"Town of Surrounding Sites" Top 5 Page for this destination Flagstaff by BruceDunning
Flagstaff Travel Guide: 396 reviews and 769 photos
The town is focused on the old downtown center, and it has done a fine job of revival for the core. It draws folks, mostly university crowd and tourists to come on down and enjoy an evening out for drinks and dinners. Even during the day, there seemed to be reasonable activity.
The city got its start late in US terms. Because there was a spring close by Fred McMillen settled here in 1876. By 1880 only 20 people lived here. In 1892 it started to become an attraction, mostly due to the railroad coming through town, and the local folk relocating the town to that center as a core. It did not become a certified city until 1928.
The heritage of this famed route was/is anchored deep here. The main street in town is Rt 66/Milton Rd. Both ends of town with a distance between of about 10-12 miles are connected to I-40 and Rte 66 is the main exits off the interstate. That is good, and bad. The traffic got rather clustered and traffic back-ups pronounced, especially in rush hours.
Flagstaff enjoys the honor of having three good National Park Service parks right within 10 miles of town. Then it also has the San Francisco Peaks just to the north, and Coconino Forest, and 85 miles away is Grand Canyon-south rim. Besides all that is Sedona to the south about 40 miles
- Pros:A lot of variety things to see/do
- Cons:Too much traffic in the center of town area
- In a nutshell:It is a nice staging place to see other region sites
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