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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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First time to Lowell Observatory and well worth the trip

Excellent tour by astrophysicist and guide, Hannah. Spent a few hours during the day and went back... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
gogoDebo
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Tucson, Arizona
Awesome learning experience and lectures

There were wonderful experiences to be able to explore space and engaging presentations to learn... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Randy T
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent tour by astrophysicist and guide, Hannah. Spent a few hours during the day and went back that night for Saturn and moon viewing. Hannah did a wonderful job explaining the technical aspects of the telescopes and the human relationships surrounding their invention.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

There were wonderful experiences to be able to explore space and engaging presentations to learn more about stars, planets, and other cosmic phenomena.

Thank Randy T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went around 8 pm because they have star talks between 8 and 9. It closes at 10, and then the line was really long to look through the telescope. Thankfully we did get a chance to do it. It is amazing that the telescope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love astronomy and star gazing so we absolutely knew we had to visit the Lowell Observatory while in Flagstaff. We went during the day and walked the grounds and caught the end of the tour of the Clark telescope. The admittance fee includes readmitance...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is where the planet Pluto was discovered. There are a few briefings going on throughout the day by students that are interesting. They crack their little physics jokes that seem to go over most people’s heads but it is still informative. The have a...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a whim, we went there one evening! Well worth the 10 minute drive! We saw binary stars through a 32 foot telescope made in the mid 1890’s! We learned about constellations and their stories, looked at Jupiter and saw its moons! Great time!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we are east coasters, we don't get too many stunningly clear nights. So one night we trekked up to the observatory to see the stars. If we had planned better we might have been able to join a group sighting. It is a very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flagstaff and surrounding area is a beautiful place to visit. Lowell observatory is a must see but get they early because some of the telescopes close early. A bit pricey but well worth it, go up at night so you can view out of a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, we did not get to see anthing at night because of the weather so I can't speak to that. We thought there was a regular museum available the whole time the observatory was open, so we really brought on our own disappointment...More

1  Thank Bettie W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I left a bit sad after visiting one of the most famous of observatories. One can only imagine what this place was before the lights of growing Flagstaff all but obliterated the dark night sky. Several small telescopes were set up on the ground to...More

1  Thank John M
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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!
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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.
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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.
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