Meteor Crater
Another unplanned stop

25 May 2014
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Vehicles heading to Meteor Crater shared the highway with the cattle who roamed freely.
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Meteor Crater is the largest and best preserved crater in the world that was created by a meteor strike millions of years ago.
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This equipment at the bottom of the crater is left from about 100 years ago when one entrepeneur thought he could recover the valable metals the meteor had brought with it when it struck.
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This man was your grandparents' guide to the rim of the crater.
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Grandma and Grandpa pose near the crater's rim. It was close enough to the edge for your grandfather.
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A guide lectures a group of tourists about the crater.
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The museum and visitor center at Meteor Crater.
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All that has been retrieved from the crater.
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The Apollo astronauts trained at Meteor Crater. This test capsule was used to test floatation devices that kept it upright after landing in the ocean.
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The Wall of Fame is in Astronaut Park at the Meteor Crater visitor center.
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View of the Wall of Fame from the left end.
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View from the right end.