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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There are so many interesting shops, and the downtown is very walkable. We always stop in a brewery (or two) while shopping, have a bite to eat, and it's always fun. The people in Flagstaff are friendly and the architecture is quaint and authentic.

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Tucson, AZ
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295 reviews 295 reviews
104 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

There are some older buildings and a variety of shops but not many. Parking is often hard to find. There is street parking for a 2 hour maximum but free. There are a few lots here and there that are also free but often full. Some shops are closed on Sunday. There are some restaurants south of the train track... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Small quaint area with historical Route 66 decor. Local dining establishments with laid back atmosphere. Feel very welcome as a visitor. Very dog friendly city. Merchants allow dogs into their stores and give plenty of attention.

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Simi Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was not a huge fan of the shops in historic downtown, but I liked some of the buildings. I wish I had not paid for parking as we later found free place to park which were in walking distance. I did find a quirky second hand store off the beaten path with interesting finds and fairly good prices.

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Riverside, California
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6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We spent one evening in Historic Downtown Flagstaff and were pretty unimpressed. It's smaller than your average downtown area but it does have some nice buildings and the train at the center of town gives it some charm. As for restaurants, it seemed to be your basic, run of the mill Irish pub/brewery/sports bar stuff. It kind feels like a... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were impressed by how pedestrian friendly the historic downtown area was. Wide walkways, plenty of open-air storefronts and dining facilities, polite pedestrians and drivers all enhanced our experience. The variety of good-quality shops and restaurants (not to forget at least one brew pub) made for a pleasant afternoon's change of pace after several days in the car.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Not into walking among quaint buildings or shopping boutiques but consider yourself a rail fan? Say no more; just park yourself at the historic RR station and wait a short while. This hot spot on the BNSF mainline has more traffic, mostly freight except for the two Amtrak trains at inconvenient times, than almost anyplace I've been. Because of state... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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