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Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory Flagstaff is one of the most popular sights and attractions in Flagstaff — but why? This informative exhibit isn’t just for kids. Even if you come to Flagstaff by yourself, or you head here with your partner, you can check out this informational observatory to get a different glimpse of the surrounding area.

What Is The Lowell Observatory?

The Lowell Observatory has been around for over a century! This astronomical attraction provides information from ancient astronomists, such as Clyde Trombaugh, astronauts, and other scientists who made huge discoveries in the field. You can see how research, discovery, and wonder can lead to incredible discovery and history-making finds by checking out the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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What Can I Do Here?

If you decide to visit The Lowell Observatory, you won’t be disappointed. Kids will love attending and listening to the knowledgeable workers during the Science Talks and bring home some souvenirs and toys from the Starry Skies gift shop. Plus, adults and kids alike can enjoy viewing the stars through telescopes and looking at one of the many outdoor exhibits.

Plus, once you’re done spending time at the Observatory, you can then continue your education day and head to the Walnut Canyon National Monument. Make your day an informational one by visiting a historical monument and indoor museum all in one day!


When Can I Visit The Lowell Observatory?

Visitors can head to the Lowell Observatory Flagstaff any day between 10 am and 10 pm — we recommend visiting here at night so you can use the telescope to see the brightly-shining stars above your head! On a clear night, which is almost every night in Arizona, you can enjoy the bright stars, big dippers, and shooting comets. The only day you can’t stay late is Tuesday, so come earlier in the day!

Make the Most of Your Flagstaff Journey

If you are worried that you will run out of things to do in Flagstaff, guess again. With the amount of both indoor and outdoor activities, you will always be entertained no matter the weather (which is usually sunny with blue skies!). For those who want to learn more about the surrounding nature, we recommend checking out the Lowell Observatory. Go on an exploration of the outdoor exhibits, gaze out through one of the many telescopes, and attend one of the informative science Talks to learn more about our world and why it is so amazing.

For those who want some more information, check out Porter to find the best places to stay, the most popular attractions in the area, and why you should go to Flagstaff for your upcoming holiday!

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