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Meteor Crater is a 50,000 year old meteorite impact site in the northern Arizona desert. It boasts the title of the largest discovered impact crater in the United States and the best preserved meteorite crater on earth.

The mile-wide and 570-foot-deep crater has become a tourist destination as a result of its proximity to the historic Route 66. Visitors can explore the crater along outdoor observation trails, get a close-up look at the 1,406-pound Holsinger meteorite—the largest discovered fragment found in the area—and take photographs atop the Meteor Crater Overlook.

Want to see more? Be sure to visit #meteorcrater and the Meteor Crater location page by tapping the blue text above this image. Photo by @joecow