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Verde Canyon Railroad

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Address: 300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Phone Number: 800-293-7245
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage
Description: Verde Canyon Railroad is Arizona’s longest-running nature show. The...
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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Meandering Canyon Adventure

We ended up going on this train ride on a cold, rainy day. In spite of having less than optimum weather, it was a pretty interesting and scenic ride. We did splurge for 1st... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Lake Jackson, Texas
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144 reviews 144 reviews
67 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We ended up going on this train ride on a cold, rainy day. In spite of having less than optimum weather, it was a pretty interesting and scenic ride. We did splurge for 1st class which was nice because you got lunch and plenty of drinks available (for purchase). This is not a fast paced adventure. It does meander through... More 

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Perigueux, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We took this train ride after seeing a photo on the Sedona Guide and we are so glad we did. Need to book as only one train a day and ours was full. The views are amazing and the historical detail s were fun too. There are refreshments on board and our car attendant Becky was amazing and so helpful.... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We loved it. We did first class and it came with a light lunch. You could buy beverages on the train which were very reasonably priced. We had a gorgeous day and enjoyed the open air cars. Our guides were very knowledgeable.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My flight arrived in Phoenix the previous evening, so it was a great relaxing way to start my tour of Arizona. The open air cars are great for taking photos of the canyon and wonderful cactus throughout the landscape.

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Canada
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12 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This was lovely way to spend 4 hours. I highly recommend the first class passage as you get incredibly comfortable chairs and delicious food. There are brownies, sandwiches, chicken wings, vegetables, pub snacks and chips. We were out most of the time on the viewing train which was beautiful. Saw a bald eagle and wild horses which was awesome. Please... More 

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SeaTac, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My adult daughter & I took this train excursion this past Feb 2015 on a little weekend getaway from Seattle. We purchased the 1st class tickets (w/AAA 10% discount) and it was worth the extra money for the small buffet lunch that is included. Your seat is inside with more leg room at your own private table (& if you... More 

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Clarkdale, Arizona
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had our Christmas party on the train. It was great! The view was amazing, the staff was so much fun and the ride was informative and relaxing.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A slow train ride through the virgin Az desert and forests alongside the Verde River was a treat. Pluses included open cars for fresh air and photos, snacks and drinks ( in first class only ), and fun train songs on the PA system. On the down side, there could be some sprucing up of the trackside and some other... More 

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Markham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a delightful train ride through the Verse Canyon. It leaves at 1pm from the Clarkdale station and returns around 430. We purchased first class ticket which are only about $20 more and well worth It to get more room, better seats and some munchies. Also, lots of room on the dedicated first class observation cars. The scenery is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a 4 hour train ride, two hours out and two hours back. We road in first class which had a small buffet of food included. There really wasn't a lot of food for the full car. I was glad I ate before. We had one person in charge of just our car and she was very attentive. The... More 

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