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Flagstaff: The City of 7 Wonders

Flagstaff, Arizona is nicknamed “The City of 7 wonders” due to its’ close proximity to a number of fascinating natural wonders. Most of us that are familiar with the city associate it solely with the Grand Canyon, although there are a handful of incredible places you will want to check out on your next vacation […]

The Petrified National Forest: More than 225 Millions Years in the Making

The Petrified National Forest, located nearby Holbrook in the Northeastern portion of the state, is named as so for its’ large quantities of petrified wood. In 1906, the forest became a national monument. During the Triassic Period (which came just before Jurassic and is therefore known as “Dawn of the Dinosaurs”), the land which now […]

Montezuma Castle: A 900+ Year Old Ancient Apartment Building

Montezuma Castle is a 5 story, 20 room living space built by the Sinagua people between 1100-1300. Today, it is considered one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in the country. In 1906, President Roosevelt declared Montezuma a place “of the greatest ethnological value and scientific interest,” making it one of the first four national […]

Exploring the Beautiful Lava Flow Trail at Sunset Crater National Monument

Sunset Crater National Monument, the youngest cinder cone of more than 600 in the San Francisco Volcanic Field, is a must-see attraction located about 15 miles north of Flagstaff. It is one of 7 natural wonders located near Flagstaff. The convenient distance from Flagstaff makes it an easy side trip to incorporate into any vacation. […]

A Drive Through Beautiful Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, Arizona

Bearizona is a drive-thru wildlife park located in Northern Arizona. Situated in Williams, just an hour or so from the Grand Canyon’s South rim, it’s the perfect add on activity to any Grand Canyon trip. There are 3 main sections of the park to explore: a drive-thru area housing larger animals like black bears and […]