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Tours and Free Things To Do and See in Flagstaff

(Published on - 7/9/2020 5:06:36 PM)

Looking for free fun activities around Flagstaff this summer?

We’ve got you covered! 

Here is the list, with a more detailed description below:

  • First Friday Art Walks
  • Picture Canyon Tours
  • Disc Golf
  • Geocaching
  • Self-guided Walk This Talk Historic Route 66 Tour
  • Movies on the Square
  • Summer Concerts in the Park
  • Self-guided Haunted Flagstaff Tour
  • Flagstaff Selfie Trail
  • Solar System Walk at Lowell Observatory
  • Self-guided Flagstaff Public Art Tour
  • Flagstaff Brewery Trail
  • Lunar Landmarks Trail

First Friday Art Walk: Each first Friday of the month, art galleries and businesses in historic Downtown Flagstaff open their doors from 6-9pm with special art exhibitions, performances. Live music, treats and more. It’s Flagstaff’s monthly street party – the ArtWalk is a night both locals and out-of-towners attend and enjoy.  

Picture Canyon: The Picture Canyon Preserve is a natural and cultural amenity located in northeast Flagstaff. This easy walk through the riparian landscape includes significant Northern Sinagua petroglyphs, and the opportunity to learn about the ecology, geology, and archaeology of the area. It also includes a section of the Arizona Trail, an 800+ mile trail that connects Mexico and Utah.  

Disc Golf: There are numerous disc golf courses around town, accessible for free. If you’d like to make this more than a passing hobby, The Flagstaff Disc Golf Club is an organization that hosts weekly leagues, annual tournaments and beginner clinics. Their website also includes courses and maps that can are available for free.  

Geocaching: Flagstaff is a partner in the Historic Arizona Route 66 Geocaching Project, offering visitors a new way to explore the Mother Road while traveling across the state. There are multiple caches to be found in Flagstaff. Each cache includes a log book and historic information about where the cache is hidden. 

Self-guided Walk This Talk Historic Route 66 Tour: Also known as “The Mother Road”, Route 66 continues to bisect Flagstaff today. This self-guided tour begins at the Historic Train Station, passing by classic drive-in motels and Flagstaff Landmarks of old. Find a map here, and use your mobile phone to dial and listen to a recorded history at each of the ten designated locations on the tour.  Recorded tour: 928-218-2926  

Movies on the Square:  Each summer the Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance presents a FREE family friendly evening on Heritage Square – Flagstaff’s downtown living room. For the month of June, this year will be transformed to a Drive-In movie series. Every Saturday evening for the month of June, it will be located in the parking lot on the corner of Leroux Street and Cherry Avenue in Downtown Flagstaff. There are limited parking spaces available, so visit the website to reserve a spot. The parking lot will be open at 7pm, and the movie will begin at sunset (around 8pm). Boxed dinners and movie treats will be available for purchase! (more info)

Summer Concerts in the Park: The Summer Concert Series runs Friday evenings all summer long. They are held at Heritage Square, and are free, family-friendly, and showcase Flagstaff’s best local artists. For a schedule and other information, click here

Self-Guided Haunted Flagstaff Tour: With more than a century of haunted history and ghostly legends about bank robbers, ladies of the night, eccentric hotel guests and unfortunate lovers, Flagstaff has earned the reputation as one of Arizona’s most haunted cities. Free self-guided map available at the Flagstaff Visitor Center or by download here

Flagstaff Selfie Trail: No need to search for the best place to stand for your selfie with Flagstaff’s iconic scenery, the Flagstaff Selfie Trail will point you to the perfect spot. The Flagstaff CVB has provided a map with directions to one-of-a-kind selfie spots throughout the city and placed ground medallions at each location. Experience the neon of Route 66, the architecture of historic downtown and the seasonal favorites of the surrounding area. #Flagstaffselfie to share with friends! Download a printable pdf here

Solar System Walk at Lowell Observatory: Walk a scale distance model of the solar system and learn fun facts along the way. For more information or to plan your visit, click here.  

Self-Guided Flagstaff Public Art Tour: Flagstaff has an extensive Public Art program coordinated through the Beautification and Public Art Commission at the City of Flagstaff. More than forty pieces of public art represent the heritage of the area. Each piece tells a story, some inspiring, some meditative and others that intend to leave a legacy for future generations. Download the Flagstaff Public Art Map for information on each piece and where to find them. 

Flagstaff Brewery Trail: This is your self-guided beer tasting adventure. Flagstaff’s nine local breweries have something for everyone’s craft brew palate, from distinctive IPAs and light-hearted Sessions to Limited-edition brews and Kolsch-style ales. Flagstaff is being recognized as a Leading Craft Beer City. Grab a passport here or at participating breweries, or the Flagstaff Visitor Center. 

Lunar Legacy/ Landmarks Trail: Did you know every astronaut who walked on the Moon trained in Flagstaff? Now you can walk in their footsteps. Learn about Flagstaff’s impact on our lunar explorations with this fun passport and map. Visit Apollo Astronaut Training Sites and Attractions celebrating Flagstaff’s scientific role in the Apollo Moon Missions. 

Now get exploring!

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