One of the top attractions in Flagstaff, Arizona, the Comfort Inn Lucky Lane hotel is near the Lowell Observatory, regarded as one of the “World’s Most Important Places” by TIME magazine.
Built in 1894, the Lowell Observatory is one of the oldest observatories in the United States. The observatory was originally built by wealthy businessman Percival Lowell with an original intention to study Mars. The Observatory expanded its mission to focus on more than just one plants. It was at the Lowell observatory that scientists first discovered the expanding nature of the universe, the rings of Uranus and in 1930, the discovery of Pluto. These phenomenal discoveries led the Lowell Observatory to be recognized as a registered National Historic Landmark.
Today, the Lowell Observatory remains an independent, non-profit research institution where some of the countries brightest scientists work together to learn more about our expanding universe. On-site guests can see the legendary 4.3 meter, $53 million Discovery Channel Telescope in action as it searches the night sky for information.
Guests can visit the 6,500 square-foot Steele Visitor Center where they can find guided tours, multimedia shows and interactive exhibits. Some of the most fascinating exhibits include the Pluto Discovery Telescope, which Clyde Tombaugh used when he first recognized this mass in our solar system, as well as the Space Guard Academy interactive exhibit, which allows visitors to experience asteroid research and science first-hand.
Our hotel is near the Lowell Observatory, making it the perfect place to stay when exploring this iconic landmark. A can’t-miss attraction in North Arizona, book your stay with us today!