Best things to do in Flagstaff
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Just south of the Grand Canyon National Park and nestled in the vast pine forest of Coconino Forest, the small city of Flagstaff is the Wild West’s hidden gem. Flagstaff’s historic downtown is packed with Victorian era buildings, which sprung up following the arrival of the Continental Railway in 1882. Today, the buildings, some of which retain their original Wild West wooden facades, house boutique hotels, farm-to-table restaurants, microbreweries and the Northern Arizona University, whose students give the town a bohemian buzz. Beyond the town itself, hiking trails snake up into the surrounding pine-clad peaks and in the winter the nearby Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort has dozens of miles of runs that unfurl amidst unrivaled scenery.
A tour around the Grand Canyon can only be taken by the brave and will not be quickly forgotten. The Grand Canyon that we have today is a result of millions of years of relentless work of nature. It has a very steep side which is as a result of the action of the Colorado River which makes this tour, not for the faint of heart.
The native American that lived in what we call north-central Arizona (because that is definitely not what the native Americans called it) built many structures that have survived countless times and seasons. Although they are already in ruins, one will still be able to make out the structures and make guesses at what they might have been used for. This Monument was opened as a tourist attraction site by the Nation Park Service.
This may not be a necessarily big place but the Downtown and Visitors Center has many stories to tell. Every part of the place has served as a venue one time or another where lives were changed forever.
This astronomical observatory is among the oldest in all the United States of America. It was established in 1894 and was named as a National Historic Landmark in 1965. As a part of its history, this was where Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto.