Flagstaff Things to Do

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    Flaggstaff Wild Flowers

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 27, 2013

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    We had the pleasure of seeing this beautiful sight. Although, the Arizona desert has many wonderful types of desert flowers, Flagstaff had this huge field of yellow daisies (I assume) at our doorstop when we stayed here one night. We had stayed here before at a Wydham Resort and are very pleased with the accommodations there and it is very easy to get to also.

    As we excited onto Country Club drive there is a huge field, which usually is cover in grass, but this year it was yellow wild flowers. Just gorgeous, specially with a beautiful Mars Hill as it's backdrop. Taken during the Labor Weekend September 2013

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    For kids: WING SNOW PLAY AREA

    by jumpingnorman Updated Feb 21, 2013

    During the winter season in Arizona, a great place to go to with the kids is the Wing Snow Play Area -- we go here every year. Before, we would buy the "plastic" sleds at the gas stations but for 2013, we bought these wonderful plastic blow-up sleds which were 70% off at Flagstaff's Target store (just about $6 each). Of course, we also had to buy an $18 air pump that connects to the car. But, wherever you get it, the kids will have fun and for safety make sure they wear a helmet.

    Other than sledding, the place also has "plowed and managed parking", hot beverages and other concessions, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and just plain playing in the snow, building a snowman. Make sure to check their website first to see if they have adequate snow (usually December to February).

    Also great spots for taking pictures with the snow-capped mountains of Flagstaff.

    As of 2013, just $12 for a car (with five people).

    See our 2013 video on WING SNOW PLAY AREA:

    WING SNOW PLAY AREA & JUMPING TWINS

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    Walnut Canyon National Monument

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Feb 17, 2013

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    These well preserved cliff dwellings of the Singua People were inhabited from 600 to 1400 AD. The site is about 10 miles east of Flagstaff and the actual cliff dwellings are accessed via a strenous 1 mile path down into the canyon

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    Lowell Observatory

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Feb 17, 2013

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    Fouded by Percival Lowell the man who first theorized then later discovered Pluto. This observatory was founded in 1894 and is still today one of the primary centers in America for astronomical research. The sight has a museum and offers either self guided or guided tours of the sight.

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    Wupatki National Monument

    by Yaqui Written Oct 2, 2012

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    Wukoki Pueblo
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    The first pueblo is the Wukoki Pueblo and the trail is an easy .5 mile (.8km) walk to pueblos. You can walk inside most of the pueblos, except Wupatki. Wukoki is unique because it sits on top of a huge rock with a river bed. There is a neat little trail that circles it.

    Wupatki Pueblo is located at the Visitor Center, open from 9-5, is a self-guided tour of the largest pueblo in the park. Wupatki is the largest pueblo in the park. You can walk around it, but you cannot go in it.

    People gathered here during the 1100s, gradually building this 100-room pueblo with a community room and ballcourt. By 1182, perhaps 85 to 100 people lived at Wupatki Pueblo, the largest building for at least fifty miles.

    Citadel Pueblo sits on top of hill, while the Nalakihu Pueblos is at its base and can be reached by short .2 mile (.4 km) trails.

    Lomaki and Box Canyon Pueblos trail is an easy .5 mile (.8km) walk to several pueblos.

    The backcountry of Wupatki is closed to hiking to protect fragile archeological sites. Please stay on designated trails.ttp://www.nps.gov/wupa/planyourvisit/index.htm

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    Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 2, 2012

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    The eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano was estimated to have destroyed all plants within a 5-mile radius. A fountain of fire, 850 feet high, was visible for miles around. An ash cloud rose 2.5 miles into the sky, and falling ash covered about 64,000 acres.

    In the aftermath, the Sunset Crater area was no longer farmable. People relocated, some to nearby Walnut Canyon and others to Wupatki, where they found that thinner layers of ash and cinders actually benefited crops by holding moisture in the soil. Agriculture and trade flourished for about 100 years before people once again moved on. Their descendants, including the Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo, still live nearby; memories of the eruption live on in their stories and traditions.

    Sunset Crater National Monument was established by President Herbert Hoover on May 26, 1930, to protect its geologic formations.

    Allow at least 1 hour to stop at the Visitor Center and hike the Lava FLow Trail. If you have additional time, hike the Lenox Crater Trail, or enjoy the view from the Cinder Hills Overlook. Use extreme caution when hiking - lava is sharp, brittle, and unstable; cinders are slippery underfoot.

    Lava Flow Trail is a 1-mile (1.6km) loop trail with a .25 mile (.4km) accessible loop. It is a self-guided trail exploring a variety of volcanic formations.

