Cultural & Educational Attractions

Planning a visit? Here are some things you can do right here in Flagstaff.

Theatrikos Theatre Company

Theatrikos strives to be a leading arts organization in northern Arizona, offering high-quality live theatrical productions and educational opportunities and using a diverse base of writing and production talent who represent and reflect the community at large. Incidentally, they were founded in our basement back in 1972 and are now located within short walking distance of the hotel.


Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival

The mission of the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, affectionately known as FlagShakes, is to faithfully portray classics of the Renaissance, as well as produce other actor-driven plays. Each Renaissance performance incorporates Elizabethan staging practices, making these plays accessible and providing a unique learning opportunity. Our performances and educational outreach enlighten our audiences and revitalize empathy. Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to offering exciting artistic opportunity and experience for residents of northern Arizona and visitors from around the world.


Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

Operating continually since 1950, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is the largest and most active performing arts organization in northern Arizona.


Northern Arizona University Theatre

NAU Theatre produces a dynamic season of productions each year, including four mainstage productions from a wide variety of genres including musicals, new plays, Shakespeare, other classical texts, and important work from the world stage. We also produce numerous second-stage, student-driven, or course-driven projects. We are an active university theatre program where you will learn theatre by doing theatre.


Riordan Mansion

Built in 1904, the mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure — a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture. Tours are given hourly.


Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walk in the footsteps of people who lived at Walnut Canyon more than 700 years ago and peer into their cliff dwellings. The presence of water has made this canyon rare and valuable to its early human inhabitants, as well as to today’s plants and animals. See for yourself along the park’s trails.


Pioneer Museum

Located in the historic Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent, this building was built in 1908. Local residents referred to it as the “poor farm” because many of the patients were elderly men without families to care for them. The building was later used as a boarding house and private residence. Tours are given daily.


Elden Pueblo

This site of an ancient Sinagua village, inhabited from about A.D. 1070 to 1275, is thought to have been part of a major trading system. The site is located on U.S. Highway 89 north.


Lowell Observatory

Lowell’s campus features a 6500-square-foot visitor center. The staff offers guided campus tours daily, along with tours, exhibits and telescope viewing in the evenings. Experience outstanding views of the heavens and wide-screen, cinematic multimedia shows.


Things to do in Flagstaff

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