Posts Tagged ‘Clarkdale’

Rhythm on the Rails

The pulsing tempo of steel wheels on an iron track make for the perfect percussion to accompany live music amidst wild Arizona sceneryBack by popular demand, Verde Canyon Railroad proudly presents “Rhythm on the Rails” on select evenings during the 2021 summer season. Several musical groups representing diverse melodic genres will rotate throughout the train, performing private concerts in each of the historic passenger cars after the train rolls out of the Clarkdale depot at 5:30 p.m.. The euphonic adventure through one of the West’s most scenic inner canyons is heightened by plush furnishings, fresh appetizers, and an extensive selection of wine, beer and chic cocktails served at one’s seat … savored to the sophisticated sounds of accomplished musicians. While melodies reverberate inside, the Canyon takes center stage outside the panoramic windows or from the vantage point of an outdoor-viewing car. Throughout the journey, the soaring red rock walls are painted with a sunset radiance that gives way to a sky punctuated with vibrant stars and a romantic moonglow.  2021 event dates: May 29, June 26, July 24, August 21 and Sept. 18.

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Raptors at the Rails

By partnering with Phoenix’s Liberty Wildlife, Verde Canyon Railroad provides visitors with an opportunity to see raptors such as hawks, owls, falcons and eagles at the depot. Once or twice a month, Liberty volunteers will share several rescued educational animals with passengers on the patio, from 11:00am until 12:45pm. All are welcome.

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Raptors at the Rails

Verde Canyon Railroad’s friends from Liberty Wildlife share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors to the depot on select Saturdays throughout the year. Join us on select dates for a visit with a beautiful Arizona Bald Eagle from Liberty Wildlife’s educational program.

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Raptors at the Rails

By partnering with Phoenix’s Liberty Wildlife, Verde Canyon Railroad provides visitors with an opportunity to see raptors such as hawks, owls, falcons and eagles at the depot. Once or twice a month, Liberty volunteers will share several rescued educational animals with passengers on the patio, from 11:00am until 12:45pm. All are welcome.

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Raptors at the Rails

By partnering with Phoenix’s Liberty Wildlife, Verde Canyon Railroad provides visitors with an opportunity to see raptors such as hawks, owls, falcons and eagles at the depot. Once or twice a month, Liberty volunteers will share several rescued educational animals with passengers on the patio, from 11:00am until 12:45pm. All are welcome.

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Verde Canyon Railroad

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on 5/5 with Verde Canyon Railroad’s signature cocktail, the Prickly Pear Margarita! They’re even more “maravillosa” accompanied by blooming cactus in the canyon! We’ll also have delicious Mexican beverage and lunch specialties available at the depot prior to the train’s 1:00pm departure.

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Raptors at the Rails

Verde Canyon Railroad’s friends from Liberty Wildlife share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors to the depot on select Saturdays throughout the year. Join us on select dates for a visit with a beautiful Arizona Bald Eagle from Liberty Wildlife’s educational program.

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Raptors at the Rails

By partnering with Phoenix’s Liberty Wildlife, Verde Canyon Railroad provides visitors with an opportunity to see raptors such as hawks, owls, falcons and eagles at the depot. Once or twice a month, Liberty volunteers will share several rescued educational animals with passengers on the patio, from 11:00am until 12:45pm. All are welcome.

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Raptors at the Rails

Verde Canyon Railroad’s friends from Liberty Wildlife share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors to the depot on select Saturdays throughout the year. Join us on select dates for a visit with a beautiful Arizona Bald Eagle from Liberty Wildlife’s educational program.

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Raptors at the Rails

Verde Canyon Railroad’s friends from Liberty Wildlife share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors to the depot on select Saturdays throughout the year. Join us on select dates for a visit with a beautiful Arizona Bald Eagle from Liberty Wildlife’s educational program.

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Easter Bunny Express

The hoppiest celebration at Verde Canyon Railroad is the Easter Bunny Express. So that everyone will be home to celebrate Easter, the honorable hare will spend his last day off before the big event, Saturday, April 3rd, visiting with everyone at Verde Canyon Railroad. The Easter Bunny loves sharing handfuls of wrapped treats and posing for keepsake family photos before bidding farewell to everyone on the train as it departs at 1 p.m..
The Easter fun keeps going on-board with a winner-take-all jelly bean counting contest.

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Raptors at the Rails

By partnering with Phoenix’s Liberty Wildlife the Verde Canyon Railroad provides visitors with an opportunity to see raptors such as hawks, owls, falcons and eagles at the depot. Once or twice a month, Liberty volunteers will share several rescued educational animals with passengers on the patio, from 11:00am until 12:45pm. All are welcome.

