Things to Do in Flagstaff

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Things to Do in Flagstaff


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  • Lesley P
    2 contributions
    Amazing, we spent 2 hours here on the hike! Well worth your time, beautiful & very interesting. September was a good time of year to visit.
    Written January 27, 2024
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  • khgl
    Westchester NY40 contributions
    We did this and the sunset crater. Kids are fifteen and seventeen, and I think they enjoyed it. There were no rangers around (Christmas) so they didn’t learn as much as they could have, but both sites are fascinating with good signage
    Written December 25, 2023
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  • Robin L
    Ballston Lake, NY28 contributions
    This is a beautiful and interesting national park. We took the ranger’s recommendations and stopped at a few spots along the drive. Our favorite was the hike to the base of the crater. Nothing is super strenuous and to be in the middle of this place is awe inspiring. Bring food and drink and there isn’t food available.
    Written November 18, 2023
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  • Katie K
    133 contributions
    We did the zipline adventure with our kids, ages 15, 19, 21, and 21. Everyone had a great time. The training ahead of time was informative and helpful. There is a bit of a hike to the start of the course, and there are a number of ladders to go up or down throughout. That was the toughest part for me (mom, 47 with bad knees). The guides are super chill and very helpful and encouraging. I opted to be done after the 1st two of three courses and the rest of the family finished out. It was a great morning. Followed it up with a recommendation from staff for lunch, which was also a hit!
    Written July 5, 2023
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  • Diana S
    North Branch, MN133 contributions
    We love astronomy and history, so this was the perfect place to visit. The observatory is on a mesa above Flagstaff, so you have a beautiful view over the city, day or night. It is open noon to 10 pm, so we were able to go up in late afternoon and walk around, then stay after dark.
    They have video presentations and live talks about the history of the observatory, the discovery of Pluto in 1930 (you can see the equipment used to discover it!) and other subjects, plus they have telescopes available to view celestial objects once it is dark.

    We opted to go to the Discovery of Pluto talk, which started in the Rotunda building, then we walked up the hill to see the astrograph telescope which was used in that discovery. Tour guide and astrophysics student Gavin gave a great talk, and was able to answer lots of questions.
    The Rotunda building has history displays, and hosts other talks, like Moonrise. As we were there the day after a full moon, guide Kate talked about the moon, then led a walk to the overlook to watch the rising moon.

    We were able to view Saturn and its rings on the historic Clark refractor telescope, then went to the Giovale Open Deck observatory where we viewed Jupiter and its moons, as well as a globular cluster in the constellation of Hercules.

    They only have water and candy bar type of snacks, but you can come during the day and keep your receipt, then go eat in Flagstaff, and come back to look through the telescopes. Be sure to bring warm clothes, as it gets cool quickly at this altitude once the sun goes down. It was also windy.
    Written November 1, 2023
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  • BidwellRunner
    Chico, CA390 contributions
    While driving on I40 through Flagstaff we wanted to stop for a hour or two to do something in the area. We ended up visiting the Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. Glad we did. I had never heard of a Log Cabin Mansion before. It was a fascinating look back in history. Our tour guide, Aurora, definitely enhanced our time there. She was very knowledgeable and personable. The history of this house and the lumber industry in the area was great. Imagine a turn of the century house with electricity and running water! Also, it wasn't a restored house with replica furnishings but the family actually lived here until the 1970s, so much of what is displayed is original. The tour takes about one hour, and then spend a few minutes walking around the outside of the mansion.
    Written February 7, 2024
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  • Meghan S
    Anthem, AZ3 contributions
    James and Robert were great! Besides being very friendly and welcoming they are Full of so much information, you can tell they are passionate about educating the visitors.
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • Cheyenne Rae
    50 contributions
    We didn’t go all the way to the end of the cave because we are scaredy cats when it came to the dark 😅 our flashlights weren’t too bright. But! It was cool nonetheless, just being able to sit in there knowing it was formed by molten rock was a neat experience on its own 😁
    Written November 8, 2023
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  • Sam
    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia12,099 contributions
    Beautiful forest in Flagstaff. Drove through it for some time and the landscape is so picturesque. Would love to visit the area in the future
    Written August 1, 2023
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  • David W
    Golden Valley, United States53 contributions
    The museum staff are friendly. The place is very well maintained. The exhibits are interesting and the displays are wonderful. Very enjoyable afternoon.
    Written June 29, 2023
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  • Tammy S
    Cocoa, FL657 contributions
    Nice visitor center stopped in to see what they had to see in the area. The staff didn't bother you unless you had a question. They had a nice gift shop and the prices were good. I didn't realize that this was also an Amtrak station and is a very busy train station.
    Written January 13, 2024
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  • William H
    Arlington, TX171 contributions
    Had a great time walking around the downtown shops and restaurants. The Thai Restaurant on main street is outstanding!
    Written July 6, 2023
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