Flagstaff, Arizona


Flagstaff Arizona is located off of Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona. The weather in Flagstaff is much cooler than other areas of Arizona like Phoenix or Tempe because of an elevation of nearly 7000 feet. Flagstaff is the home of Northern Arizona University, one of the largest employers in this city of over 50,000 people. Tourism also plays a large role in the economy of Flagstaff as the city receives over 5 million visitors each year.

The Flagstaff Visitor Center

A good place to start your Flagstaff discovery is the Flagstaff Visitor Center located on historic Route 66 in the Santa Fe Train Station in downtown Flagstaff. The visitor center can provide suggestions, directions and assorted guidebooks to help you make the most of your visit. There is also a gift shop at the center if you are looking for Flagstaff souvenirs to take home from your adventure.

Flagstaff Visitor Center
One East Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

The Lowell Observatory

Being located above 7,000 feet makes Flagstaff an ideal location for an observatory. The Lowell Observatory is open to the public for both day and night time visits. The tickets are reasonably priced at $8 for adults or $14 to combine both day and evening visits. At the observatory there are interactive exhibits, multimedia shows and educational tours available

The Lowell Observatory
1400 West Mars Hill Road Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 774-3358

The Grand Canyon Railway

The Grand Canyon Railway corporate office is located in Flagstaff; however the train itself departs from Williams, Arizona about a 30 minute drive from Flagstaff. As the name implies the Grand Canyon Railway takes passengers from Williams, Arizona to the Grand Canyon where the visitors spend approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes and then departs the Grand Canyon around 3:30, arriving back in Williams about 5:45 PM.

The lowest price you will pay if you ride “Coach Class” is $70 for adults and $40 for children. You may also be interested in traveling “First Class” for $140 for adults and $110 for children. You can also travel in the “Observation Dome” if you are willing to pay $170 and children 15 and under not permitted. The final class is “Luxury Class”. This will cost each adult $190 and includes “extraordinary comforts”, fruits, pastries, coffee and juice in the AM.

Grand Canyon Railway
1201 W. Route 66, Suite 200 Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928-773-1976 Fax: 928-773-8555

Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater is about a 30 minute drive from Flagstaff going east on Interstate 40 (35 Miles). The Crater has a visitor center, gift shop, theater and an Interactive Discovery Center. The entry fee is $15 for adults and kids are $8.00. The Interactive Discovery Center documents the meteor impact some 50,000 years ago and also discusses other meteors that have fallen in recent history. Meteor Crater is located off I-40 at exit 233, 35 miles east of Flagstaff, 20 miles west of Winslow, in Arizona

The Museum of Northern Arizona

The Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff is located three miles north of downtown Flagstaff on US Highway 180. The Admission price for an Adult is $7.00, children from Seven to Seventeen and Native Americans are $4.00. The museum has cultural, historical, arts and science information about many subjects including the Colorado Plateau which encompasses a 130,000 mile area that includes Arizona and the Grand Canyon. There are group rates and tours available with workshops and exhibits that serve as both educational and entertainment purposes. There is also a Museum Shop and Bookstore where you can find additional information on Native American art and the region.

The Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928-774-5213 Fax: 928-779-1527

Northern Arizona University
Art Museum

The Northern Arizona University Art Museum is located on the North Campus of Northern Arizona University. The museum features art exhibitions and artists from all over the world and also displays the work of local artists. There are paintings, sculptures, antiques, lithographs, etchings and modern and contemporary art exhibits on display at various times during the year. Recent exhibits include a 2010 School of Art Faculty Exhibition, the Biennial Juried Ceramics Exhibition in 2009 and the Historical Chinese Ceramics in the Modern Age (Jason Hess Sabbatical Exhibit) in 2008. There is also the Weiss Gallery located on the 3rd floor above the Art Museum Gallery that contains the art and furniture from the Marguerite Hettel Weiss estate. Marguerite Hettel Weiss was an educator and collector of fine arts and the Weiss Gallery is a testimony to her love of literature and art.

Northern Arizona University Art Museum
PO Box 6021 Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6021
Phone Number: 928 523 3471
Fax Number: 928 523 1424

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