9 Hidden Locations in Arizona

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6) Meteor Crater

The world’s best preserved meteor crater is in Arizona, just off the Interstate 40. The asteroid which caused the crater was going at 26,000 miles per hour when it collided with the Earth. The collision occurred about 50,000 years ago, but we still see the effects and their dazzling size today in this crater. The diameter of the hole is about one mile, and the distance around the outside is 2.4 miles. A museum has been erected beside the crater, complete with digital reimaginings of the event and twenty four different exhibits about the meteor and its crater. This museum is the most comprehensive of its kind. The rim tour is the best way to experience the crater up close and personal, plus you’ll learn something on the way.

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