If you are looking for an authentic experience of the Old West look no further than Clarkdale. The area is surrounded by astounding natural and historic sights that will transport you back to a simpler time. Clarkdale has so much to offer visitors looking to explore the beauty and history of the region.

Verde Canyon Railroad

Located in the red rock country near Sedona, Verde Canyon Railroad’s rare ribbon of rails runs through a dramatic high desert landscape adjacent to a precious riparian ecosystem. Since 1912 this heritage railroad, sandwiched between two protected national forests, has existed in harmony in the wilderness through which it passes and the canyon’s native inhabitants. […]

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10-12 Lounge

Big city class with a small town atmosphere, that’s what you feel when you walk into the 10-12 Lounge. Located at 910 Main St. in Historic Downtown Clarkdale, enjoy live music every Saturday night and Sunday afternoon featuring terrific local talent. Our beautiful, spacious patio out back with shade in the summer and heaters in […]

104 Fun and Fascinating Facts About Arizona

This list was compiled and researched by the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Centennial Commission staff with the assistance of Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian. The article was originally published on the website of the Arizona Office of Tourism. Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits—more mountains than any one of the […]

4 Rainy Day Activities To Do With the Kids in Sedona Verde Valley

With close to 300 days of sunshine per year, you are very likely to spend your trip to Sedona Verde Valley soaking in the sunshine and enjoying the outdoors. But we do get some rain sometimes and that doesn’t mean you won’t have fun as a family! Here are four perfect activities for rainy days […]

Arizona Copper Art Museum

The Arizona Copper Art Museum is a place that makes perfect sense! It tells the “Story of Copper” which has never been told before, why Arizona is the “Copper State” and answers what happened to Arizona’s copper. We reveal “Arizona’s Story” in a brand new way – creating an amazing Arizona Memory!

Art is everywhere this Spring in Sedona Verde Valley!

Sedona Verde Valley truly has something to offer to everyone. Even though Spring is a perfect time to get outside, there is also a lot to do and see for all the art-lovers out there. We highlighted 3 great events that are happening soon in Sedona Verde Valley, be sure to mark your calendar!   […]

Best activities to experience Sedona Verde Valley’s wildlife and nature this Spring

In Sedona Verde Valley, Spring is the most enjoyable season for outdoor activities with cool and pleasant temperatures. It is also a great time to observe and experience the wide variety of wildlife and nature that the area has to offer. It’s truly a magical scenery when the desert terrain bursts into a canvas of […]

Camping with the Kids: Tips for First-Time Campers

Spring is just around the corner and camping is the perfect way to welcome the new season in Sedona Verde Valley. Spending the night under a tent with the kids is a great way to spend some quality time as a family, and make memories for a lifetime while enjoying the outdoors. Sedona Verde Valley, […]

Celebrate Easter in Sedona Verde Valley

With Easter in a little over two weeks, it’s time to start making plans! Sedona Verde Valley is a great place to celebrate for those who want to enjoy a great meal with the family, spend some time outside together or go on an egg hunt with the kids, Embark on a fun Easter adventure […]

Celebrate Wintertime in Sedona Verde Valley

Wintertime is a great time to visit Sedona Verde Valley! While we may get the occasional snow in the mountains, temperatures here hover around a balmy 60 degrees through the winter, so you can spend the coldest months outside with us! Looking for a reason to visit Sedona Verde Valley in the wintertime?  Here’s some […]

Charlotte’s Gourmet Fudge

Unique bite for wine created with Fudge base and mixed with Deli ingredients like Salmon and Mustard, Bacon chocolate pine nut, Salami and Ginger, Parmigiano pistachio, Blue cheese and pecan.

Charlottes’s The Breakfast Place Cafe & Fudge

Breakfast place cafe and Fudge, Charlotte´s is a nostalgia little place full of flavor. Family operated

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Chateau Tumbleweed

Chateau Tumbleweed is a collaboration of four friends – two husband-and-wife teams – who, after working more than 30 combined years for other Arizona wineries, recently left their “day jobs” to focus on their own project. We have a great friendship, a penchant for absurdity and complementary skills in vineyard management, winemaking, sales and administration. […]

Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum

We provide a friendly, quiet atmosphere in which visitors can pursue many subjects, primarily Clarkdale and its establishment in 1912 by William A. Clark. Our large collection of original ledgers reflect Clarkdale’s social, recreational, and every day life as the first “company town” in Arizona.

Enjoy the Verde River this Spring

Now that Spring has definitely set in with temperatures in the high 70s, it is a great time to enjoy one of Sedona Verde Valley’s jewels, the Verde River. The Verde River is one of Arizona’s only two Wild and Scenic Rivers, yet it remains relatively undiscovered as a recreational resource. It’s an excellent place […]

February Events in Sedona Verde Valley

February 2: 1st Friday in the Galleries Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy a lively evening of openings, special guests and artist’s receptions during 1st Friday in the Galleries on February 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. All guests are welcome to attend free of charge. For more information on the SGA and a […]

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Four Eight Wineworks

The Four Eight Wineworks Tasting Room is located in Arizona’s first planned community, Historic Clarkdale Arizona and is situated on Main Street where “The Bank of Arizona” originally stood. This magical little town has a wealth of history, and we value that historical charm. When arriving at our tasting room guests step back in time […]

Four unique ways to discover Sedona Verde Valley wines and wineries

Whether you’re visiting Sedona Verde Valley as a couple or with some friends, we highly recommend that you add a visit to the local wineries to your itinerary. You’ll discover a destination rich in history, beauty, and learn about the production of exquisite Arizona wines. Thanks to growing publicity from locals, tourists, and wine aficionados […]

Free Admission to Arizona State Parks During Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend

