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Hopi dancer at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff

An expert's take on Flagstaff

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posted March 5, 2019
Arizona is home to a number of interesting and eclectic cities, each with its own charm and attractions. Here, we take a closer look at Flagstaff, which is well-positioned in the northern part of the state near Grand Canyon National Park.

Responses provided by Cherri Lamont of the Flagstaff CVB

Why is Flagstaff such a great place for groups?

Flagstaff is the heart of Northern Arizona, with endless outdoor adventures, four seasons of activities, restaurants with exceptional group dining options, Historic Route 66, a classic downtown, award-winning museums and Native American culture.

What are some of the most unique places in your area?

The Lowell Observatory, Sunset Crater National Monument and Flagstaff Extreme

What are a couple of popular attractions you recommend?

The Museum of Northern Arizona, the Riordan Mansion

If I have friends visiting from out of town, I always take them to …

The Lowell Observatory. Since 1894, it has been one of the most prestigious observatories in the U.S., and with Flagstaff designated as the first International Dark Sky City, there’s no better place for stargazing.

What advice would help a tour operator package your area?

A three-night stay is ideal. Flagstaff offers dining/shopping/live music options and is great for a hub-and-spoke stay. Groups can seek out our 7 Wonders, a group of seven attractions within 80 minutes of downtown that includes Grand Canyon National Park.

To learn more, reach out to Lamont or go to

Top photo: Hopi dancer at the Museum of Northern Arizona
Photo by Flagstaff CVB


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