One of the fun places I got to visit was Meteor Crater - one of the world's best preserved meteor landing sites. Basically it is a giant hole in the ground. And I mean giant! This thing is HUGE. If you put a skyscraper on the bottom even the highest floors wouldn't be able to look over the top.
It has a small museum that is full of information about meteors and other astronomical objects. Doesn't require a ton of time to look at everything, but a fun rest stop on the long drive. If astronomy and science are an interest to you - totally worth the stop. Otherwise... well, it really is just a big hole in the ground.
|The bottom of the crater.|
To give a sense of scale - the white-ish circle on the right side
is surrounded by a 7-10 foot high fence.
|Another view of the side of the crater.|
|The meteor responsible for the crater.|
|Another meteor in the museum.|
|A lovely cloudy Arizona day...|
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