50,000 years ago, a huge iron-nickel meteorite, hurtling at about 40,000 miles per hour, struck the rocky plain of Northern Arizona with an explosive force greater than 20 million tons of TNT. The meteorite left a crater 700 feet deep and over 4000 feet across. Today the crater is 550 feet deep, and 2.4 miles in circumference. Meteor Crater's Visitors Center includes the Museum of Astrogeology and an Astronaut Hall of Fame, gift shop and snack bar. The Museum of Astrogeology provides visitors with a casual self-guided tour of exhibits and video presentations vividly portraying how the meteorite impacted, the devastation that resulted, and the significant role that the Crater plays in the study of earth and space sciences.
The Visitors Center is open year round, from 6:00AM to 6:00PM May 15th through September 15th, and 8:00AM to 5:00PM the remainder of the year. A guided rim trail hike is included in the permission, and runs from 9:15AM to 2:15PM. Also included in the price of admission is the Museum of Astrogeology, which includes exhibits and video presentations. For additional information, please contact the Meteor Crater Visitors Center at (928) 289-5898.
Visit them online at www.meteorcrater.com
Owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, the Hon-Dah Resort Casino is a state of the art resort and conference center. 500 slot machines with progressive jackpots, a poker room, lounge, restaurant, bar, RV park and convenience store are also on the property. Throughout the year, big name entertainment is featured.
The casino is open 24 hours a day year-round. The restaurant includes nightly specials and Sunday Brunch, moderately priced. The Good Sam RV Park includes space for over 200 sites, and provides full power, satellite TV, LPG, dump station, and laundry facilities. For additional information, contact the Hon-Dah Casino at:1-800-929-8744 or visit them online at www.hon-dah.com.