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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Skip the tour. Information is very very basic and 10 minutes worth spread over 1/2 hour. Plus, if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Interested but needs updating, disorganized staff, needs upkeep!

My husband and I are teachers and were interested in visiting Lowell Observatory. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“night sky” (88 reviews)
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“solar system” (78 reviews)
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4499
+1 928-774-3358
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skip the tour. Information is very very basic and 10 minutes worth spread over 1/2 hour. Plus, if you do tour make sure its clear day. Otherwise you wont get to see the telescope which is the only interesting part of tour. Not worth price...More

Thank Ombevorder
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are teachers and were interested in visiting Lowell Observatory. We were disappointed...The programs were disorganized and consisted of only lectures and one telescope to use with many people. Many of the buildings were locked. It just seemed like the people running...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are from Cypress,TX (NW of Houston) visiting family in Glendale, AZ and decided to make a side trip to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. When looking for things to do we came across the observatory whose claim to fame is the discovery of Pluto....More

Thank M K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we went they had lots of stuff for kids, it was really cool. We sat in on a couple of different presentations, one about the eclipse and the other a science thing for kids. Very cool. If you get an annual membership you get...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love astronomy so this place was really cool! Even though it's technically not a planet anymore, you can go see the telescope where Pluto was discovered. You can also look at the sun through a special telescope. You'll learn a lot of interesting stuff...More

Thank EmCow17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I spent a few hours there and it was so much to see. Lots of fun things to do for the kids. I would go back at night though.

Thank Brandi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Between the science and history presented in he various tours and activities Lowell Observatory had something for everyone in our group. It was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon and evening.

Thank Desi E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I go on one of their tours I find out some interesting tidbits of local lore. They also have telescopes set up in the evenings which everyone can look through. The milky way on moonless nights never ceases to astonish me either.

Thank R3662EUannew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a neat place, the museum portion is a lot of fun, the setting is wonderful, the programs/shows are outstanding. If you have children don't leave Flagstaff without visiting Lowell Observatory. The history of this place is amazing and it makes you wonder about...More

Thank George K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're interested in space exploration this is a must see! Very interesting! Was disappointed that clouds moved in for the night time viewing from telescope. Next time!

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Bryanna E
29 May 2017|
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Response from flextime789 | Reviewed this property |
That is the best way to roll. Get the lay of the land, listen to desired presentations, ask what is in view that night and what they recommend to see first due to crowd and lines. Then take in the universe great experience.
13 May 2017|
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Response from michlees | Reviewed this property |
Sensational at night but wouldn't bother in the day time
Andrea P
12 April 2017|
Response from saykenny | Reviewed this property |
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