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View Diary: DKos Tour Series: Meteor Crater Landmark (Winslow, AZ) (135 comments)

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  •  you're right . . . (5+ / 0-)

    and I'm glad you broke that news. I didn't want to say anything, but those folks could maybe make a concession for the elderly and discounts for parents with kids. They did, however, spend millions in the new visitor center (have you seen it yet?) and when I was teaching for NAU and took a group of Road Scholars to the crater, for a morning's class, the management was complaining about the high cost of the renovation. It's a private enterprise, by the way. Anyway, they really are hoping for NM status, Mother Mags, but I'm not sure they're going to get it. Anyway, thanks for breaking that news. It's pricey all right, but still worth the time and a visit and a look-see.

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 04:10:41 PM PDT

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    •  I haven't been there since they built the visitor (0+ / 0-)

      center.

      It's actually extremely fortunate and somewhat surprising that the crater wasn't extensively degraded by various earth movers and bulldozers. That was the natural instinct of the time.

      I think it would make an excellent national monument.

      Also: if you happen to be flying over this part of the country, it is readily visible from a commercial airliner. I've seen it that way several times.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 11:09:30 AM PDT

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      •  lucky, yes, (0+ / 0-)

        but Beringer, thanks to him and his noble ideas (of making tons of money) had friends in the right places, and so the crater got its protection in another way. . .which in this is commercialization, and something to boast about, because for a change such enterprise favors a setting and does not ruin it.

        Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

        by richholtzin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 01:19:23 PM PDT

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