Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum
Massive meteorite hole just off Historic Route 66? Yes, Please!
50,000 years ago Earth got shot! Right in the middle of the Arizona desert. Scorching in at 26,000 miles per hour, a 150 foot iron-nickel projectile struck with the force of 20 million tons of TNT. Yep, it happened. Following the explosion this meteor left a massive hole for us to gawk at. So, come visit and be inspired by the fact that you came 50,000 years too late for the initial meteor shower which would have ended with the whole lot of us seeing some serious stars.
The result of this meteorite collision was a colossal crater. In fact, the initial crater was around 700 feet deep and more than 4,000 feet across. Today the depth of the crater stands at 550 feet deep. That is to say it is deep enough for the top of the Washington Monument to be at eye if you were standing on the rim. Meteor Crater National Landmark is widely considered the best-preserved meteor impact site on planet Earth.
At a mere 6 miles off of Historic Route 66, this is a must-see stop on your Arizona road trip. Be prepared to spend some time exploring. Museums, exhibits, and films help you get educated on everything from the meteor itself, to the history of using it as training grounds for Apollo astronauts. Most importantly, there is a piece of the meteor on display. Therefore, the kids can even say they got to touch a real meteor. Bet their friends at school haven’t done that.
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm (Open until 12:00pm on Thanksgiving & Closed Christmas Day)
Tickets: can be purchased online or on-site; group discounts available
Pets: not allowed inside, but a generous Pet Ramada is available outside the Administration area.
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Southwest Adventure Tours
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Bar 10 Ranch
Grand Canyon without the crowds
Located on the North Rim of the Canyon, the Grand Canyon is the home of the Bar 10 Ranch.
Bar 10 has been hosting Grand Canyon visitors for several decadesincluding the perfect beginning and ending point for many river rafting experiences on the Colorado River. The canyon is an excellent spot for country hospitality and adventure.
Bar 10 is located within view of the magnificent Grand Canyon – in a beautifully secluded, remote area of the Western United States, 80 miles from any civilization – makes the Bar 10 Ranch an unparalleled destination point. Quite literally too. Built in 1982 the Bar 10 Lodge serves as the centerpiece of the ranch for dining, relaxing, and sleeping. The Lodge interior creates an ambiance of the ‘Old West’ with antique wagon wheel chandeliers, pine wood lining, magnificent wood beams, and huge picturesque windows overlooking the Grand Canyon. Outside, the Lodge is finished with a masonry slump block and has a covered porch which invites one to a relaxing seat. Lush surrounding lawns offer either warming sunshine or shaded refuge, and more than a few guests have found that just wiling away the morning or late afternoon hours relaxing can satisfy one’s grandest expectations for a day well spent in the Grand Canyon.
Bar 10 is located within view of the magnificent Grand Canyon – in a beautifully secluded, remote area of the Western United States, 80 miles from any civilization – makes the Bar 10 Ranch an unparalleled destination point. Quite literally too.
Built in 1982 the Bar 10 Lodge serves as the centerpiece of the ranch for dining, relaxing, and sleeping. The Lodge interior creates an ambiance of the ‘Old West’ with antique wagon wheel chandeliers, pine wood lining, magnificent wood beams, and huge picturesque windows overlooking the Grand Canyon. Outside, the Lodge is finished with a masonry slump block and has a covered porch which invites one to a relaxing seat. Lush surrounding lawns offer either warming sunshine or shaded refuge, and more than a few guests have found that just wiling away the morning or late afternoon hours relaxing can satisfy one’s grandest expectations for a day well spent in the Grand Canyon.
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