Historical Flagstaff was centered around the railroad, so there's no more appropriate place to start your downtown tour ... More
Flagstaff Historic Downtown
Historical Flagstaff was centered around the railroad, so there's no more appropriate place to start your downtown tour than the Visitor Center , housed in the Tudor-style Santa Fe Railroad station. There, you'll be provided with maps and information on many historic buildings that lie within the downtown area. Don't miss the 1888 Babbitt Brothers Trading Company building (constructed in a Renaissance Revival style), the Spanish Colonial Hotel Monte Vista and the 1920s Weatherford Hotel . Many restaurants, bars and shops in this area retain the charm and nostalgia of historic Route 66.
Every year we drive to Flagstaff to ski and everything about it and the Snowbowl are perfect execpt for the drive and the nightlife. There is not much to do at night, but to mainly walk around downtown, eat dinner or stay in your room at the hotel to watch the tv. The drive here someone always is not carefull and they crash so it could take hours to get here depending on where you live. But besides that stuff which you can't really change Flagstaff is a great place to be, especially in the winter when it snows and the Snowbowl is open.
As a native of Flagstaff, I am very disappointed that the Nativity Catholic Church (Beaver St./Cherry St.) was not featured in the "historic" pictures of Flagstaff. The church was built in the 1920's and is an exact replica of a church in France. The architecture includes stunning stained glass windows and it has been designated a National Historic Landmark building. Nativity School (across the street) is where I went to grade school, taught by the Sisters of Loretto. Someone really missed the boat on this one!!!! Pioneer families including the Dolans and Babbitts were instramental in the design, funding and building of this stunning Flagstaff landmark and the original grade school (St. Anthony's) across the street.
Great place to visit. Fun atmosphere. Lots to see. Word of warning, though, if you are hungry, sit down right away at your food establishment of choice. From the time the food is ordered, to the time it hits your table, takes a bit of time. We were famished!! Must go along with that laid back attitude of Downtown Flagstaff.
We can't wait to go back again. Its a beautiful city to visit.
Well, I live here in Flagstaff and downtown is my first place to go when we are ready for some nightlife, a meal or a nice walk. Great local restaraunts, coffee shops, shops and bars. Also the buildings retain much of their historic feel. Very walkable. Keep going through the adjoining neighborhoods to see very cute old houses.
Downtown Flagstaff is a nice place to be...there are several local breweries (Mogollan, Flag Brew and Beaver Street Brewery) within walking; cool little shops and restaurants; very nice views of the San Francisco Peaks and all the Ponderosa Pines. Warning to you...the train she keeps-a-coming, but it adds to the ambiance. Look for cowboys, indians, old hippies and few college students (since this is the residential college town of Arizona--NAU). Enjoy!
Flagstaff's sunshine climate inspires a day at the park. Whether you want to plan a picnic, watch a rousing rugby
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Each week, this downtown book seller selects a different subject area and features books of that genre at half off
the regular price. The owners carry a full range of subjects, from local history and culture to national best ...
A '50s soda fountain atmosphere and a seemingly endless variety of old fashioned, homemade ice cream treats will entice kids
of any age into this downtown ice cream parlor. The place is also well known around town for its ...
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