One of the attractions that advertises in our guides, here in Holbrook, is Meteor Crater Enterprises. I needed to meet with them the other day and we also wanted to see the crater, since we ran out of time last year when we were here. This meteor crater is the first proven and best preserved impact site on Earth.
What an interesting history the Meteor Crater has had, from the time it was “discovered” (it was originally thought to be due to a volcanic eruption) to its’ use by NASA, for training of the astronauts. They have a great museum, with astrological and astronaut information. A guided tour around the rim of the crater is conducted each hour, unless the winds are too strong. Our tour guide, Eduardo, said the winds have been documented as high as 180 m.p.h. on the rim. I think they were gusting at 35-40 m.p.h. the day we were there….man, was it windy !
What a neat place and really big-rig friendly, for folks on the move. I’m so glad we got the chance to go and see it. Very interesting and well worth the stop ! If you’re on I-40, in Arizona, between Winslow and Flagstaff, be sure to stop and check it out.