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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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We took this excursion train from Clarkdale. The total experience was about 4 hours roundtrip. My husband and I purchased First Class tickets which then provided us with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Monmouth, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took this excursion train from Clarkdale. The total experience was about 4 hours roundtrip. My husband and I purchased First Class tickets which then provided us with a champaign toast as the train left the station and complimentary appetizers (vegetable tray, sub sandwiches, wings, brownies, etc). There was a cash bar available. The first class car is arranged with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We spent a week in Sedona and wanted to see some of the back country without having to drive around ourselves. The drive over to the train only took about 30 minutes on a good divided highway most of the way. We had purchased first class tickets through the resort concierge and are glad we did. It had good, comfortable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a gentle scenic run through a beautiful canyon. Gloriously out of cell service. Great staff and worth the time and effort. It's not cheap but it is nice.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We spent two vacations in Sedona and wanted to try a train ride, so we tried the Verde Canyon trip. We liked it and are glad we did it. It's fun for young kids. Friendly staff. Three caveats: 1. When you book, they will tell you to be at the station at 1200 noon (the train departs at 1pm). Forget... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was our first trip on the Verde Canyon Railroad! We didn't know what to expect so we made reservations the day before. We arrived at the train station about 1 hour before the departure time. Got out tickets in the nice gift shop. No waiting. Snack bar had reasonable prices with beer & wine available. Nice seating area with... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a very interesting 4 hour train ride from Clarkdale, Arizona to Pleasantville, Arizona. A lot of rock formations and rich history of the Verde Canyon. The staff were friendly and the train ride was relaxing. The only drawback is not to do this when it is extremely hot out but other than that it was worth the money... More 

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went on the summer tour and really enjoyed the ride. We booked the first class car. The extra money was well spent. Bring your camera for some great scenic pictures. Take advantage of the open car views and tour guide. During the summer the cars are air conditioned but the A.C units will only lower the temperature about 15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I enjoy riding on trains. This one is perfect. Longer ride than we are used to. About 2 hours down the canyon and 2 hours back. Plenty of beautiful scenery. Good narrative of the Verde River Valley. They limit passengers so there is no overcrowding every passenger has access to an indoor or outdoor car. Refreshments on... More 

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Fort Mohave
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This trip was a surprise from a friend. I went to visit her in Cottonwood and she had bought train tickets for the next day. It was delightful. The train cars were comfy and the guide was great. Told us when important points of interest were coming so we could go to the open train car and take pictures.

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you are visiting the Sedona, AZ area, this is a must do on your list of activities. What an incredible ride - peacefully traversing the Verde Canyon while the narration provides enough information but is not intrusive as you take in the spectacle that is called the Verde Canyon.

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