Sponsored by: Wetumpka Impact Crater Commission and City of Wetumpka
The 5-mile-wide crater in Wetumpka left behind by the 1,100-foot meteor from millions of years ago will be spotlighted during a public lecture Feb. 21, school tours Feb. 22, and tours for the public Feb. 23. Wetumpka is the site of the only authenticated impact crater in the eastern United States and one of only 200 such craters worldwide. There is no admission fee for the Feb. 21 lecture. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Wetumpka Civic Center and conducted by Dr. David T. King Jr., an Auburn University professor of geology. The school tours Feb. 22 are open to a limited number of students on a first reserved basis. Teachers can call the contact number below for information. Tours on Feb. 23 will be divided into two parts – an information session and a van tour. Lectures will begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with van tours loading immediately following. Reservations are required and must be made before Feb. 18. Space on the tours is very limited. Participants will meet at the Wetumpka Civic Center 15 minutes prior to their tour time. Cost for the tour is $20 for adults and $10 for children up to age 12, accompanied by an adult. Tours are not recommended for small children. Admission for only the lecture portion of the tour is $5 for adults and children up to age 12 are free. Additional guide books can be purchased for $5, if available.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 18. For additional information and reservations, contact Tiffany Robinson at the City of Wetumpka.