Friday, Aug. 28

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GMAZ visits the beautiful city of Flagstaff. Flagstaff became and incorporated town in 1894, the modern history dates back to 1876 when settlers passing through honored our country’s centennial by raising an American flag up a pine tree. The pine tree was their” flag staff “and it became a landmark for those who followed, and eventually became the town’s namesake. Flagstaff is known for the Lowell Observatory, NAU (Northern Arizona University), nightlife and the Historic Route 66.
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Lowell Observatory
Lowell Observatory is high in the pines of Flagstaff. It was establish in 1894 and it is responsible for discovering then the planet Pluto. It was there were Clyde Tombaugh discover the Pluto.  The observatory is a Historic National Landmark and it draws 85 thousand visitors each year to learn the rich history of observatory.
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1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

The Place Restaurant
Flagstaff has unique restaurants and one of those restaurants is the "The Place Restaurant," famous for big biscuits.
3518 E Rt 66 Ste 107
Flagstaff, AZ 86004 
Phone number (928) 526-8138 

Martannes Restaurant
If you like good Mexican food come to Martannes for their Chilaquiles and burritos.
112 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 773-4701

The Sweet Shoppe and Nut House
If you are in Flagstaff and you are craving gourmet caramel apples, old fashion fudge or candy come to The Sweet Shoppe and Nut House.
15 East Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 

Arizona SnowBowl
Flagstaff is a year around playground with stunning scenery with unique opportunities to experience the outdoors.

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Riordan Mansion State Park
The Riordan name is synonymous with Flagstaff. They had a hand in building the first hospital, bring utilities and establishing what now Northern Arizona University. The Riordan Mansion state park includes two nearly identical homes of the brothers Michael and Timothy Riordan built in 1904.

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Train Station Flagstaff
Flagstaff train station has been an integral part of the city since 1926. Today it serves at stop for AMTRAK. It is also doubles as a visitor center for Flagstaff.
Station Building (with waiting room)
1 East Route 66 
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Hotel Monte Vista
100 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 
(928) 779-6971

Hotel Weatherford
23 N. Leroux St. 
Flagstaff, AZ 860001

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course
The Extreme Adventure Course features tree top course set in tall ponderosa pines. Some of the course features suspended bridges, swings slides net, zip lines and even an aerial surfboard.

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Route 66 Reunion Flagstaff Car Show
Join thousands of classic car lovers from throughout the Southwest at this year’s Route 66 Reunion in Flagstaff! Three days of food, live music, activities for kids and 100's of classic cars. Located on historic Route 66 at the east side of the Flagstaff Mall September 11th and 12th.  Event benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Flagstaff.
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Cruzzin Main Street USA

Retired NFL star and former Arizona Cardinal Player Simeon Rice is promoting his first movie "Unsullied." Rice wrote and directed the thriller about a woman who is kidnapped and trying to flee her captors. 

Rice will have Q and A session tonight at the Tempe Market Place at 9: 15 pm after the showing of the movie.

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Harkins Tempe Market Place
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Ste 1150, Tempe, AZ 85281