Published on Thursday, May 20, 2010 16:26
Written by Crystal Harlow
A Meteor Crater - Just a big hole right? Well, kinda...but it's one interesting and bigger than life hole that has a great story to tell!
"50,000 years ago a fiery giant meteor mass weighing several hundred thousand tons hurtled through space and impacted earth. Today, Meteor Crater is nearly one mile across
, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep "
The Meteor Crater
in Winslow Arizona is the worlds best preserved Meteor site
any where on Earth! For price of admission you can tour the Visitors Center that has interactive videos, movies, pictures and interesting facts like; who first found the crater, what historical figures thought the crater was and what scientist have done over the years to learn more about the crater. One man even thought the Meteor was still below the surface and spent his entire lifetime and earnings to dig under ground in search for one. You will also be able to see and touch an actual piece of the crater
that hit the Earth 50,000 years ago! They have no need to strap it down, this small piece of Meteor weighs more than any man could ever lift.
Be sure to take the walking tour to the edge of the crater. From the visitors center you'd think you can't get any closer, but the view from the rim is even more amazing, and it's FREE
! Tours run hourly between 9:15am and 2:15pm, just be there on time, because they don't wait (I learned the hard way)!If you plan to visit the Meteor Crater it is $15.00 for adults, Seniors $14.00, $8.00 (age 6 through 17 years) and 5 and under are free.