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Local Attractions, Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff Visitor Center
This is a great place to start your local tour. The folks are friendly and helpful, and they have tons of free maps and brochures to make sure you find what you want to see. There is a nice gift shop as well if you’re in search of quickly obtained souvenirs. It is a destination in its own right, since it is located on Old Route 66 in the historic Santa Fe passenger train depot. Open Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm. One E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ; 928-213-2951, 800-379-0065

Lowell Observatory 
Founded in 1894 and located in Flagstaff, AZ, the world’s first dark-sky city, Lowell Observatory is a unique and interesting independent non-profit astronomy research center. It is open to the general public, Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 10 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is $15, Adult; $14, Senior, AAA, Military, College; $8, Ages 5-17. 1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001; 928-774-3358

Museum of Northern Arizona 
The Museum of Northern Arizona, Celebrating the Colorado Plateau, has extensive exhibit and research facilities dedicated to the preservation of “Native American artifacts, natural science specimens, and fine art pieces.” This is an amazing opportunity to step into the world of the ancient peoples of the Colorado Plateau. Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. Admission is $12, Adult; $10, Senior, Military; $8 Youth (10-17), Student, American Indian. 3101 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001; 928-774-5213

Riordan Mansion State Historic Par
The duplex-style mansion was built by the Riordan family, local business entrepreneurs, in 1904. It is “a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture,” showcasing “all original family belongings including fine examples of early Stickley furniture.” The designer, Charles Whittlesey, was also the architect of the famous El Toar Hotel at the Grand Canyon. Open Daily, 9:30 am – 5 pm; tours begin on the hour 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is $10 Adults; $5 Youth (7-13). 400 West Riordan Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001; 928-779-4395

Pioneer Museum 
Located in the historic Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent, the Pioneer Museum presents the lifestyle of those hardy souls who came west to populate the commercial center of the area’s ranching, logging, and transportation region. The stone building contains examples from its hospital days as well as a small visitor center and gift shop. The surrounding acres contain examples from its history as the “Poor Farm.” Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is $6 Adults; $5 Ages 65+; $3 Ages 7-17. 2340 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001; 928-774-6272

Historic Downtown and Railroad District
Located approximately between Milton Road and Agassiz Street, and between Butler Avenue and Cherry Street, the historic district straddles Old Route 66 and the Railroad Tracks. There are numerous restaurants, bars, hotels, and retail establishments packed into the unique historic buildings here. It is recommended you start by stopping in the Flagstaff Visitor Center to get your bearings, but just walk around and soak up the atmosphere if you prefer. Enjoy your visit to historic Flagstaff, Arizona!