Celebrate Arizona’s Gold Medal Win for Best Managed State Park System in the Nation Governor Doug Ducey today announced that all Arizona State Parks & Trails will offer free admission during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, in celebration of the Arizona State Parks & Trails’ recognition as the best-managed state park system in the […]

Gratitude in Sedona Verde Valley

It’s that time of year, Thanksgiving. While this year may be very different for all of us in terms of work, school, and home life, we have plenty to be thankful for and we’d like to share why that includes Sedona Verde Valley. Sedona Verde Valley is located in the heart of Arizona. It’s centrally […]

Leave No Trace

Visiting Sedona Verde Valley is an exciting and often bucket list experience. There’s nothing like capturing that view you’ve been dreaming of and sharing the memories of the epic experience with friends and family online or in person. The only thing that can take away from that moment: when there’s garbage, feces, graffiti, or other […]

Love the Wine You’re With

Friends of the Southwest Wine Center proudly present “Love the Wine You’re With” fundraiser. Come join us on the Yavapai College Clarkdale Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale Arizona. Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful Verde Valley where you can sample wines created by the […]

Menus to please the kids (and the parents!) in Sedona Verde Valley

Finding a kid-friendly restaurant when you’re traveling can be a pain, but Sedona Verde Valley has tons of options for going out with your little ones!  We reached out to restaurants across the region to ask what kids- and parents- love about their place. If you’re coming to Sedona Verde Valley with kids, here’s some places […]

Museum Shopping

The Verde Valley is home to a treasure trove of cultural heritage sites and museums. Many of these have Museum Gift Shops – gifts that you may not find anywhere else. You dont need to pay admission just to shop and you can provide much needed support to these non-profit organizations in the process. The [...]

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Pursuing Passion on the Verde Valley Wine Trail

Ever wonder what passion tastes like? It’s easy enough to find out. Just travel the Verde Valley Wine Trail and discover a world of vineyards, wineries, tasting rooms, shops and restaurants that are all part of the hearty wine culture taking root in the area. It begins with the boutique wineries huddled on rocky shoulders […]

Sedona Wellness Institute

Sedona Wellness is a natural medicine Wellness clinic & day spa featuring quality products & services performed with care, love and extra ammenities. The original home of the ASIS massage school, we now offering Yoga Teacher Training & Massage Therapy & Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification

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Su Casa Mexican Restaurante & Cantina

Located in the heart of historic Clarkdale Arizona, Su Casa offers a relaxed small-town dining experience. Fresh, traditional Mexican cuisine is to be enjoyed in all of its many settings. From its intimate back booths, to its family oriented main room, to the breezy sun-dappled patio, Su Casa brings out the flavors and colors of […]

The Lower TAPCO River Access Point

The Lower TAPCO River Access Point

The Lower TAPCO River Access Point, located 2 miles north of the Town of Clarkdale at 3400 Sycamore Canyon Road offers a boat launch, picnic areas, fishing, swimming, bird watching and plentiful photo opportunities. This pristine area is open every day during daylight hours except major holidays.

The Sustainability Alliance in Sedona Verde Valley

In today’s blog post, we highlight an organization that is working hard to make Sedona Verde Valley more sustainable. The Sustainability Alliance brings together non-profits in north/central Arizona that work towards a more sustainable community whether it’s through land use, transportation, energy, food, waste, water or energy/climate. Five non-profits coming together The Sustainability Alliance was […]

Treat Mom to an Unforgettable Mother’s Day in Sedona Verde Valley

Mother’s Day coming up, so you just have a few weeks to plan the perfect celebration for mom in Sedona Verde Valley. Sure, brunch and flowers are always much appreciated but why not taking this opportunity to plan something truly unforgettable for your mom here in Sedona Verde Valley. Whether your mom is always looking […]

Tuzigoot National Monument

Tuzigoot is a small national monument, one of several sites south of Flagstaff where the remains of dwellings of the 12th century Sinagua Indians are preserved. Unlike the single cliff house of Montezuma Castle 20 miles southeast, Tuzigoot comprises a cluster of buildings, on top of a small sandstone ridge close to the Verde River Valley.

The Lower TAPCO River Access Point

Tuzigoot River Access Point

Part of the Verde River Greenway, Tuzigoot River Access Point at 15 E. Tuzigoot Road, the RAP provides a landing area for kayaks and canoes, a ADA pathway and a shaded scenic overlook of the Verde River. Stocked with trout from November through March, the area is open during daylight hours.

Verde Canyon

Verde Canyon Read more about Verde Canyon:  Ancient Echos of the Verde Canyon Life in the Food Chain at Verde Canyon The Verde River The Verde Canyon is a living, natural jewel at the edge of the Mogollon Rim in north-central Arizona. Enjoy breathtaking views of an unspoiled, riparian wilderness, displaying wildlife, waterfowl, unique rock […]

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Verde Canyon Echoes

Can You Hear the Ancient Echoes of the Verde Canyon? “The country between the Verde Valley, north to Oak Creek and Flagstaff, is wild and mountainous...from its highest point travelers can see stretching far to the west an area seldom designated on maps, but known for the color of its cliffs, and the history of [...]

Welcome Spring with the 17th Annual Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival

As Spring approaches, one of the best events in Sedona Verde Valley is also around the corner. The 17th annual Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, which includes the Verde Valley’s largest wine tasting, Verde River Runoff Canoe and Kayak Race and the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair is happening next weekend (March 18th-19th). This event […]

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What to do in Clarkdale, AZ

Clarkdale may be a small destination, but it’s packed full of fun to explore and discover. Here are a few highlights we recommend: Verde Canyon Railroad: The casual grace of train travel never goes out of style. From the moment you step aboard the renovated vintage train, you are whisked back to a time of […]