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Verde Canyon Railroad

Address: 300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Phone Number: 800-293-7245
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Rail tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Viewing foliage, Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Verde Canyon Railroad is Arizona’s longest-running nature show. The four-hour scenic ride includes...
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Type: Rail tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Viewing foliage, Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Verde Canyon Railroad is Arizona’s longest-running nature show. The four-hour scenic ride includes views of Sinagua Indian ruins, waterfowl, wildlife and a 680-foot man-made tunnel. The train follows the upper Verde River and is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona’s high country. In the spring and summer see Great Blue Heron and black hawks; fall and winter bring brightly-colored foliage and the arrival of migratory bald and golden eagles.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

First class all the way! What a treat! Deborah was our hostess/bartender, and she was so delightful and fun! Beautiful afternoon for a beautiful ride- there is fun music that fits very well and information that is given about the area and the different rock formations. Try the prickly pear margarita- or the bloody mary. Oh and first class they... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews 123 reviews
66 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Go in the first class section $ 80 per person. You get champagne, and plenty of food and unforgettable scenery. The train was full! A well run professional operation. The sound system was perfect. They play all "train" theme songs for the entire trip where appropriate. Except I kept waiting for "Folsom Prison" by Johnny Cash and I did not... More 

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York, Nebraska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

even if you don't like trains, please go on this one. my wife, our son and his wife and our grandson went on this adventure. and it is one we won't soon forget. what a fantastic ride through some of the most beautiful country on the planet, and i'm not making that up. just to see all of the different... More 

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Meaford, Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The 4-hour journey through the Verde River valley was a most enjoyable and relaxing way to spend the afternoon. The views from the train are varied and awe-inspiring!

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Kingston, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had an excellent experience with the Verde Canyon Railway. We booked the First Class Car and we were happy with our choice. The seating and atmosphere of the car is very comfortable. Complimentary food is served on the entire outbound trip - salad, cheese plate, crackers, sandwiches, chicken wings and desert. Bottled water is also available. The observation car... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had the opportunity to experience the Verde Canyon Railroad on Valentines Day for their Chocolate Lover's experience. It was easy to find the depot in Clarksdale and was even easier to check in and get ready for the train ride. They have a great selection of gifts, books, food and and other memorabilia in their well appointed depot. You... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Even as a railroad enthusiast, I was not as familiar with the Verde Canyon Railroad, but found the trip to be even more scenic than I expected, and we saw some eagles right next to the tracks and in flight. The train is usually pretty full, but the staff is very efficient and friendly. Each car has a host that... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We came to Sedona for an extended long weekend and saw the brochure and decided to treat ourselves to the train ride. The only first class seat available were the valentines chocolate special. We loved everything about it and would highly recommend it. Our kids loved it as well (age 10&13).

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Twin Bridges
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took our second chocolate lovers train ride Feb. 13, 2015. Our first was four years ago. This trip excelled. The Verde Canyon Railroad has made improvements to the .grounds and the journey. The food and chocolate presentation were excellent! The journey was a leisurely trip through awesome scenery. We especially loved the in car narration of the trip. The... More 

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American Fork, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We bought 2 first class tickets for $196. It was a great ride through beautiful country. We started the tour with a champagne toast (included). Our car steward Kenna was friendly and personable. She gave us lots of information. She said her bar tending ESP was working I would say she was right. To our surprise the was a snack... More 

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