Visit one of America’s LargestCollections of High-Country Wildflowers
July is the Peak of the Season!
• 2,500 species of wildflowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs• 200 acres of gardens, greenhouses, and natural habitats• Guided tours daily at 11am and 1pm• Spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks
Purchase Two Adult or Senior Admissionsfor the Price of One!
With this ad, valid through 2003.Open daily from 9am to 5pm • Adults: $4 •Seniors: $3 • Youth: $1
Located four miles south of Route 66on scenic Woody Mountain Road in West Flagstaff
928-774-1442 • www.thearb.org
OK, you’re ready to take aweekend break... or maybe you’replanning for your summer vaca-tion. There are so many choices inthis great state of ours, all promis-ing a unique experience. There isone town that delivers with charm,character and distinctive appeal -and that is Flagstaff!Surrounded by natural wonders,with world class attractions, festi-vals and cultural performances,Flagstaff offers something of inter-est to all visitors. Outdoor enthusi-asts, history buffs, culture vulturesand day trippers just out to enjoythemselves all rave about this small townwith big appeal.There are more than two hundredrestaurants and plenty of affordableaccommodations in Flagstaff. The townhums with energy and bustle. Those witha yen to shop will find gallery art,antiques, Native Americana and muchmore. Colorful night spots provideevening entertainment.While Flagstaff provides year-roundenjoyment, the summer is especially richin events of all types. Amerisuites, one of our cover sponsors, is the host hotel forthe
6th Annual Arizona Highland CelticFestival on July 19
. Bagpipe bands, ath-letic demonstrations including the cabertoss, Scottish and Irish dancers, tradition-al foods and vendors of quality Celticmerchandise make this an event not to bemissed.
is providing a FREEShuttle Service to and fromthe festival at Thorpe Park.This All Suite Hotel isaffordable and family friend-ly and offers a free BountifulBreakfast Buffet. Amenitiesinclude an indoor swimmingpool and whirlpool and 24 hr.Universal Fitness Center.Amerisuites is convenientlylocated close to many restau-rants and shops.Other events duringJuly and early August includethe
TheArboretum at Flagstaff’s freeOpen House
Festival in thePines
with 150 country-wide juriedartisans and entertainment, theMuseum of Northern Arizona’s
Madein the Shade BeerTastingFestival
with 100+ micro-brews,and the
Southwest RenewableEnergy Fair
with the latest ingreen building and alternative fuelvehicles.One of the unique things aboutFlagstaff is that there is plenty to dowhether or not a special event is on whenyou are visiting. The selection of top classattractions is quite astonishing for such arelatively small city and will keep youbusy exploring for days.July is a great time to visit
TheArboretum at Flagstaff
. This is the peak of the wildflower season. Despite havingthe highest elevation of anyarboretum in the US with only70 days in the growing season,some 2,500 species of plantsgrow here.
See the ad below for a 2-for-1 admission.
Museum of NorthernArizona
, recognized world-wide for its collection of Native American art, is cele-brating 75 years of “Bringing theColorado Plateau to the World.” Visitorscan view exhibits relating to anthropolo-gy, biology, geology and fine art, as wellas enjoy the summer Heritage Program.Another not-to-be-missed Flagstaff attraction is
, found-ed in 1894. From this spot, the planetPluto was discovered in 1930, and astro-nomical research continues today. Onclear evenings peer through the historictelescope used by Percival Lowell. Daytours are also available.Part of the charm of anycity is its history. Learnabout turn-of-the-centuryFlagstaff at the
RiordanMansion State HistoricPark
. The guided tour fea-tures original furnishingsand personal items of theprominent Riordan family.Another kind of historycan be explored alongRoute 66 where the
, an originalroadhouse on the “Mother Road,” is stillfrequented by celebrities.Those looking to escape summer’sheat can take a cool day trip on theScenic Skyride at the
for spectacular views from 11,500 feet, orstay overnight at one of the 25 cozy cab-ins.Slightly further afield is one of Arizona’s most incredible sights - theGrand Canyon. Fly overthis wonder of the natur-al world with
. Theirroomy “Vistaliner” is astable, powerful airplanedelivering a smooth,quiet ride. With climatecontrol, narration in 7languages and the largestwindows of any tour airplane in theworld, this is a “once in a lifetime” expe-rience.As you plan your Flagstaff vacation,consider the
Radisson Woodlands Hotel
with its 183 newly renovated sleepingrooms and elegant lobby adorned withItalian marble. Aheated swimming pool,whirlpool spa, soothing steam room,sauna and fitness center are on thepremises. The Woodlands Cafe andLounge serves Continental cuisine, whileJapanese dining can be found at theSakura Restaurant and fresh Sushi Bar.Campers and Rv’ers will find a greatchoice in the
Woody MountainCampground and RVPark
with its 148large, tree-shaded sites, large pull-thrusand full hookups. There is a general storeand Sandwich Shoppe, bath houses andhot showers, playground, video rental andthe only outdoor heated pool at an RVsitein the area. Woody Mountain is found atExit 191 off I-40.For more details on Flagstaff eventsplease see the listings on page 10. Tolearn more about the attractions or oursponsors, see their ads on the Flagstaff pages or call the
Flagstaff Conventionand Visitors Bureau at 800-842-7293.www.flagstaffarizona.org.
Cover photo credits: Flagstaff CVB, LowellObservatory, Celtic Festival/Betsey Bruner,The Arboretum at Flagstaff, and the Museumof Northern Arizona/Marinella.
POW WOW • ALL INDIAN RODEOJR. RODEO • INDIAN MARKET
FORT TUTHILL,I-17 SOUTH,EXIT 337,FLAGSTAFF,AZ
ALL INDIAN RODEO
FridayJr.Rodeo10am1st Performance7pm#6 Roping after 1st PerformanceSaturday2nd Performance1pm3rd Performance7pmSlack after 3rd PerformanceSundayFinal Performance1pm
CONTEST POW WOW
FridayGourd Dance6pmGrand Entry7pmSaturdayGourd Dance10am & 6pmGrand Entry1pm & 7pmSundayGourd Dance10 amGrand Entry12pm
Open Daily 10am to Closing
Days Inn Route 66800-422-4470Days Inn West Flagstaff800-523-5534
3-Day Pass (limited amount)$15.00General Admission$7.00Seniors (65+) and Children 7-12$5.00Under 6 YearsFree
Event CoordinatorArt Singer,928-214-9348 AllIndian RodeoVictoria Randall,928-475-5837Jr.RodeoCarolyn Begay,928-697-3293Pow WowPam Saufkie,928-522-7001Indian MarketChristina Littlesunday,928-607-4266