Historic Downtown and Railroad District

Historic Downtown and Railroad District

Historic Downtown and Railroad District
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theuncle2018
Scottsdale, AZ237 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
It should have been obvious that there are lots of hobos near train stations. There were a substantial number of financially challenged individuals loitering and walking through alleys and sidewalks. (with their dogs) So, I’d avoid this area at night. Shops and shopping is very below average. You can park your car on the street for free or $1.00 for an hour. Do a quick walk and be done. This is not a tourist destination. There are a couple mom and pop coffee places. I think the better restaraunts are on the other side of the railroad tracks.
Written June 21, 2021
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Nunya Bizness
Flagstaff, AZ17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
Add this to the list of things rapidly being ruined in Northern AZ. If you love aggressive panhandlers, homeless drunks passed out on the sidewalk, and so much university-inspired traffic that you can’t even navigate downtown, then this is the urban decay for you!

Thanks so much ACLU, for ensuring the rights of the intoxicated and drug abusing homeless usurp the rights of hard working citizens to enjoy their own city. Bravo!
Written July 8, 2020
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Sharon E
Goodyear, AZ221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
They waved the parking fees and we found the area clean and no homeless.
Not sure how many square city blocks the old downtown area is but it is a fun place to walk around and see the beautiful hand painted murals on the side of many buildings. There are many shops to visits and lots of restaurants. Several hotels to extend your stay. Wonderful downtown area.
While there stop in at the visitors center. It is in the amtrack building. They have so much information on the area and many items for purchase.
Written August 18, 2020
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2arizona
Phoenix34 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Parking in this area is ridiculous, certainly not friendly to visitors/tourists. Every possible parking spot on streets or even business parking lots have been covered by "Pay by Plate" parking signs. It's up to you to find a kiosk to pay for your parking spot, and make sure you have your license plate information. If you're fortunate enough to find a vacant spot then you have to walk around aimlessly to find the kiosk. We wanted to find a restaurant to eat and then look around some of the stores but we drove around and finally gave up and returned to our hotel.
Written August 30, 2021
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Dana B
Flagstaff, AZ6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
If you like hard-to-find musical instruments with spiritual, cultural, or indigenous significance, I would highly recommend Sacred Rites on San Fransisco Street just off Route 66. The owner, Kelly, is very passionate about helping people connect to the Divine and offers all kinds of instruments and sacred art (figurines and prints) from different traditions around the world that help people tap into that realm. Ask Kelly to demonstrate for you the Singing Chair or Soundwave bed, that are basically monochords and are simply amazing to experience. Kelly calls these demonstrations "sound therapy" or "sound bathing."
Written April 24, 2023
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Dr Lois F
Los Angeles, CA126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We spent a few hours strolling through the shops. My favorite was the collective of works from local artists and the crystal shop. Not sure guys would enjoy as much as women unless they like shopping! But there are places to sit and have a beer or cup of coffee.
Written April 20, 2021
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Jeramie
Marion, IL878 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
The historic area of Flagstaff was neat to visit though for families with younger kids not a whole lot to do beyond visiting the old train depot and watching trains. There a lots of trains that travel through Flagstaff! Yes, there are lots of restaurants, crystal/stone shops, bars, etc. It is a “college town” so tourists take a bit of a backseat in my opinion.
Written August 24, 2021
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spaniec
40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
This is a really good store for authentic indian jewelry. I bought my niece a small dream catcher charm for less than $30 silver chain was $4 and he even put these is a box with a bow. He is right on Old 66.
Written April 29, 2021
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travelluver222
New York City, NY128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We stopped at Flagstaff on the way to the Grand Canyon and did two worthwhile free self-guided walking tours. Stop by the Visitor Center to pick up the brochures. The Historic Tour takes about 30 minutes and gives you a good sense of the town. Even better, though, is the Route 66 Audio Tour (I think it took about 45 minutes). Visit about a dozen stops (all in town and easily walkable), dial a number on your phone, and listen to an audio tour of the history of the iconic road. The tour also passes several restaurants where you can sit outdoors (we had delicious coffee at Macy's). There are several cool murals along both routes.
Written October 13, 2022
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James
Brandon, SD3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
There seemed to be a lot of unique shops and restaurants. The struggle was finding places that were open on New Years Day. I can’t understand why retail shops would be closed on a holiday where a significant number or people are off work, out of school, and looking for something to do.
Written January 5, 2021
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