Gift Shop

The Meteor Crater Gift Shop is a clean, modern facility that is staffed by courteous, friendly employees. Looking for a souvenir or gift to remember your experience at the Crater? Stop in at the shop where you can find quality Meteor Crater souvenirs and unique gift items.


Our movie, “IMPACT, The Mystery of Meteor Crater”, shows twice each hour in a state of the art, 80-seat wide screen movie theater. This informative and entertaining 10-minute feature introduces broad themes displayed throughout the Interactive Discovery Center.

Subway® Restaurant

Our SUBWAY® Restaurant (adjacent to the Gift Shop) provides guests with a fresh, great-tasting menu with a variety of healthy and premium sandwiches and salads. After your guided rim tour or visit to the Interactive Discovery Center, enjoy lunch or a snack. For your comfort, indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Rock Shop

At the Meteor Crater Rock Shop, you can find mineral specimens of all kinds, petrified wood, quartz crystals, minerals native to Arizona, stone jewelry and fossils. Save some time on your schedule to view the many unique items and outstanding collectibles. A knowledgeable staff is available to answer any of your questions and assist you with your purchase.

Also at the Visitors Center


The Visitor Center’s Discovery Center is the most extensive interactive display of meteor impact science of its type in the world.

It includes guest-generated computer simulations, a meteorite fragment weighing over 1400 lbs.; artifacts from early exploration and scientific study of the crater; high-tech graphics of space, meteorites and asteroids, and solar system; plus exhibits from Apollo astronaut training and meteor collisions worldwide and on other planets.

Meteor Crater’s friendly and fascinating gift shop offers a wide variety of gift and souvenir items from fossils and dinosaurs to astronauts and spacecraft.

Focusing on the unique Meteor Crater experience, gifts and souvenirs include Native American and gem jewelry, authentic fossils, astronaut ice cream and mission patches, space toys, games, postcards, space and geology science kits, books, home decorations, and Meteor Crater t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats.
The Subway® sandwich shop restaurant in the Visitor Center offers lunch, snacks and soft drinks with indoor seating for the whole family.

An Actual Apollo space test capsule and American Astronaut Wall of Fame are the highlights of the courtyard outside the Subway and gift shop.

The Meteor Crater Astronaut Memorial Park is a perfect place for a Subway sandwich picnic, as well as an opportunity to sample the weather and unique beauty of Northern Arizona’s high desert plateau

Meteor Crater Rim Tour


50,000 years ago a fiery giant meteor mass weighing several hundred thousand tons hurtled through space and impacted earth. The Crater’s diameter reaches 4,100 feet (1.2 km) with a depth of 570 feet (173 m). The rim’s height above the surrounding plain is 120-200 ft (36- 61m), with a total volume of 82,000,000 cubic yards (62,700,000 cubic meters). 300-400 million tons of rock were displaced by the impact (272-363 million metric tons). The highest point on the rim is 5,723 feet (1,744m) above sea level.

Guided trail tours of the rim are offered,  weather permitting.

Interactive Discovery Center


Visitors will relive the the intensity of this impact. The wide range of exhibits will fascinate and educate every person on the aspects of meteors and their encounters with the earth.

Twenty-four exciting exhibits, making it the most extensive and informative discovery center of its type.

Two interactive computer displays that contain information and high-tech graphics on space, meteorites and asteroids, the solar system and the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet that impacted Jupiter.

Actual Apollo Test Capsule with viewing window showing Astronauts cramped quarters.