Family-Friendly Things to Do

Flagstaff is a mecca for outdoor activities, which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Choose from dozens of hiking and biking trails; explore the Lava Tube Cave; visit the Meteor Crater; or get a close look at bears at a wildlife park. Other things that families often enjoy is looking into deep space with telescopes at Lowell Observatory; participating in seasonal activities at the parks; going on the Scenic Skyride or skiing at Arizona Snowbowl; and of course, families love to camp, fish, boat and cookout.

Guided activities and tours are a highly recommended for families. Guided activities such as rock climbing and horseback riding allow the whole family to enjoy themselves under the supervision and safety of an experienced professional guide. Grand Canyon tours and park ranger talks are also a really fun thing to do with the family. There are so many things to do in Flagstaff — take a look at the list below of some of our favorite family-friendly activities and also check out Calendar of Events.

 

1. Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" the
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3505 Highway 260
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
9285672840
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2. The Ultimate Off Road Adventure

At Guidance Air in Sedona, we fly Robinson helicopters, specifically the R44 and R66, which have unr
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1200 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 351-1000
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3. Predator Zip Lines Camp Verde, AZ

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators.

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3505 Highway 260
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
9285679947
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4. Forest Treks Adventure Company

Join FOREST TREKS on our "Bucket List Wish" adventures in Americas' most pristine wilderness locatio
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Sedona
AZ 86336
928-451-1177
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5. Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion From Viator

Take a step back in time as you travel on the historic Grand Canyon Railway. The tour picks up from
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4825 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89108
7026485873
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6. One Day Colorado River Float Trip From Flagstaff From Viator

For a scenic and fun day out in Arizona, you can't go past this relaxing float trip down the mighty
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4825 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89108
7026485873
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7. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Adventure Southwest offers private group hiking and sightseeing trips to amazing Southwest destin

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1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
1-800-514-0884
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8. Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters provides helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. Maverick brings VIP and first-
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6075 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
8882614414
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9. Grand Canyon Railway

Visit the official website for Grand Canyon Railway. Book your reservation online for a train tour o
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233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ 86046
8008438724
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10. Grand Canyon Day Tour

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the G
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1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 514-0884
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11. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines

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Fort Tuthill County Park
Fort Tuthill-Palmer Bypass, Flagstaff, AZ 86005
(888) 259-0125
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12. Bearizona Wildlife Park

At Bearizona Wildlife Park you will Steer your way through 2 miles of forest and get up close to bea
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1500 West Route 66
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ 86046
9286352289
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13. Wilderness River Adventures

Wilderness River Adventures offers over 50 combined years of experience as whitewater outfitters on
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Page
AZ 86040
8009928022
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14. The Arboretum

Open to the public from May through October, The Arboretum at Flagstaff is home to 2,500 species of
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4001 South Woody Mountain Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287741442
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15. Guided Outdoor Rock Climbing & Indoor Climbing Gym

Flagstaff Climbing Center is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. The center features over 6500 s
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205 South San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9285569909
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16. Pioneer Museum

Located in the historic Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent. Exhibits reflect Flagstaff and no
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2340 North Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287746272
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17. The Geekery

Perfect for families, enthusiasts, and casual gamers, The Geekery in Flagstaff is your local gaming
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1800 South Milton Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 225-5803
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18. Museum of Northern Arizona

Located just three miles north of Flagstaff, MNA features exhibits relating to anthropology, biology
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3101 North Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287745213
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19. Grand Canyon & Navajo Indian Reservation From Viator

Enjoy spectacular views at the Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim, and pick up a native American so
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4285 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
7026485873
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20. Great West Adventure Company

The Grand Canyon Specialists! Several Grand Canyon tour options: helicopter tours, river rafting, Ra
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Sedona
AZ
8773672383
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21. Riordan Mansion State Park

Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive example of gracious living
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409 West Riordan Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287794395
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22. Flagstaff Area National Monuments

Visit all three Flagstaff Area National Monuments: Walnut Canyon National Monument (7.5 miles), Suns
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Flagstaff
AZ
9285261157
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23. IMAX Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center

Located 1 mile from the National Park South Rim Entrance. Go beyond the rim in the spectacular IMAX
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Arizona 64
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
9286382468
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24. Sedona Day Trip from Flagstaff

Spend your day exploring Sedona Red Rocks on our Sedona Day Tour. Your professional Sedona Guide wil
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1515 N Main St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
1-877-7-SHUTTLE
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