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Lowell Observatory

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Stars in the forest

We arrived during the daylight and it is a beautiful walk in the park like woods to visit the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattlegirl55
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Kent, WA
Outstanding tour on a beautiful campus and fascinating story of Pluto discovery.

We fulfilled one of items on my boyfriend's bucket list by going to this stunning observatory and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathy Z
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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...more
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived during the daylight and it is a beautiful walk in the park like woods to visit the various buildings of the observatory. It is as much a museum as a place to gaze at the stars and planets. I learned much about some...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your kind words! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our daytime tours and telescope viewing. We are sorry that you didn't get to stay longer into the evening to view through the telescopes at night. All of us at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We fulfilled one of items on my boyfriend's bucket list by going to this stunning observatory and taking a tour about the discovery of Pluto. The lobby of the observatory was fascinating with equipment and an old antique car owned by one of the original...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathy Z
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kathy, Thank you for your kind words! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Pluto tour as well as the staff here at Lowell. We hope that you learned lots and will come back to visit us again soon! Thanks!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time learning about the original discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory and the whole story of why it’s not now a planet. Got to look through various telescopes to view the up close wonders of the moon and night sky. So worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ken C
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Ken, Lowell is excited to hear that you had a good time learning about Pluto and viewing different objects through the telescopes. We hope that you can come to visit us again soon! Thanks!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a science buff or just enjoy looking at the stars this is a very educational stop. Lectures were very interesting and so is seeing the moon and Uranus from the Clark telescope. Go at night and take advantage of other telescopes set...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carol N
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Carol N, We are glad to hear that you had a good time at Lowell viewing the Moon and Uranus from the Clark Telescope! There is always so much to discover at night through our telescopes and our programs. Thank you for your nice...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! I'm not a big astronomy person, but being able to look through telescopes and have knowledgeable people tell you what you are seeing is truly amazing. We went at night and attended a few of the programs that were also very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RhondaMathis
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello RhondaMathis, Thank you for your kind words about Lowell. We are excited to hear that you enjoyed our programs as well as viewing through our telescopes and learning from our educators. We hope that you come to Lowell again soon and see some more...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the evening programs, so we could see the stars. In addition to seeing stars and planets using their telescopes, we attended two talks about astronomy - both of them outstanding- and a guided talk about constellations. Also excellent. They also have great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pgscmk
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the different talks that you attended as well as viewing through our telescopes. Thank you for your informative words! Hope you can make it back up soon! Thanks!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great tour, learned about the discovery of Pluto and how Hubble stole someone else's work. Looked at the sun through a telescope. We only wished we could have stayed for the night time star gazing, so plan your schedule accordingly.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for the kind words! We are glad to hear that you had a good time learning about the discovery of Pluto and viewing the sun through the telescopes. We hope that you can make it back to Lowell sometime soon to look...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

While in Flagstaff, we went to the Lowell Observatory specifically for the opportunity to look at the night sky through a giant professional telescope. Our particular experience was a bit disappointing and neither hubby nor I were able to see any more than we had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sjasis
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the viewing of the larger telescope. We understand that our telescope is set up for the general public for viewing and are very sorry that it...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

This was a wonderful experience. You must go at night and enjoy the heavens! We really enjoyed seeing the rings around Saturn through the mobile telescope. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Heather C, Communications at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and got to see Saturns rings. Again thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon at Lowell! Thanks Heather C.

Reviewed October 29, 2018

Was looking forward to do the night time activities with the telescope but it rained so we were unable to do it. Still had a lot of information that they offered.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 132mjo58
Heather C, Communications Specialist at Lowell Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review of Lowell Observatory. We are sorry to hear about the weather and not being able to participate in the night time activities. We encourage you to come back when there is better weather and get the whole Lowell experience....More

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Doug W
August 18, 2017|
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Response from 476oliverg | 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
July 31, 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
May 29, 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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