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Travel Find Thursday – Lowell Observatory – Flagstaff, Arizona

The Lowell Observatory is an astronomical observatory built in 1894 on a hill overlooking Flagstaff, Arizona, United States. The Lowell Observatory is among the oldest observatories in the United States, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

It was founded by astronomer Percival Lowell. All of its trustees have been members of the Lowell family.

This observatory is famous as the place the Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh.

th1 th2 th3 th4 th5 th6 th7From a viewpoint at the top of the hill you can get a great view of the town of Flagstaff, Arizona.