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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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Ride into Old West

A comfortable train ride into the Old West from Clarkdale into the Red Rock area to Perkinsville and return. We saw where the Beavers were trying to cut down some trees. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Alton, Illinois
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Alton, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A comfortable train ride into the Old West from Clarkdale into the Red Rock area to Perkinsville and return. We saw where the Beavers were trying to cut down some trees. The desert floor had many flowers in bloom. We even saw some wild burros on a ridge not paying any attention to the train going past. An enjoyable 4... More 

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Baltimore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We were told to arrive at noon for the 1:00 train. I guess that is so we could spend time in the gift shop as picking up our tickets took 1 minute. Boarding began at 12:45 and it is a cattle call - no attempt at an orderly process - just crowd around the steps and push your way on.... More 

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western ny
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A 4 hour train trip thru the awesome Verde Canyon on a old mine RR right of way, The first class car was clean and comfortable. , group seating is available. open air car allows for great sights of the canyon and wild life. snacks are available and complimentary champagne. wine may be purchased. eagles and javelins were seen. there... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had three generations for our recent experience. It's enjoyable and we really loved the opportunity to ride outside on the flatbed cars. Overall, the trip is probably a little long but enjoyable nonetheless. Disappointed that staff seemed to focus on selecting a seat, then didn't enforce this, but not a serious inconvenience.

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Cincinnati
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a four hour trip. the scenery was unbelievable. We were met with champagne and the snacks that were served were very tasty. The host and hostess were very nice. They were knowledgeable about the history of the area we were traveling thru. We enjoyed the trip and suggest that if you have time for this trip it is... More 

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Madison, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is an absolute must do if you are in the area! an easy, beautiful journey in amazing scenery where you can see geological history, mining history, and ancient cave-dweller history. How fun it is to be able to stand outside on an open-air viewing platform railcar. But if you need a break from that, the first class car (I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This trip would be perfect if it lasted two hours, not four. There is no question about the beauty of the scenery, but the train travels so slowly / and if you are unfortunate enough to sit on the "left" side / you're staring at a cliffside for most of the journey, both out and back.

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Kingsland, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A couple we'd shared a Hot Air Balloon Ride with in Phoenix recommended Verde Canyon RR the previous day........we had to try it and were not disappointed. Although normally conservative in our spending habits, we decided to book first-class for this adventure based on the folks who'd recommended it. From start to finish, the VCRR did not disappoint. The staff... More 

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Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was so fun. Relaxing. Scenic. Great cocktails. Snacks were mediocre. Great visit with family. Serenade of every song written about a train.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The train is well worth the time and money invested. The service not pushy but always available. The view amazing and greatly enjoyed from the open air car.

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