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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Good programs, excellent views

Lowell observatory is famous for discovering Pluto. It has a great array of telescopes to look... read more

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ajdial
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Super star!

If you're a stargazer, trekky or romantic, this observatory is for you. The facility is well laid... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Viffy10
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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 yesterday via mobile

Lowell observatory is famous for discovering Pluto. It has a great array of telescopes to look through on the grounds - some of an historic nature. We got to see really good views of the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter. We even saw 4 of Jupiter’s...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're a stargazer, trekky or romantic, this observatory is for you. The facility is well laid out with beautiful landscaping, pathways, views and observation points. If you go in the evening, you're treated to a constellation overview done by humorous and knowledgeable staff as...More

Thank Viffy10
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Got to look at the sun through a telescope. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly, and their passion shows. Well worth a look, and a bit cooler than downtown Flagstaff

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife & I visited here and would encourage all in the vicinity to visit. We first attended a lecture on our solar system.... enlightening and entertaining. Then we viewed Saturn and some visible moons through one telescope; and a distance star, through another telescope....More

Thank Carl H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in the afternoon first. I recommend this if you want to look around without a big crowd. After dark, the parking lot was full. Of course, it was a holiday weekend. Long lines to look at the telescopes, but the stargazing tour was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturn's rings came to life through several of their telescopes- the lectures were informative- visual aides incredible and of course the speakers did a fantastic job holding everyone's attention

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And not only Pluto but some other really state of the art science is going on here. Great place to visit and learn about the discovery of Pluto and what is happening in exoplanet discovery to date. $15 entry per person. Stay as long as...More

Thank ltsolet
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to go at night. They've got telescopes set up throughout. You can take a closer look at Jupiter, white dwarfs, the milky way galaxy, and the telescope that discovered pluto.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for the Lowell tour and the sun observatory and the Pluto tour. The same young lady Hayley was our guide for all of them. She was only 20 but clearly is very passionate about the career she is studying and working for at...More

Thank Alicia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guided tours that come with the cost of the tickets were excellent. Very informative along with items of great historical significance. Don’t miss this!

Thank Ron B
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Doug W
August 18, 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
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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