Flagstaff KOA Attractions

Local Area Attractions Near Flagstaff KOA

Celebrate scenic Northern Arizona "Plan it! Camp it!"
Celebrate scenic Northern Arizona "Plan it! Camp it!"

People always ask us "How long should I spend in Flagstaff to see everything?" We tell them - spend as long as you can - whether you get a day, a weekend, or a week there will be enough to fill your time.

We have several National Parks within a short drive, museums, Native American monuments ,white water rafting, famous rock climbing and bouldering areas, Trout, Pike, and Cat fishing at Lake Mary, hiking 1000 year old volcanoes (that's here at our campground!), single track mountain biking, and shopping. We have volcanic mountains, craters and red rock views. Interested in Dinosaurs or Astronomy? Look no further! Did you know Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory here in Flagstaff? Dinosaur bones are a local favorite. See what you can dig up! We have a lifetime worth of vacations here in our backyard... come play!

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular of arid land erosion in the world. The park encompasses 1,904 square miles, including 277 miles of the Colorado River. South Rim facilities are open all year. North Rim facilities are open mid-May through mid-October. Call 1-800-892-8687 for more information. www.nps.gov/grca/

Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon

Some people visit Sedona for the breathtaking beauty that fills the senses and feeds the soul. Some visit Sedona to shop in the delightfully eclectic shops and galleries. Many others visit Sedona to savor the flavors and scents of our restaurants, to be pampered in a world-class resort or stay in a log cabin while sampling the diverse cultural events all year long. We invite you to Visit and Experience Sedona! www.visitsedona.com/

Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park

With has one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, historic structures, archeological sites, and displays of 225 million year old fossils, this is a surprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science. www.nps.gov/pefo/

Wupatiki National Monument
Wupatiki National Monument

Situated in the rain shadow of the San Francisco Peaks, the area we now call Wupatiki National Monument was once home to the farmers and traders of the Anasazi and Sinagua people, or Hisatsinom, as their Hopi descendants call them. The area is characterized by freestanding masonry pueblos by walking short trails that allow you a window into the past. The monument is the largest of the pueblos with approximately 85 rooms and is located behind the Wupatiki Visitor Center. Open year-round. www.nps.gov/wupa/

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon is a tranquil, pristine, stream-cut gorge, located seven miles east of Flagstaff on I-40. Hike down the paved trails that reveal the ancient cliff dwellings etched in the steep canyon walls where the Sinagua Indians lived. See displays of pottery and artifacts. www.nps.gov/waca/

Montezuma Castle National Monument
Montezuma Castle National Monument

Come visit Montezuma Castle which is a five-story, 20-room dwelling that stands in a cliff recess a hundred feet above the valley. www.nps.gov/moca/

Sunset Crater National Monument
Sunset Crater National Monument

Numerous trails and viewpoints allow visitors a close look at the brittle lava flows that occurred 900 years ago. Immediately east of the flows, you'll see the impressive and well-formed Sunset Crater Volcano, named by John Wesley Powell for the permanent red-orange hue near its peak. www.nps.gov/sucr/

Tuzigoot National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument

The remnant of a Sinagua Village built between A.D. 1125 and 1400. It crowns the summit of a long ridge that rises 120 feet above the Verde Valley. www.nps.gov/tuzi/

Jerome State Historic Park
Jerome State Historic Park

This State Park has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916. This museum, devoted the history of Jerome and the Douglas family, features exhibits of photographs, artifacts and minerals, in addition to a video presentation and a 3-D model of the town with its underground mines. Additional outdoor displays, with a picnic area, offer a beautiful panoramic view of the Verde Valley.

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Museum of Northern Arizona
Museum of Northern Arizona

This museum is an ideal introduction to the geology, anthropology, biology and fine art of the Colorado Plateau region. The Branigar/Chase Discovery Center offers a daily sound and light show, "Sacred Lands of the Southwest." A nature trail is available for outdoor exploration. Look for special exhibits, especially in the summer, of Native American arts and crafts. www.musnaz.org/

Pioneer Museum
Pioneer Museum

Housed in the old County Hospital, presents the diverse history of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona from cowboys and lumberjacks to railroaders and astronomers. Exhibits include medical equipment, saddles, household and livestock items, a 1929 Baldwin locomotive and much more. The annual exhibit, "Playthings of the Past," at Christmas time is a favorite show for the entire family. www.pioneer-arizona.com/

Meteor Crater
Meteor Crater

Picture a giant meteor, weighing several hundred thousand tons, zipping toward earth at nearly 40,000 mph! View the results of this gaping chasm: 570 feet deep and over 4,000 feet in diameter. Enjoy the Museum of Astronomy with its exhibits, movies and lectures which vividly show and tell about this impact and others and the awesome results. See where the astronauts trained and see the spectacular beauty of Meteor Crater from the guided rim tours. www.meteorcrater.com/index.php

Coconino National Forest
Coconino National Forest

The Coconino National Forest is one of six National Forests in Arizona. National Forests are America's "Great Outdoors". There is a lot for people to enjoy... in a wide variety of ways. www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/index.shtml

Kaibab National Forest
Kaibab National Forest

The Kaibab (pronounced 'kI-"bab) is one of six National Forests in Arizona operating under the care of the USDA Forest Service and here to serve our visitors at work and play! Whether it's a visit to Sycamore Canyon, Kendrick Mountain or Kanab Creek, visitors will not be disappointed with the natural pleasures that await in the Kaibab National Forest. If you are a citizen of the United States, you are one of its proud owners. If you are from foreign lands, you are an honored guest. In either case, we hope your visit with us will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/

