Add dates

Flagstaff Culture & history

Our most recommended Flagstaff Culture & history

From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park Tour

1. From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park Tour

Explore on the of 7 Natural Wonders of the world with a top-rated guided tour to Grand Canyon National Park.  Begin your day among pine trees in Flagstaff, Arizona, a charming college town high in the Arizona mountains. Sit back and relax as you are shuttled off through incredible landscape towards the gorgeous Grand Canyon. Marvel at the mighty Colorado River, take in the staggering rock formations, and enjoy the natural beauty that has captivated millions for centuries.  Learn the storied history behind the people who once roamed these lands as your guide takes you through Tusayan. Visit historic sites like the El Tovar Hotel, and the Desert View Watchtower.  Lunch is provided, and snacks and water are included as you journey through one of America's most treasured natural landmarks. Guides lead tours rain or shine, and are happy to answer questions about this popular destination.

Flagstaff: Downtown Haunted History Walking Tour

2. Flagstaff: Downtown Haunted History Walking Tour

Discover Flagstaff's past — good and bad — on a haunted history walking tour of its downtown district. Learn about the city's intrepid first settlers and how the area became a popular spot over the centuries. Hear a spooky story or two linked to famous sights, to keep you on your toes. Uncover parts of Flagstaff's long-standing history from your guide. Home to a few sheep herders and ranchers in the mid-1800s, Flagstaff was settled under the Homestead Act. Learn how his tiny settlement at the base of the San Francisco Peaks sprouted saloons and gambling halls (and a few merchandising stores) almost overnight once a railroad was installed. Hear stories of how the town avoided the fate of many a railroad boom town because of the foresight of businessmen like E.E. Ayer, who opened the town's saw mill just weeks after the first train ran through. The mill gave steady employment for men and their families and soon, churches, schools, and mercantile ventures sprang up. Walk to locations where many a colorful character from the past was known to wander the town, looking for a gun fight or a game of poker to pass their time — perhaps even staying around to haunt these spots today.

Flagstaff: Haunted Pub Crawl with Guide

3. Flagstaff: Haunted Pub Crawl with Guide

Learn about the haunted history of Flagstaff over a beer on this haunted pub crawl and walking tour. Hear stories of robbery, murder, and suicide from the city's past. Meet your guide near the train station. Walk through Flagstaff's historic downtown area as you listen to anecdotes about the colorful characters that used to live there. Stroll past the city's haunted historic buildings, like the Orpheum Theater and the iconic Weatherford Hotel. See the 1926 train depot and the Hotel Monte Vista. Stop at three different downtown pubs along the way. Enjoy a drink while your guide captivates you with seedy stories from the past.

From Sedona or Flagstaff: Ruins & Volcanoes Small-Group Tour

4. From Sedona or Flagstaff: Ruins & Volcanoes Small-Group Tour

This full-day tour from Flagstaff or Sedona takes you to the remarkable ruins of Wupatki, where the ancient Sinagua civilization once lived before mysteriously vanishing without trace. These ancient desert dwellers were the only ones who witnessed the dramatic eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano a millennium ago. Learn about the eruption as you visit fields of lava that look like they flowed yesterday. Your expert guide will be happy to answer any questions and help uncover the mysteries of this magical landscape. Pause for lunch in the historic dining room of the Cameron Trading Post.  Then venture into the Grand Canyon National Park with your wonderful guide, who will take you to the best vistas available. You will enjoy stupendous views of the East and South Rims. You will be picked up and dropped off at your Flagstaff or Sedona hotel, with first class travel to and from the Canyon. Enjoy the comfort of a reclining captain chair with large windows for excellent views of the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Your expert guides know the area inside and out and will show you the canyon in a better light, teaching you everything you need to know about the 2 billion years of history that helped carve this immense chasm.

Other Sightseeing Options in Flagstaff

Want to discover all there is to do in Flagstaff? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Flagstaff

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 23 reviews

The tour was very well organized, our guide Milton was knowledgeable, kind. You get to see the Canyon from different spots. I have to say that the agency went out of their way to arrange a last minute pick up for me at the train station, stored my luggage and even give me a ride back to location that was convenient, which I’m extremely grateful for and I would definitely recommend going on a tour with that type of people.

This tour was very fun and informative. It was very interesting to hear some of the more interesting history of Flagstaff and to get to see the places we talked about as we went. Our tour guide, Revel, was wonderful. Very funny, very knowledgeable, and very kind. I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Flagstaff!

Everything was exactly as shown on the web. We were picked up at our hotel, and our guide, Shawna, was excellent. I'd recommend Grand Canyon Adventures to anyone.

Revel was a great historian and kept us entertained. So glad we went on this tour

Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Pace of tour just right.