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Oak Creek Vista Overlook

Sedona, AZ
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Ranked #21 of 57 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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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One place you need to see and tour is the Oak Creek Vista Overlook. In fact, if it is fishing season you also need to catch and release one of those beauties. The road way is a bit narrow so really try keeping your eye on the road and the other on the scenery.

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Rhode Island
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132 reviews 132 reviews
99 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a perfect spot to stretch your legs and look at the winding road you have just come up or are about to go down. Easy access and plenty of parking for this overlook with great vistas. There are vendors selling hand made crafts along the walkway which is an added bonus if you are looking for some reasonably... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful, beautiful overlook! Ample parking, and clean outhouses. A ranger is on the premises at the gift shop. Well-worth the stop.

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Brigham City, Utah
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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263 reviews 263 reviews
241 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
217 helpful votes 217 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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79 helpful votes 79 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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