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St Paddy’s Day Celebration at Verde Canyon Railroad

By March 17th the scenic Verde Canyon has begun the “wearing o’ the green” as its rich riparian Cottonwood and willow forests awaken from their short winter slumber. It is said that everyone is a little bit Irish on St Patrick’s Day, and all ought to wear a bit of green to celebrate the holiday. What better way than to surround yourself in the green of our valley aboard Verde Canyon Railroad? After all, “Verde” means green, named for the river and the riparian corridor it creates.
In celebration of St Paddy’s Day a selection of Irish ales will be available for purchase on the patio and in the café. Raise a glass and toast to St. Patrick. He may have driven the snakes out of Ireland, but he’d have his work cut out for him in Arizona!
A Celtic-inspired lunch option with a Southwestern spin will be available for St Patrick’s Day lunch at the train’s Copper Spike Café prior to the train’s 1pm departure. Celebrate springtime, St. Paddy and being surrounded by awe-inspiring nature aboard this scenic high desert train, as Arizona’s Longest-Running Nature Show travels its historic high-desert route.

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Raptors at the Rails

Verde Canyon Railroad’s friends from Liberty Wildlife share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors to the depot on select Saturdays throughout the year. Join us on select dates for a visit with a beautiful Arizona Bald Eagle from Liberty Wildlife’s educational program.

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Raptors at the Rails

By partnering with Phoenix’s Liberty Wildlife the Verde Canyon Railroad provides visitors with an opportunity to see raptors such as hawks, owls, falcons and eagles at the depot. Once or twice a month, Liberty volunteers will share several rescued educational animals with passengers on the patio, from 11:00am until 12:45pm. All are welcome.

Continue Reading

Raptors at the Rails

Verde Canyon Railroad’s friends from Liberty Wildlife share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors to the depot on select Saturdays throughout the year. Join us on select dates for a visit with a beautiful Arizona Bald Eagle from Liberty Wildlife’s educational program.

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Raptors at the Rails

Our friends from Liberty Wildlife share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors to the depot on select Saturdays throughout the year. Join us on select dates for a visit with a beautiful Arizona Bald Eagle from Liberty Wildlife’s educational program.

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Chocolate Lovers’ Special at Verde Canyon Railroad

This delectable affair is one of Verde Canyon Railroad’s most popular annual events. It blends the rich flavors of everything sweet with magnificent vistas of raw, unspoiled nature. The confectionary celebration fills each car with intoxicating scents and tasty chocolate pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies. Share these mouthwatering desserts while enjoying the delicious scenery of the Verde Canyon viewed from the comfort of a train. How often do you get to combine two of life’s greatest pleasures – chocolate and riding a train? Verde Canyon Railroad‘s Chocolate Lovers’ Festival continues to be one of Sedona area’s sweetest seasonal celebrations. A special upgrade to First Class available Feb 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2021.

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Chocolate Lovers’ Special at Verde Canyon Railroad

This delectable affair is one of Verde Canyon Railroad’s most popular annual events. It blends the rich flavors of everything sweet with magnificent vistas of raw, unspoiled nature. The confectionary celebration fills each car with intoxicating scents and tasty chocolate pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies. Share these mouthwatering desserts while enjoying the delicious scenery of the Verde Canyon viewed from the comfort of a train. How often do you get to combine two of life’s greatest pleasures – chocolate and riding a train? Verde Canyon Railroad‘s Chocolate Lovers’ Festival continues to be one of Sedona area’s sweetest seasonal celebrations. A special upgrade to First Class available Feb 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2021.

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Raptors at the Rails

Our friends from Liberty Wildlife share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors to the depot on select Saturdays throughout the year. Join us on select dates for a visit with a beautiful Arizona Bald Eagle from Liberty Wildlife’s educational program.

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Annual Made In Clarkdale Art Show and Sale

The Made In Clarkdale Art Show and Sale began in 1987.  Artists living and working in Clarkdale celebrate once a year at a festive weeklong event in December—the Made In Clarkdale Art Show and Sale. More than 50 visual and performing artists showcase their work in the historic Clark Memorial Clubhouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful old building, with its wooden floors and high ceilings, is located at 19 N. 9th Street in Clarkdale, adjacent to the library. You don’t have to live in Clarkdale to view the astonishing variety of visual art created in the small, friendly community—from large acrylic paintings to jewelry and small ceramics—or to enjoy the dance, music and poetry performances and workshops. On the last Saturday of the event everyone can get an education. In small mini-workshops, artists demonstrate different techniques–from glass making to creating metal sculptures.

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