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Meteor Crater Natural Landmark - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Interstate 40, Winslow, AZ 86047, USA

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About Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater in the northern Arizona desert. Scientists refer to the crater as Barringer Crater in honor of Daniel Barringer, who was first to suggest that it was produced by meteorite impact. The crater was created about 50,000 years ago during the Pleistocene epoch, when the local climate on the Colorado Plateau was much cooler and damper.

Attractions Near Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Standin' on The Corner Foundation
Standin' on The Corner Foundation29.51km from Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Standin' on the Corner Park is a public park in Winslow, Arizona. The park contains a two-story trompe-l'œil mural by John Pugh, a flatbed Ford truck, and a bronze statue by Ron Adamson of a life-sized man who is standing on a corner with a guitar by his side. The park is surrounded by a wall of bricks, with windows to peer into; each brick has a donor's name on it, and a story by each of the donors describing their fondness for Winslow, Arizona.

Clear Creek Reservoir
Clear Creek Reservoir34.83km from Meteor Crater Natural Landmark
Homolovi State Park
Homolovi State Park35.11km from Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Homolovi State Park is located in the high desert of Northern Arizona a few miles from Winslow. The featured attraction of the Park includes the ruins of ancestral Anasazi/Hopi Villages. There is a year-round campground, restrooms with showers and an RV dump station.

Homolovi II Archaeological Site
Homolovi II Archaeological Site35.12km from Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Homol'ovi II is a 14th-century pueblo with over 700 rooms that is located along the Little Colorado River five miles north of the modern town of Winslow in northeastern ArizonaThe sites date from three main periods: AD 620-850, AD 1050-1225, and AD 1260-1400. During each of these periods there was a concentrated population of people living near the Little Colorado River.

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument47.12km from Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Walnut Canyon National Monument preserves some of the Southwest’s earliest history, these incredible ruins are shockingly intact and preserved by the park service for anyone to enjoy. There are 25 cliff dwelling rooms constructed by the Sinagua, a pre-Columbian cultural group that lived in Walnut Canyon from about 1100 to 1250 CE.

Rock Art Ranch
Rock Art Ranch54.04km from Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Rock Art Ranch is a well-kept secret in the Arizona desert.The ranch contains some of the Southwest’s most spectacular rock art with more than 3000 glyphs, which have been completely documented, dating from 5000 BCE to 1400 CE. The ranch lies in the high desert at 5100’ elevation.

Where is Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

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Coconino County
Coconino County
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Coconino County is a county located in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It is the second-largest county by area in the contiguous United States.