Flagstaff, Arizona: Lowell Observatory

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1400 W. Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ
From Route 66, at the intersection of S. Milton Rd and W. Santa Fe Ave., drive west on W. Santa Fe Ave. for one mile. It becomes W. Mars Hill Rd and ends at the Observatory.
W-M 10am-11pm, Tu 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $25.
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Lowell Observatory.

Lowell Observatory

State of the art in the 1890s. Bankrolled by Percival Lowell, a millionaire who believed that Mars had canals and wanted to see for himself. Also here, the Pluto telescope and Lowell's glass-domed mausoleum.

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Cat sculpture.

The Lowell Observatory

Pluto, yes, the planet Pluto, was discovered right here! There's a neat Pluto sculpture with a kaleidoscope out front. To go inside was $11 per adult in April 2016. There's a great art cat sculpture out front too!

[ChrissyF, 04/06/2016]

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