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From spectacular mountain views to a lively and historic downtown area, Flagstaff offers something for everyone.

Things to do in Flagstaff

From spectacular mountain views to a lively and historic downtown area, Flagstaff offers something for everyone. You can hike and bike our numerous trails, explore our museums and art centers, delve into our ancient Native American ruins or check out the stars at the famous Lowell Observatory. Whatever your favorite pastime, Flagstaff has you covered.

Historic Downtown Flagstaff
A pedestrian-friendly collection of independent art galleries, shops, restaurants, and a year-round calendar of exciting events such as the Fourth of July and Holiday Lights parades, Flagstaff Route 66 Days, Flagstaff Farmer's market and First Friday ArtWalk.
Call 800-842-7293 or visit http://www.flagstaffarizona.org

Lowell Observatory

Founded in 1894 by prominent mathematician Percival Lowell, the Lowell Observatory is active in astronomical research and welcomes visitors year-round for tours and telescope viewing.
Call 928-233-3211 or visit http://www.lowell.edu/

Museum of Northern Arizona

Explore Native American artifacts, natural science specimens and fine art pieces throughout this museum's nine exhibit galleries.
Call 928-774-5213 or visit http://www.musnaz.org

Pioneer Museum

The Pioneer Museum features artifacts and implements from the early part of Flagstaff and northern Arizona history including ranching, logging, and transportation.
Call 928-774-6272 or visit http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org

The Arboretum at Flagstaff

This 200-acre botanical garden and nature preserve is home to one of America's largest collections of high-country wildflowers.
Call 928-774-1442 or visit http://www.thearb.org

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1950, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra offers both classical and pops concerts.
Call 928-774-5107 or visit http://www.flagstaffsymphony.org

Arizona Snowbowl

Enjoy the fun and exhilaration of skiing the San Francisco Peaks at Arizona Snowbowl. During winter ski 32 trails and in summer enjoy amazing views on the Scenic Skyride.
Call 928-779-4577 or visit http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com

Meteor Crater

Check out the "Best Preserved Meteorite Impact Site on Earth!" Formed 50,000 years ago, this crater is 550 feet deep, 2.4 miles in circumference and almost one mile across.
Call 800-289-5898 or visit http://www. meteorcrater.com

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Experience the dramatic geology, diverse vegetation and wildlife that made life possible for people 800 years ago. Features a series of single-story cliff dwellings built high on a canyon wall.
Call 928-526-3367 or visit http://nps.gov/waca

Wupatki National Monument

Situated in the rain shadow of Arizona's San Francisco Peaks, Wupatki National Monument was once home to prehistoric Anasazi and Sinagua farmers. Learn how they survived by farming, hunting, gathering and trading.
Call 928-679-2365 or visit http://www.nps.gov/wupa

Northern Arizona University (NAU)

Silhouetted against Flagstaff's San Francisco Peaks, Northern Arizona University's sprawling campus offers a variety of athletic events, performing arts, fine art displays, the NAU Atmospheric Research Observatory and performances throughout the year.
Call 928-523-5661 or visit http://www.nau.edu

Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy the breathtaking collection of colorful rock layers, hike a trail, observe the wildlife, watch a sunrise or sunset, or simply immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder that is Grand Canyon National Park.
Call 928-638-7888 or visit http://www.nps.gov/grca

Montezuma Castle (Camp Verde)

This is one of the best preserved American Indian cliff dwellings in the United States and is an excellent source of history on the prehistoric Sinagua people who lived in the region.
Call 928-567-3322 or visit http://www.nps.gov/moca

Slide Rock State Park (Sedona)

Best known for the natural waterslide in the creek, this is home to the historic Pendley homestead and apple orchard. The park is located in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon - a fabulous 16-mile gorge with streams and waterfalls between sheer red-rock walls.
Call 602-542-0202 or visit http://www.azstateparks.com

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

900 years old and the youngest volcano on the Colorado plateau. Learn about the powerful geologic forces and their aftermath and check out the mile-long, self-guided Lava Flow Trail.
Call 928-526-0502 or visit http://www.nps.gov/sucr

 

Book your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff Hotel near all of these attractions by calling the hotel directly at (928) 714-7130 or reserving your room online.