Meteor Crater

Near Winslow, Arizona, Meteor Crater is the result of a collision between a piece of an asteroid traveling at 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago. The crater is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and over 550 feet deep.

Meteor Crater is an international tourist venue with attractions including a Visitors Center, the Museum of Astrogeology, the Museum on the Rim, and an Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Meteor Crater was used by NASA as one of the official training sites for the Apollo Astronauts, and has been designated as a Natural Landmark by the U.S. Government.