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Looks like it's about 30 miles farther to go back to Flagstaff. The time difference is wildly variable though. Depending on the time of day, Hwy64 (Desert View Drive) can be pretty quick, and definitely shorter than going back to Flagstaff. I think it's posted 50mph most of the way. But unless you are driving it early in the morning or after sunset, I'm sure it can be dreadfully slow if you get caught behind sight-seeing tourists. (Also if there's a line to wait in just to enter the park!)desertdryad wrote:I imagine it is better (quicker)
https://www.groupon.com/deals/planes-of ... 283_ap*1t1azbackpackr wrote:If you have not been to the Planes of Fame air museum in Valle, just south of Grand Canyon, you may want to check it out. It's a lot more extensive than I expected, with many finely restored planes inside the big hangar, and more outside. There are all sorts of military history displays, etc. etc. Costs $6.95 to get in, or less for AAA & children. Free for active military. http://planesoffame.org/index.php?page= ... z-location
It appears that they will have a P-51 Mustang flight on August 22nd in Valle, but I suspect it will likely be at Pulliam in Flagstaff, as that is the weekend for the 'Thunder over Flagstaff' Fly-in with war bird, vintage and homebuilt planes invited. I even heard that for a fee you can take a ride in an Otter or a P-51!desertdryad wrote:Thanks for this! I'm going up to the Grand Canyon soon, and my other half would LOVE to see this place... even though we are going to the North rim, and it's 'just a little' out of the way. I imagine it is better (quicker) to get to the North rim from Valle by going back down to Flag, vs. skirting the S. rim?