Things to Do in Flagstaff AZ
Hike, bike or travel by mule to see the spectacular Grand Canyon and millions of years of geological history represented in the bands of sedimentary stone. Breathtaking views, hikes, tours and vast numbers of plant and animal species offer entertainment to all who visit.
Grand Canyon Railway
Visitors have enjoyed this unforgettable train ride from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park since 1901. Spanning 130 miles round trip, group rates and special packages offer unique opportunities for fun.
Maverick Helicopter Tours
Climb into the cockpit of the Canyon Spirit and soar above the rim to see the Colorado River, Kaibab National Forest and spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. In the distance, enjoy views of the Painted Desert and Desert View Watchtower.
Historic Route 66
The legendary Route 66 is a National Scenic Byway passing through the center of Flagstaff, Winslow and Williams. Experience the well-preserved route that features historic buildings, hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops and more.
The Arboretum at Flagstaff
High desert habitat thrives inside the 200-acre Arboretum at Flagstaff, which features 750 species of plants native to the area. Enjoy summer camps, special events and fabulous vistas at the Arboretum of Flagstaff.
Elden Pueblo Archaeological Site
Located in the Coconino National Forest, this site was home to the Sinagua from 1070 to 1275. Discovered in 1920, these ruins are now considered to have been a central trading post due to the diverse array of goods that were preserved on the site. Elden Pueblo is open year-round and offers school programs or private groups with up to 30 people.
Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce’s Area Information Center and Meeting Space
On West Route 66 and Beaver Street, the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce invites newcomers to peruse their area information center to get the insider scoop on living in Flagstaff and recommendations for local businesses and area attractions. Chamber members are welcome to make use of the newly renovated conference room and meeting space. Cordial and inviting, the space is another asset that the Chamber uses to continue building a strong community.
Heritage Square and Historic Downtown Flagstaff
In the heart of historic downtown, Heritage Square hosts summer concerts, seasonal events, festivals, a First Friday ArtWalk and more. Boutiques, specialty stores, restaurants, bars and cafes surround the central square. Stroll through historic 1890s streets and discover southwestern art, outfitters and live entertainment most evenings. Head south of the tracks to discover the up-and-coming Southside District, which offers unique restaurants and bars that beckon visitors inside to sample tasty cuisine.
Lava River Cave
More than 700,000 years ago, hot lava flowed and then chilled to form a mile-long lava-tube cave in the Coconino National Forest. Bring a jacket as the cave is typically 42-degrees during summer months.
Explore the solar system and distant galaxies at world-renowned Lowell Observatory. Tour the campus and discover the constellations just as astronomers discovered Pluto in 1930 at Lowell. Enjoy widescreen multimedia shows, live presentations and the immersive space theater SlipherVision.
Explore one of the best preserved meteor craters in the world. The crater is nearly a mile wide and more than 500 feet deep. Visit the interactive visitor center and pack a picnic to enjoy Astronaut Memorial Park.
Museum of Northern Arizona
Showcasing Native American art and the repository of more than 5 million historic artifacts, the museum’s 200-acre campus includes natural science specimens, a research lab and fine art, as well as a fabulous gift shop.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Explore scenic forests and stunning views of Sunset Crater Volcano, the Bonito Lava Flow and breathtaking views of the San Francisco Peaks. Established in 1930, the park spans more than 3,000 acres.
Wupatki National Monument
Experience the legacy of ancient pueblos, red rocks and prairies that stretch for miles. Situated between the Painted Desert and ponderosa highlands of Northern Arizona, this is a must-see destination for all Flagstaff visitors.
Deserts, mountains, historic towns, ski resorts and red rock canyons await. Flagstaff is the gateway to the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders. Enjoy every mile in this four-season destination.