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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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Hours:
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 were in a coach car with about 30 people. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The indoor car had comfortable seats but it was very hot. Either the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Dolores K
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Tucson, Arizona
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Glendale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Was a little disappointed with this adventure. We booked coach seats and wish we had spent for the first class upgrade. Coach was packed in and uncomfortable...viewing car was also crowded. Couldn't understand the guide over the intercom very well either. My Recommendations: Go first class or nothing...this beautiful four hour ride should be enjoyed not tolerated. Eat before you... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were in a coach car with about 30 people. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The indoor car had comfortable seats but it was very hot. Either the air conditioning didn't work or it was just a cooler, but the car didn't really cool down much. We spent a lot of time int the outdoor car because... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took my lady on this for her 50th birthday. Our host was very nice and informative. The ride was awesome, the views outstanding! Little pricey, but it is a full day, so not really too bad.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love this train ride. It's well worth it to go first class; a first class ticket includes comfortable chairs and sofas, complementary champagne and food, and a cash bar. The train cars are not air conditioned, but are "climate controlled", and were comfortable on a day when the temperature outside was over 100. There are open air viewing cars. The... More 

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Berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to be in a party of 6 in the private caboose and I have to say it was a glorious experience. The carriage is very comfortable with victorian style fittings, 2 observation seats, private lavatory, 2 bottles of champagne, nibbles and our own hostess, the lovely Kenna The trip is a slow wind along some great... More 

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Jenkintown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The train ride itself was fun and relaxing. We opted for coach and were perfectly satisfied.We alternated between the outdoor car and our indoor seats.Both had advantages. The up close and personal immediacy with the normally inaccessible scenery that the outdoor car provided was exciting and refreshing.When the sun became too intense, we retreated to our air conditioned indoor car... More 

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Bucks County PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

4 hour train ride into areas not accessible by car. Pristine and beautiful! Recommend doing this after your hectic days of driving and sight seeing. Its nice just to slow down, Kick back and enjoy the comforts in the first class coach and have someone else do the driving! Recommend spending the extra money and go first class. These Coaches... More 

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West Monroe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Arrived at the Depot. Nice store inside, with Museum down the tracks. We ordered the First Class Car. Food, drinks free, alcohol for purchase. The car was the Sedona car. Nicely appointed. If you get on the car get on the right side of the car. This area is in the shade. Partys of more than two get to sit... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our trip on the railroad. My husband and I had a private table in first class and we had a lot of space for moving around. The scenery was spectacular and the ride was interesting. The appetizers were good, especially the chicken wings. Here is why I did not rate this a 5--it is advertised as "climate controlled."... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Four hour train trip, not far from Sedona. Go first class and come hungry: unlimited appetizers! Well stocked bar, including blended drinks and smoothies. Sit on the right side going and on the left side coming back. You might see a bald eagle (I did!), native ruins, rock formations and rivers, and lots of interesting plant combinations. Railroad/train background music... More 

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Additional Information about Verde Canyon Railroad

Address: Address: 300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Phone Number: +1 800-293-7245
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Clarkdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 75 - 75

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