    The Lenox Crater Trail provides an opportunity to climb a cinder cone. This steep trail is 1-mile (1.6km) round trip and requires about 30 minutes up and 15 minutes down!

    Backcountry hiking is not allowed in order to protect fragile geological and archeolgocial features. Please stay on designated trails.

    You can also hike to O'Leary Peak on a 7-mile (11.2km) Forest Service trail.

    Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. They are not allowed in buildings or on trails in the national monument.http://www.nps.gov/sucr/planyourvisit/index.htm

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    Meteor Crater

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 2, 2012

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    This is the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site located off I-40 in Northern Arizona near Winslow. Meteor Crater is the breath-taking result of a collision between a piece of an asteroid traveling at 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago. Meteor Crater is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep. There is a wonderful visitor center, with a huge gift store, subway restaurant, Interactive Discovery Center, awesome film, a fabulous tour of the outside rim and an awesome outside walkways to view the crater.

    Hours & Location
    Meteor Crater Visitor Center is currently open

    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

    First Photo: Meteor Crater

    Second Photo: Viewing area

    Third Photo: IMPACT the film

    Fourth Photo: The original park ruins (can only see this on the tour)

    The fifth photo: The Holsinger Meterite is the largest discovered fragment of the 150 foot (45 Meter) meteor that created Meteor Crater.

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    Flagstaff Visitor Center Station

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 30, 2012

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    Built in 1926 to replace the original railroad depot, it still serves the community as an Amtrak train station and a Visitor Center. I can never say enough about visitor centers and what a wonderful gem they are for travelers and tourist alike. Free local and state maps as well as other destination brochures are available. Let us not forget the knowledgeable staff who can always point you in the right direction of many local attractions. And this visitor center is very unique since it is located in the historic train station with some wonderful displays of historic photo's of Route 66 days, some other displays dedicated to the trains, to the stars and it also has some unique Route 66 gifts, Flagstaff souvenirs, gifts and books.

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    Museum’s aircraft

    by Christophe01 Updated Sep 14, 2012

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    Located halfway between Williams, Arizona and the south rim of the Grand Canyon, this facility houses over 40 of the Museum’s aircraft, many of which are also flyable.
    The Museum is open every day of the year, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and occasional special events.

    Normal hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    General Admission..................................................$6.95
    Children under 12 years..........................................$1.95
    Children under 5 years............................................Free
    AAA members (with current membership card).....$6.00
    Active duty military...................................................Free

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    Weatherford Hotel

    by Basaic Written Sep 5, 2012

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    The Weatherford Hotel was the grand vision of John W. Weatherford who established this hotel in 1897 while Arizona was still a wild territory. Today the Weatherford still serves as a hotel and is where they drop a pinecone each December 31st/January 1st to greet the new year.

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    Arizona Historical Society - Pioneer Museum

    by Basaic Written Sep 5, 2012

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    The Arizona Historical Society - Pioneer Museum is located in the former Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent. Displays include: a steam locomotive; early medicine; logging; Flagstaff history; Route 66 history; and "Pioneer Kids" a family oriented interactive exhibit. There are a number of territorial era buildings on the museum grounds. Hours are 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for kids under 14.

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    Museum of Northern Arizona

    by Basaic Written Sep 5, 2012

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    The Museum of North Arizona is located on US Highway 180 on the Northwest side of town heading towards the Grand Canyon. The museum has several well-presented displays including ones on: Geology of the area; Archaeology; Ethnology displays (about the Hopi, Navajo, Pai, and Zuni peoples); the Kiva Gallery; a nice collection of Navajo weavings; Indian pottery and ceramics; and a very nice Discovery Room (a hands-on area for kids) along with temporary displays. There is also an overlook for viewing the Flag River and a Nature Trail on the grounds. Hours are 9 AM to 5 PM daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day). Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors; and $4 for kids 7 to 17.

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    Veterans Memorial

    by Basaic Written Sep 5, 2012

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    Veteran Memorial

    There is a nice veterans memorial dedicated to area veterans especially those that have paid the ultimate price defending freedom. The memorial is located in Wheeler Park across from the Flagstaff City Hall.

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    Historic Orpheum Theater

    by Basaic Written Sep 5, 2012

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    Orpheum Theater

    The Orpheum Theater is one of the interesting buildings in the historic district and was built in the early 1900s. Today it hosts a variety of locally and nationally known acts, film festivals, private parties and more.

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    Flagstaff Library

    by Basaic Written Sep 5, 2012

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    Flagstaff Library

    Another good place to stop and get information about Flagstaff is the library located across the street from the Flagstaff City Hall. You can also get on the Internet here to post your tips on VT and access your e-mail.

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