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Verde Canyon Railroad

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Address: 300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Phone Number: +1 800-293-7245
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Viewing foliage, Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife
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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A Romantic, Beautiful and Unique Adventure......

We took a first class trip on this railroad as part of our trip to Sedona, AZ. It was a wonderful ride on this train composed of refurbished stream liner train cars designed with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We took a first class trip on this railroad as part of our trip to Sedona, AZ. It was a wonderful ride on this train composed of refurbished stream liner train cars designed with plush bistro and couch style seats and tables. We enjoyed the friendly service, free champagne, buffet and of course--the views. For non-drinkers they serve tea,coffee and... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We traveled the First Class car and it was definitely worth it! Four of us relaxed on comfortable couches as we viewed the landscape out the window. In between each car was an open air car where you were able to get unobstructed view of the canyon. The First Class car provided hearty snacks (chicken wings, cheese, crackers, salad, sandwiches,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We bought first class tickets and felt like it was worth the money. The open air viewing cars had more than enough space for everyone in our traveling car to sit or stand. The drinks were very reasonable and very good. For parties of 2 you are put in two chairs at a table but on the side with the... More 

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Charleston
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14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

You can travel by coach, first class or rent the caboose. We choose first class where you get comfortable seats and a table. They have a small wine glass send off, finger foods, serve drinks for which they charge . The trip winds through the canyon along the Verde River. It takes two hours out and two hours back. They... More 

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Parma, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by this 4-hour train ride. The staff is kind and informative, and the open-air car is a great way to see all of the sights up close. They played fun train-related music throughout the trip. Although we didn't see much wildlife, the rock formations and plant life are wonderful. Lots of great photo ops. Even better... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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165 reviews 165 reviews
12 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Verde Canyon is beautiful and a slow moving train is a good way to see it. The trip takes about 4 hours because the train moves slowly. This is good so people can take photographs. There are open cars where people can sit or stand (good for photos). We bought "coach" tickets which meant beer or lemonade and chips... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Four hour ride into places less traveled. Seeing what is was like in years gone by can cleanse the soul. Well worth seeing what you can't by car. No roads or people to spoil the quiet beauty.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had a great day out here ! I highly recommend it . Beautiful scenery, great drinks and food. This was a wonderful way to explore the area

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nothing to dislike!!! Approx 4 hours to sit and relax (we went First Class with very comfy seats, food and drink - money well spent) but most of the time we were in the open air carriages marvelling at the amazing scenery and being lucky enough to see a bald eagle in flight - lovey trip out for the whole... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a working railroad in the morning, but a tourist RR in the afternoon. If you are planning a visit to the Grand Canyon, this is sufficiently close. It should not be missed. There are no roads in this canyon, just the beauty of nature. The birds and animals that live in the Canyon are not afraid of the... More 

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