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Have Fun WIth the Whole Family in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

Antelope Canyon Near Flagstaff Arizona

It's a well known fact that Flagstaff is a mecca for outdoor attractions and fun.  As such, there's tons of activities that the whole family can enjoy.  There's dozens of places to hike and bike, get a close-up look at bears, look into deep space, enjoy seasonal activities, ride the Scenic Skyride, or just enjoy fishing and camping. You can also enjoy guided activities such as rock climbing and horseback riding.  There's definitely plenty of fun things to do for the whole family that fit just about any interest.

Here's a few family friendly things to do in Flagstaff.

Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend have certainly been immortalized in photographs and computer wallpapers. Why not take the family and see these wonders with your own eyes? Antelope Canyon Tours takes you to the heart of one of the most recognized slot canyons in the world. Then you'll visit the famous Horseshoe Bend and marvel at the might of the Colorado River. Certainly a memory making journey for the whole family.

Bearizona

There's more than just bears in Bearizona. As you drive through 2 miles of forest you'll get up close to bison, wolves, and more. You're whole family will enjoy watching the bear cubs play along with other small animals. The Birds of Prey show will thrill with large raptors soaring above. It's only 20 minutes from Flagstaff, so it's the perfect way to spend time with the family and enjoy the excitement of local wildlife.

Maverick Helicopter Tours

A helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon might be a little steep on price, but the experience justifies the price tag. This is no ordinary helicopter tour either.  Maverick takes you deeper into the canyon than other tours with their ECO-Star helicopters, specially designed for a full unobstructed view.  You'll see some of the most spectacular views of the canyon as you come up on the North Rim and eastern end.

Outdoor and Indoor Rock Climbing

Flagstaff Climbing is located in the heart of downtown Flagstaff, where you'll find 6500 square feet of widely varied climbing terrain to suit all abilities and climbing styles, just right for a family outing. They also have a bouldering gym next to Paragon Athletics and Wanderlust Brewery on Main Street. The also feature programs for the kids and adults as well.

There's so many reasons to buy your next home in Flagstaff.  Check out our other blog articles and visit us every week for more great reasons to call Flagstaff home.

Relive the History of Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

Are you in the mood to learn more about the history of Flagstaff, or even the history of the universe?  The great thing about living in Flagstaff is that there are a number of outstanding museums and a world famous observatory, all waiting for you to explore.  Why not spend some quality time with your family, or engage in your own personal journey, at one of these great places of learning.

Lowell Observatory

For the past 100 years, the Lowell Observatory has stood out as one of the finest telescopes in the world, and is the home of major astronomical discoveries, including Pluto. You can not only learn about the history of the observatory and modern astronomy, but also explore the wonders of the universe. You can also learn about early computing, as the Million computer, a mechanical computer used to help find Pluto, is still located here.

Museum of Northern Arizona

If Native American history and artifacts are your thing, then this is the perfect museum for you to marvel at ancient pottery and ceramic art. The civility contains a research lab, exhibit building, and more.  Established in 1928, the museum itself has a history of its own.

Pioneer Museum

Built in 1908 and serving as a hospital until 1938, this museum now serves to display the history of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona.  You can learn all about the local history of the area in ranching, logging, transportation and life in pioneer Flagstaff.

Explore the Wonder and History of Flagstaff Monuments

by Gary Nelson

The Southwest is known around the world for its stunning and rugged beauty. And Flagstaff is also known for historic importance in America. Not only has the area been inhabited by native tribes for thousands of years, the area also was important in the westward expansion.  When you bring all of these elements together, you get what’s offered in the National Monuments of the Flagstaff area. Have visited these amazing places lately?  If not, here are some of the best monuments in Flagstaff to explore and enjoy.

Walnut Canyon National Monument

If Native American history peaks your interest, then Walnut Canyon will certainly captivate you.  You’ll be able to see how the ancient inhabitants of this gorgeous landscape, called the Sinagua, lived from 600-1400 A.D.  You can also enjoy the rich array of wildlife in the canyon, including coyotes, jack rabbits, mule deer, mountain lions, elk, black bears, and more. The local geology, terrain, and weather create a remarkable variety of environments, which you can see as you explore the park.

Wupatki National Monument

Another extraordinary place to enjoy the stunning scenery and discover the history of the people who once thrived in this dessert. Marvel at the huge 800 year old stone pueblo that was the tallest and largest of such structures around that served as a focal point for a community of Native Americans that made full use of this land.

And don’t forget the other outstanding monuments in and near Flagstaff, including Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. Get out there and explore the wonder and history that is Flagstaff monuments.

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Contact Information

The Gary Nelson Group
Realty Executives of Flagsaff
15 E. Cherry Ave. Suite 101
Flagstaff AZ 86001
Direct: 928-225-3510
Office: 928-773-9300
Fax: 928-774-1102


 

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