The surrounding area offers abundant art and cultural attractions, historic neighborhoods, museums and a diverse art community.
Often called “Red Rock Country” and known as a picturesque city surrounded by red-rock monoliths, Sedona is full of history and archaeology. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm with natural endowments. In Sedona one is sure to relax and escape the chaos of life. It is known for it’s connection to the spiritual and metaphysical and is home to some of the finest shopping, outdoor sports, culture and art, along with world-class hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts and a variety of wonderful restaurants.
Learn More about Sedona Verde Valley at www.svvtc.org/
Named for the beautiful Cottonwood trees that grow along the Verde River, Cottonwood grew from a small farming community to the Verde Valley’s population center. In the past, Old Town businesses supported residents and workers of the many mines that operated in nearby communities. Today, a historic hotel, European cafe, art and antique galleries, organic and locally-focused restaurants, clothing shops, wine and olive oil tasting, a bakery, jewelry stores, home furnishing & decor shops, a bike & gear store, line Old Town Cottonwood’s Main Street. Located minutes from Sedona, Jerome and Clarkdale, Old Town Cottonwood is ideally situated near the Verde River offering a variety of recreational activities that include camping, picnicking, horseback riding and fishing.
The closing of the mines in 1953 brought the departure of “King Copper” and the population of Jerome dwindled. Through the efforts of the Jerome Historical Society buildings were saved from vandalism and the elements. It was during the late 60’s that Jerome became a haven for artists. The Douglas Mansion became a State Park in 1965 and Jerome a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Today, Jerome is very much alive with writers, artists, musicians, historic landmarks, restaurants, historians, and families. They form a peaceful, colorful, thriving community built on a rich foundation of history and lore.
Settlers of all kinds, from the Sinagua to the U.S. Calvary came together to form this central Arizona location, known as Camp Verde, it is a place rich in history. Camp Verde is surrounded by mountains and sits at an elevation of 3,147 feet. With it’s mild temperatures and central location Camp Verde is one of Arizona’s premier tourist destinations. In this beautiful setting visitors can enjoy boating, hiking, wine tasting, shopping, biking and much more.
Information regarding other area attractions can be found at:
National Park Foundation
Arizona State Parks
Verde Canyon Railroad
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Cliff Castle Casino | Hotel
Verde Valley Wine Trail