The Sedona Verde Valley region offers many activities and attractions including State Parks, ancient Native American dwellings, and outdoor recreation. Adventure is around every corner! Hop on a luxurious train ride around the canyon, watch Tigers swim at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park, explore the ancient Tuzigoot National Monument, or pamper yourself with a spa day—the choice is yours!
Those with a creative side should plan to visit Jerome, an old copper mining town that now boasts an incredible artisan community and a terrific selection of galleries. Take a spooky ghost tour of the old mining town or venture over to Cottonwood to try out the region’s finest breweries and wineries.
If you’re interested in learning a bit more about the history of the land, you won’t want to miss Montezuma’s Castle National Monument, where Sinagua Indians thrived some 800 years ago and made their homes high in the cliff walls. Much of the 5-story, 20-room adobe structure remains intact today, rising 100 feet from ground level.
Visitors may also experience the amenities of a modern tribe, the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The tribe’s biggest attraction is Cliff Castle Casino, where visitors try their luck on slot machines, blackjack, or poker. If gambling isn’t your thing, Cliff Castle offers bowling, live music, three restaurants, arcade and Kids Quest with more than 5,000 sq feet of supervised games for kids. Within the complex is the Stargazer Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater, where the Annual Winter Star Powwow and other Native American activities are held.