Arizona Snowbowl
Arizona Snowbowl

The Arizona Snowbowl is located high in the vast Coconino National Forest, and under the shadow of the 12,356 ft. Agassiz Peak. With more than 30 runs, four chair lifts, two lodges and a vertical drop of 2,300 feet, it's the perfect place to enjoy great skiing in Arizona, and the West. Open daily mid-December through mid-April with an annual average snowfall of 260 inches. www.arizonasnowbowl.com/

Grand Canyon Deer Farm
Grand Canyon Deer Farm

Experience a hands-on adventure where you don't just look at the animals, you walk among them and let them eat right from your hand. Open daily, year-round, weather permitting. http://www.deerfarm.com/

Lowell Observatory
Lowell Observatory

Pluto was discovered at Lowell Observatory in 1930, and the outer solar system is an essential part of Lowell research today. www.lowell.edu

Flagstaff Indoor Aquaplex
Flagstaff Indoor Aquaplex

This recreation facility includes:
A beautiful open gallery and public lounge with fireplace
Leisure pool, 8,643 sq. ft.
Lazy River Current Channel with Vortex
2 body slides that exit and re-enter the building
Kids splash area and zero depth entry
3 lane lap pool and outdoor deck area
Men's, women's, and family locker rooms
Birthday Party Room with party packages
Meeting, Banquet & Celebration spaces with the availability of a catering kitchen
Babysitting area and soft play areas for young children and toddlers
Regulation size multi-activity gymnasium with indoor soccer goals
State of the art cardio work-out equipment and weight room
Fitness and aerobics rooms with over 1,715 sq. feet of space
2 story climbing wall
Indoor walking and running track
Game room and vending options
Fitness overlook and pool viewing areas

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park

One of the most spectacular of arid land erosion in the world. The park encompasses 1,904 square miles, including 277 miles of the Colorado River. South Rim facilities are open all year. North Rim facilities are open mid-May through mid-October. Call 1-800-892-8687 for more information.

Wupatiki National Monument
Wupatiki National Monument

Situated in the rain shadow of the San Francisco Peaks, the area we now call Wupatki National Monument was once home to the farmers and traders of the Anasazi and Sinagua people, or Hisatsinom, as their Hopi descendants call them. The area is characterized by freestanding masonry pueblos by walking short trails that allow you a window into the past. Largest of the pueblos with approximately 85 rooms. Located behind the Wupatiki Visitor Center. Open year-round.

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument

A Tranquil, pristine, stream-cut gorge, seven miles east of Flagstaff on I-40. Hike down the paved trails that reveal the ancient cliff dwellings etched in the steep canyon walls where the Sinagua Indians lived. See displays of pottery and artifacts.

Montezuma Castle National Monument
Montezuma Castle National Monument

Come visit Montezuma Castle which is a five-story, 20-room dwelling that stands in a cliff recess a hundred feet above the valley.

Sunset Crater National Monument
Sunset Crater National Monument

Numerous trails and viewpoints allow visitors a close look at the brittle lava flows that occurred 900 years ago. Immediately east of the flows, you'll see the impressive and well-formed Sunset Crater Volcano, named by John Wesley Powell for the permanent red-orange hue near its peak.

Jerome State Historic Park
Jerome State Historic Park

An eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916. This museum, devoted the history of Jerome and the Douglas family, features exhibits of photographs, artifacts and minerals, in addition to a video presentation and a 3-D model of the town with its underground mines. Additional outdoor displays, with a picnic area, offer a beautiful panoramic view of the Verde Valley.

Museum of Northern Arizona
Museum of Northern Arizona

An ideal introduction to the geology, anthropology, biology and fine art of the Colorado Plateau region. The Branigar/Chase Discovery Center offers a daily sound and light show, "Sacred Lands of the Southwest." Nature trail available for outdoor exploration. Look for special exhibits, especially in the summer, of Native American arts and crafts.

Pioneer Museum
Pioneer Museum

Housed in the old County Hospital, presents the diverse history of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona from cowboys and lumberjacks to railroaders and astronomers. Exhibits include medical equipment, saddles, household and livestock items, a 1929 Baldwin locomotive and much more. The annual exhibit, "Playthings of the Past," at Christmas time is a favorite show for the entire family.

Meteor Crater
Meteor Crater

Picture a giant meteor, weighing several hundred thousand tons, zipping toward earth at nearly 40,000 mph! View the results of this gaping chasm: 570 feet deep and over 4,000 feet in diameter. Enjoy the Museum of Astrology with its exhibits, movies and lectures which vividly show and tell about this impact and others and the awesome results. See where the astronauts trained and see the spectacular beauty of Meteor Crater from the guided rim tours.

Arizona Snowbowl
Arizona Snowbowl

Located high in the vast Coconino National Forest, and under the shadow of the 12,356 ft. Agassiz Peak. With more than 30 runs, four chair lifts, two lodges and a vertical drop of 2,300 feet, it's the perfect place to enjoy great skiing in Arizona, and the West. Open daily mid-December though mid-April with an annual average snowfall of 260 inches.

Grand Canyon Deer Farm
Grand Canyon Deer Farm

Experience a hands-on adventure where you don't just look at the animals, you walk among them and let them eat right from your hand. Open daily, year-round, weather permitting.

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