Voted one of the Seven Wonders of the World by Conde Nast Traveller!

Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum offers guests a thrilling experience filled with learning, adventure, exploration, science, geology, and a whole lot more!

The world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site

Tucked just a few miles off I-40 & the historic Route 66 in Northern Arizona, about 40 minutes east of Flagstaff, Meteor Crater is the world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site. Approximately 50,000 years ago a meteor crashed into earth creating one of the most spectacular collisions in our planet's history. At 550-feet deep and almost a mile wide in diameter, the crater was formed in about 10 seconds when the meteorite, traveling at 26,000 mph, came crashing through our atmosphere.

More than just an impressive impact site

The impact site has deep ties to NASA and was critical to the success of early space exploration. In the 1960s, astronauts preparing for the first moon landing worked and explored the crater’s unique and rugged terrain that helped them train for what they could expect in space. The Meteor Crater is one of the few places on earth that is an exposed, and still fully intact, meteorite impact site.

But Meteor Crater is a lot more than just an impressive impact site. Daily guided rim tours provide a fun, educational, and interactive experience to learn about this unique location as you walk the edge of the crater. The Discovery Center boasts hands-on exhibits and displays where you can immerse yourself in the science and history of meteorites around the globe. It is an International tourist attraction offering Outdoor Observation Decks and Trails, Air Conditioned Indoor Viewing, a Widescreen Movie Theater, Blasted Bistro Restaurant, Gift & Mineral Shop, and COLLISION! an Immersive 4D Theater Experience where you embark on a journey to save earth from a wayward asteroid!


This awe-inspiring crater was the first impact site conclusively proven to have been caused by a meteor and it has changed the way we think about the planet and stars. It’s a wonderful place to visit for the day or make a weekend out of it and see other areas nearby.

Meteor Crater RV Park is right off I-40 at exit 233 and just five miles down the road with RV owners receiving a discount to visit the venue.