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Located near the Fort Tuthill County Park, the Pepsi Amphitheater is the largest outdoor amphitheater in Northern Arizona. With the general admission of 2100 (on the lawn) and 650 seats for the orchestra, this theater comes alive throughout the year with its shows. To provide premier names for the concerts in this amphitheater, Coconino County has joined hands with the historic Orpheum Theatre. You can also rent it for corporate functions, weddings and other events.
Many travelers are surprised to learn that the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in North America blankets the mountains of Flagstaff in Northern Arizona. Aromatic treetops brush the endless blue sky just outside of town, but this panoramic portrait is more than just breathtaking scenery for hikers, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts; it is home to a variety of wildlife, which includes the black bear and American bald eagle. Explore elevations of up to 12,633 feet (3850.5 meters) and watch the flora change from cactus to alpine tundra along the way.
This museum highlights the history of Arizona's 158th Infantry Regiment, a heralded military outfit that initially began as a rag-tag volunteer force comprised of Mexican-Americans as well as members of Pima and Maricopa Indian tribes. The volunteers disbanded nearly two years after, however the regiment reformed as the First Arizona Infantry and some enlistees participated with Teddy Roosevelt's 'Rough Riders'. In 1917, the 158th (as it was now called) fought in WWI, and in WWII; its troops received the moniker 'Bushmaster' due to their experience in jungle warfare. The museum contains a vast array of memorabilia which presents over 100 years of Arizona military history, and is worth a stop for those who wish to learn more about this aspect of Arizona's military past.
The scent of wild acorns and fresh air is intoxicating while visitors wander around in the world's largest Ponderosa Pine forest. And perched at a heavenly height of 7,150 feet above sea level, Flagstaff's Arboretum is home to more than 2,000 different species of native flora. The arboretum also holds special aviary programs which showcase Arizona's native eagles, hawks, and other birds of prey. Throughout the summer season it hosts events like the popular Native Herb Festival or the Penstemon Plant Sale, and if you enjoy vino, the Wine in the Woods event every September very popular.
Covering more than 55,000 acres, this second-largest canyon in northern Arizona is a scenic wonder well worth exploring. Home to mountain lions, black bear and Arizona's state animal, the ringtail cat, the wilderness area also has historic Indian ruins, swimming and fishing, and terrific hiking and horseback trails. Visitors can drive along the Rim Trail or backpack farther into the gorge.
Located on the Northern Arizona University campus, this Skydome is one of the largest timber domes in the world. The dome was named after former Northern Arizona University President Dr. J. Lawrence Walkup. It provides facilities for football, basketball, indoor track and field, soccer, weight lifting, lacrosse, student recreation, and also hosts major concert events. The grand arena, spread across 27,200 square feet, has a seating capacity of over 14,420 which can be expanded to 15,650 during major events.