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Events
A list of events in the Verde Valley area.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Mingus Mnt. offers cool summer getaway
Looking for a place where you can escape the heat and crowds of the Verde Valley? Then grab your hiking boots or load the car with camping gear and head to the top of Mingus Mountain.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Golf opportunities abound in Sedona and Verde Valley
Golfing in the Verde Valley can be a great experience; you just have to choose the right course for you. Here is a mini guide to the courses in the area.
Friday, May 28, 2010

A slice of history and a good time, too, in Old Town Cottonwood
As other Verde Valley communities, Cottonwood embraces a rich share of history. The region has long been home to Native Americans, especially the Sinagua, Yavapai and Apache. The first Anglo settlers farmed and provided goods for the soldiers at Camp Verde and for the miners in Jerome in the late 1870s.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Verde River Canyon Railroad among best scenic rail shows in country
Originally carved through rocks and canyons to bring home copper ore from the mines in Jerome, the Verde River Canyon Railroad today runs with a delighted new following for the routes’ remote canyon wilderness and fabulous wildlife.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Blazin’ M Ranch Enjoy chuckwagon vittles and western theater
Visitors to the Verde Valley will find good fun and good food at Blazin’ M Ranch, out along the banks of the Verde River, not far from the Verde Railroad. Everyone is invited to stop by for some slow-simmered, mouthwatering barbecue and downright funny western theater. The genuine western hospitality is thrown in for free.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Take a walk on the wild side at Out of Africa
There are wild animal parks and then there is Out of Africa.

What sets the park apart from its counterparts is owners Dean and Prayeri Harrison’s carefully nurtured human/animal relationship. It is a relationship they have built by looking at the work from the animal’s point of view.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Jerome offers a century of history
Jerome and the area around it are full of history. Sitting on the steep slope of Cleopatra Hill on the side of Mingus Mountain, Jerome was a billion dollar mining town producing copper, gold, silver and other valuable ores.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Sedona, Slide Rock & Red Rock State Parks
There are plenty of gift shops and galleries in Uptown Sedona, but the splendor of the area’s towering red rocks has attracted visitors for generations.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Fort Verde: Arizona’s best-kept post from the Indian War period
At first glance it may not look like much. But in truth, Fort Verde is the best preserved military fort from the Indian War years in Arizona.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Dead Horse Ranch, Verde River Greenway
Dead Horse Ranch State Park and the Verde River Greenway are an interlocking union of a whole experience of the Cottonwood-Willow riparian habitat that brings so much life to the Verde Valley. Without the river, the park would not exist in its abundant state.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuzigoot offers ancient Sinaguan culture view of apartment living
Perched on a ridge overlooking the Verde River stands Tuzigoot, the remnants of one of the largest and best-preserved of the many Verde Valley Sinagua pueblo ruins.
Friday, May 28, 2010

Montezuma Well is one of a kind
One of a kind is a phrase you will hear frequently when learning about Montezuma Well.

Though an out-of-the-way unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument, the Well has features and mysteries found nowhere else in the world.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Montezuma Castle a national treasure among cliff dwellings
It is not a castle, at least not in the traditional sense, and Montezuma did not build it.

At nearly 900 years of age, Montezuma Castle is among the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the American Southwest.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Amazing Grapes
In the spring of 1867, William Abraham Bell and a party of surveyors employed by the Kansas-Pacific Railway Company visited the Verde Valley while searching for a practical rail route to the west coast.
Friday, May 28, 2010

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