Nature lovers should visit the Arboretum at Flagstaff, where you’ll learn about the flora and fauna of the region. You may feel like you’re lost as you drive along a dirt road west of Flagstaff toward the Arboretum, but don’t worry. Just follow the signs and you’ll get there. Be sure to hit the daily raptor show, which features owls, falcons and other majestic birds up close. Take one of the guided nature walks to maximize your enjoyment of the Arboretum. The special events make a trip out here even more worthwhile, especially if you have kids. Check their website for a schedule of events, including free-entrance days, which generally include their first day of the season, in April, as well as Arbor Day. Easy trails allow you to view native birds around the arboretum grounds. Children will enjoy exploring the maze of trees that leads to a wooden tree fort at the center. The Arboretum is open April through October.
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