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Lowell Observatory (West Mars Hill)


- Considered to be the premier science attraction in Flagstaff.

- Exhibits and telescope viewings are offered in the afternoon.

- Guided tours are available daily.

- Open every day from November to February, between 12 noon and 5 pm.

- The general admission fee for adults is $8, $7 for college students and $4 for youngsters with the age between 5 and 17.


National Geographic Visitor Center (Grand Canyon South Rim, Tusayan, 55 minutes from Flagstaff)


- Contains an IMAX theatre, offering visitors the chance to see films on 6 stories high and 82 feet wide screen.

- The Grand Canyon National Park is considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the world and it is offering visitors spectacular views.

- A 7-day pass for the park costs $25 for private vehicles and $12 for cyclists. A shuttle service (for a distance of 100 miles) is also available, costing $8 per person.

- The park is open all year round, including holidays. The majority of the park's facilities, including the Visitor Center, are open daily between 7 am and 6 pm.


Cliff Castle Casino (I-17, exit 289)


- One of Flagstaff's most popular attractions.

- Besides the usual casino entertaining options, it includes a steakhouse, a gift shop, an entertaining center called Kids Quest and a bowling center.

- It was voted 7 times as the best casino in Arizona.


Sports & outdoor events

During the year, there are many sport-related events that are held in Flagstaff, such as Snow-or-No Snowshoe Race, Dog Sled Race and Arizona Cup Freestyle/Skate Ski Race.


The Kahtoola Snow or No Snowshoe Race, held in January, features a 1k, 5k and 10 k race. Contestants get the chance to do a little exercise, running on the beautiful trails at the Flagstaff Nordic Center. Snowshoe equipment is also provided, but there is a limited stock.


Dog Sled Race is a popular part of the winter festivities that take place in Flagstaff. More than 50 teams are competing for the money prize, the races being held at Mormon Lake.


Another Flagstaff popular event, held at the Flagstaff Nordic Center, is the Arizona Cup Freestyle/Skate Ski Race. Both freestyle and classical ski races are happening, attracting numerous contestants, competing for the Arizona Cup.



The Eat, Drink and Ski Merry Festival takes place at the Flagstaff Nordic Center, every year, in February. Visitors can taste a wide variety of delicious food, admire the sights or have fun skiing.


The Late Season Blowout Sale is a free annual event, held in February, in Flagstaff, featuring used and new ski equipment deals, representing a celebration of the ending ski season.


The Flagstaff Annual Winterfest offers locals and visitors more than 100 events, including concerts, parades, snow sculptures, art shows and historic tours. The 2009 Flagstaff Winterfest took place on the 21 and 22 of February and it was held at Mormon Lake Lodge.



There are many options to choose from for a fun night out in Flagstaff, such as bars, pubs and restaurants.

Among the most popular nightspots there are:

- Beaver Street Brewery, 11 S Beaver Street: wide selection of beer, as well as food including salads, sandwiches, fried fish and pizza.

- The Museum Club, 3404 E Rte 66: live music, dancing, karaoke nights, football-watching Sundays.

- Uptown Billiards, 114 N Leroux Street: full bar available, as well as pool tables.

- Collins Irish Pub, 2 N Leroux Street: serving lunch, wide selection of beer, live music.

- Maloneys Tavern, 101 N Leroux: serving dinner, beverages, menu including pizza, salads, burgers, salads, cheese steaks and chili.