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Oak Creek Vista Overlook

Sedona, AZ
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Ranked #21 of 59 attractions in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Specialty Shops, Scenic Drives
Activities: Shopping
Description: This overlook combines a scenic view with shopping opportunities for Native American arts and crafts.
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Brigham City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately this was about the only area along Hwy 89A through Oak Creen Canyon that was open to stop at (due to potential flooding as a result of a fire earlier this spring). Easy on/off access and lots of parking, it was a great place to get out and see the canyon and stretch our legs. There were a few... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
135 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We used this a stop off point on our way to the Grand Canyon and were not disappointed by the great views in all directions

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Miami Beach, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

From this vista overlook, you can see the canyon for many miles, mostly to the south. The dropoff from the overlook is straight down, so it is foreshadowing of what awaits you in the Grand Canyon National Park. There is an interesting assortment of native Americans selling jewelry and other tourist-oriented items. It's also a nice break from the sometimes... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This overlook is well worth the stop if you are driving down from Flagstaff...be warned, it gets very crowded during tourist season...the "Indian Market" is really not that much UNLESS you are a "newby" to Native American crafts...then it could be interesting.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
14 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

And what an overlook it is! Perched high above this is a mandatory stop & not just for a possible restroom break.

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Sedona, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After a 20 min drive up the canyon At the very top, Take a few minutes to turn right into the ample, FREE Parking lot at the over view- Room to roam & enjoy the bag lunch that you brought- As you look back you won't believe where you came from ;)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were lucky to have the chance to visit this overlook on the way to Flagstaff driving north from Sedona. As of May 27, 2014 if you want to drive from Sedona to visit this overlook you will have to go around by way of 17N and back south on 89A. This is going to be a 2 month closure.... More

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Grafton, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The drive through Oak Creek Canyon provides excellent scenery at every turn. The best time was on our return to Sedona at sunset. The red rocks were lit up! We enjoyed the native American, Navjo, crafts for sale at the vista.

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When on a trip to Sedona, take the extra 30 minutes and head north toward Flagstaff. Just 8-10 minutes out of Sedona is Oak Creek Canyon. Amazing. They have a small path and railing into the canyon. They are currently (April 2014) working on the walking paths. You will see beauty as far as you can see. There is many... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is the best place to buy Native American art, including jewelry and pottery, directly from the artist. There are more than a dozen artists set up outdoors, festival style. The prices are affordable without the middleman, and you'll meet some very nice people who can tell you about each piece.

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