Join Willow Bend on a unique journey through Downtown!
Downtown Flagstaff… best known as a shopping, dining and event destination. But there is much more to downtown and Willow Bend is excited to share it with you!
Downtown Flagstaff Geology Tour (Stone Landmarks) is a 45 minute guided walk that will give you a new perspective and appreciation of our beloved downtown. The buildings provide us with an ancient history of the stones used to build them, a progression of architectural styles, changing preferences for certain rock types, and an overview of historic events such as floods, fires, and lava flows.
Learn about Moenkopi Sandstone, Pumiceous Dacite, Kaibab Limestone, Malapais Basalt and more. Search for fossils on the Ice House walls, find out what stone is referred to as “Arizona Red”, and discover what building added aluminum and glass to look more modern, only to bring brick back into view during a recent historic restoration. We will also share some historic anecdotes and fun stories about our beloved downtown.
This tour is usually only offered to schools and private groups. But on March 5th Willow Bend is offering an exclusive and unique opportunity for the community to explore downtown like never before. The tour, based on Marie Jackson’s Stone Landmark’s book, will begin at Full Circle Trade and Thrift at 11:30am. Locations covered on the tour include the Visitor’s Center, the David Babbitt Building, the Weatherford Hotel, the Ice House, Heritage Square flagpole and more.
Comfortable walking shoes, water and a hat are recommended. Wheelchair accessible.
Cost: Tour is FREE with a $10 or more receipt from Full Circle dated March 2016 per participant (kids under 12 are free). Or a $15 charge/person, kids under 12 $5.
LIMITED SPOTS. First come, first serve. Sign-up at the Willow Bend table outside Full Circle Trade and Thrift 2 N Beaver St on Saturday, March 5th between 9-11am. Tour leaves Full Circle at 11:30am.
Questions? call (928) 779 1745 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.