Top Choice Museum in Flagstaff

Museum of Northern Arizona

Housed in an attractive Craftsman-style stone building amid a pine grove, this small but excellent museum spotlights local American Indian archaeology, history and culture, as well as geology, biology and the arts. …
Top Choice Observatory in Flagstaff

Lowell Observatory

Sitting atop a hill just west of downtown, this national historic landmark – famous for the first sighting of Pluto, in 1930 – was built by Percival Lowell in 1894. Weather permitting, visitors can stargaze through …
Top Choice Volcano in Flagstaff

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Around AD 1064 a volcano erupted on this spot, spewing ash across 800 sq miles, spawning the Kana-A lava flow and forcing farmers to vacate lands tilled for 400 years. Now the 8029ft Sunset Crater is quiet, and mile…
Ruins in Flagstaff

Walnut Canyon

The Sinagua cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon are set in the nearly vertical walls of a small limestone butte amid this stunning forested canyon. The mile-long Island Trail steeply descends 185ft (more than 200 stair…
Historic Site in Flagstaff

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Having made a fortune from their Arizona Lumber Company, brothers Michael and Timothy Riordan built this sprawling duplex in 1904. The Craftsman-style design was the brainchild of architect Charles Whittlesey, who a…
Gardens in Flagstaff


This 200-acre arboretum is a lovely spot to take a break and rejuvenate your spirits. Two short trails hug a meadow and wind beneath ponderosa pines, passing a herb garden, native plants and wildflowers, and a longe…
Museum in Flagstaff

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Visitor Center

Houses a seismograph and exhibits pertaining to volcanology. Across from the visitor center, the USFS-run Bonito Campground provides running water and restrooms, but no showers or hookups.
Museum in Flagstaff

Pioneer Museum

Built in 1908 with volcanic remains from the nearby Mt Elden eruptions, this stone house served as the Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent and was known as the 'poor farm' until its closure in 1936. John Hance…
Arts Center in Flagstaff

Coconino Center for the Arts

Behind the Pioneer Museum, the Coconino Center for the Arts exhibits works by local artists and hosts various performances and programs. Check its website for current exhibitions and events.
Square in Flagstaff

Heritage Square

Central square in Flagstaff's historic downtown, with a handful of cafes offering outdoor seating. In summer there's weekend music and family-friendly movies screened outdoors.