on Mars Hill one mile west of Flagstaff, Arizona. For visitors, the Observatory offers telescope viewing, exhibits and science center, daytime guided tours, safe viewing of the Sun, multimedia programs, shows in the McAllister Space Theatre, special events throughout the year, and an astronomy gift shop.
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a beautiful night sky in flagstaff. Some amazing equipment, informative staff and programs and amazing old and new equipment. Would love to return with more folks. Don’t miss it!

Thank ozzieamy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be aware that there are senior and AAA discounts that are not mentioned to all visitors. The Pluto walking tour and history were very interesting and you should take it if possible. The guide was knowledgeable and made the tour interesting. The new exhibit on...More

Thank Craig Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on a cold snowy day not knowing what to expect on a gray sky day. We were treated to two wonderful talks/tours. We learned all about the founding of the observatory, the discovery of Pluto plus we walked to the location of...More

Thank NCM81328
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family visited the Lowell Observatory last month and were glad we did. It was one of those things where we thought we'd go if we had time, but wasn't really high on our priority list. Well, we were wrong! It was so interesting! The...More

1  Thank OurEdventures
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t know what to expect when visiting the observatory, we were pleasantly surprised at the amount of presentations you could attend the entire day and you could come and go as you please. We chose to attend the lecture about Pluto and loved the...More

1  Thank daym2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would definitely recommend a visit to the Lowell Observatory! Had a great night there looking at the Great Nebula in Orion through one telescope, and the star cluster M37 through another telescope. One of the highlights was the guided sky tour with an excellent...More

Thank F6658JValang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being married to a person who is a Si fi geek and having our anniversary - went to flagstaff to see the stars at Lowell observatory- beautiful- main attraction was the 121 yrer old telescope - it's educational- bring the kids -

Thank M G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of things to see at the observatory, so plan to spend a least 2 hours. Most things are outdoors or in unheated buildings, so dress warm. There are several very knowledable guides who love to answer questions.

3  Thank soloman9993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Lowell Observatory during the day and at night. During the day we learned about the history of Pluto and got to see the camera that caught Pluto. We went back at night to learn about stars and galaxies and went outside...More

4  Thank Shira S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for community day. What's great way to get thew community out. The presenter was very informative. The new solar telescope was neat and the newly remodeled Pluto telescope.

1  Thank nlogan82
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Doug W
18 August 2017|
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Response from Oliver G | Reviewed this property |
About 15$ for adults. The ticket is for the whole day. You can come back later in the dark to watch the night sky with the same ticket!
Lauren M
31 July 2017|
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Response from azkimPhoenix | Reviewed this property |
My kids were 10 and 3. 10 year old is totally into space so loved it. 3 year old liked it but had a hard time listening to the talks.
Bryanna E
30 May 2017|
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Response from danf552017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can return several times in one day. Make certain you get your wrist stamped when you purchase your admission.