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Historic Downtown and Railroad District

1 East Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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Ranked #13 of 34 Attractions in Flagstaff
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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199 reviews 199 reviews
174 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The historic buildings were fun to see and peek into in the historic core of Flagstaff. Some of the old hotels were especially pretty. This compact area also has the best selection of restaurants and bars in Flagstaff, so visiting here makes for a fun afternoon stroll and dinner/drinks afterward.

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london, uk
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I mean, don't get me wrong, it's OK, even parts are quite interesting, but like (virtually) all American cities, there isn't much of it! Do go and see it, just don't expect a "wow" experience. We did find a funky café for a coffee though.

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Cumming, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Downtown Flagstaff is a quaint old city with lots of historic buildings. I particularly enjoyed seeing the Railroad District, with its still active Amtrak station. This station retains the appearance of a turn of the century rail depot and holds a mystique that will inspire the imagination. Not to mention there is The Lumberyard Micro-Brewery located just across from the... More

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Vancouver
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Downtown Flagstaff is a lively, vibrant place. There are lots of great restaurants and some interesting shops to browse in. We also enjoyed the heritage architecture. The Railroad is central to downtown Flagstaff with about 6 trains an hour passing through town during daylight hours. Maybe not so good if you were staying downtown but fun to watch.

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Surprise, AZ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

you could spend lots of time just cruising the neat little shops of all sorts and the lively bars. One night just not enough.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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162 reviews 162 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

An extremely nice place to visit, eat and enjoy the numerous galleries in this downtown area. Parking becomes an issue within the area.

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Kansas City
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116 reviews 116 reviews
56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We spent 2 hours just walking around the district trying to decide where to eat dinner. We seen several trains come through. Several little shops and tourist things to do.

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Nottingham, Notts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You shouldn't miss a visit to the historic downtown, but don't expect too much and consequently don't expect the whole experience to last too long. It doesn't take long to go up and down the various streets before you are thinking about a relaxing drink or a meal to take up some time

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Phoenix, Arizona
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161 reviews 161 reviews
42 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took a guided walking tour of historic downtown & really enjoyed it. It is so nice to visit a place with a vibrant, thriving downtown. Too bad there aren't many towns like that left.

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Missoula, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Enjoyed walking around downtown, great restaurant and going just across the street to check out the Amtrak station. So easy to get around with the one way streets and even at night we found free street parking without difficulty.

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