In 1893, artist Thomas Moran caught one of the first stagecoach runs to the Grand Canyon. He was commissioned by the railroad to paint advertising images intended to encourage westward migration, hopefully to sell railroad real estate. Works from this visit would make him famous.
Planning a visit? Here are some things you can do right here in Flagstaff.
Wupatki National Monument
Less than 800 years ago, Wupatki Pueblo was the largest around. It flourished for a time as a meeting place of different cultures. How and why did people live here? The builders of Wupatki and nearby pueblos have moved on, but their legacy remains. [More info...]
Grand Canyon Railway
This Railway made its first journey to the Grand Canyon in 1901, allowing tourists to finally travel to the legendary canyon with ease and comfort. The train departs daily from Williams and travels almost due north to the South Rim. [More info...]
Once a thriving mining camp between the late 1880s and early 1950s, Jerome is now a bustling tourist magnet and artistic community. The Jerome State Historic Park features a historic mansion, antique mining equipment, and history exhibits. [More info...]
One of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America, this 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a 1,000 year-old story of ingenuity and survival in an unforgiving desert landscape. [More info...]
A visit to Tusayan Ruin and Museum at the Grand Canyon provides a glimpse of Pueblo Indian life some 800 years ago. Located 3 miles west of Desert View, a self-guiding trail leads you through the adjacent village remains.
Tuzigoot is an ancient village built on a desert hilltop by the Sinagua, a group of agriculturalists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles. The pueblo consisted of 110 rooms including second- and third-story structures built around A.D. 1000. The people left the area around 1400. [More info...]
Cameron Trading Post
This authentic Native American Indian trading post and lodge was established in 1916. It now features a gallery, gift shop, restaurant, and more. [More info...]