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Verde Canyon Railroad

Address: 300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Phone Number: 800-293-7245
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Clarkdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Verde Canyon Railroad is Arizona’s longest-running nature show. The four-hour scenic ride includes...
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We went first class and the seating was very comfortable . A buffet with vegetables, cheese, crackers, mini-subs, chicken wings and brownies was available on the first half of the trip. The buffet was not restocked - there were some big eaters and perhaps replenishing the food might have been good. The guide in the open air car was fantastic.... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Sedona area this railway is another great way to see red rocks and the Verde River up close. We were able to book first class tickets through our hotel, Adobe Village, for the price of coach tickets. In first class we were given champagne, wings, salad cheese and sandwiches included. The seats were livingroom type... More 

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This was a 4 hour train ride, beautiful scenery and a nice ride. We were told we would board at 12:45, got to the train at 12:30 and not many seats left (coach). I would suggest getting there early so that you can get your choice of seats. Our seats did not have much of a window view. Be sure... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Such an awesome memory of a fantastic place !! We purchased first class tickets on the Verde Canyon Train that included lunch, Champaigne and a very realxed atmosphere with our own small booth with permanent window views. The Train looked great and there were plenty of photo opportunities to take advantage of. The view and commentry all the way through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We bought first class tickets which includes a buffet lunch, glass of champagne and couch seating. Also, the two first class cars hold only about 40 people. So, when you go out to the viewing car, you have lots of space, and never feel crowded. The scenery in exceptional. My husband smiled all day long as he photographed the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We bought first class tickets and were not disappointed. Comfortable seating, great service and the food was very good. There was a nice outdoor flat car so we could see above as well as around. The trip was narrated through the speakers for both indoors and outdoors that explained the history, scenery, etc. They also played great music in between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My wife and I were really impressed with the train through Verde Canyon. The views of Red rock area of northern Arizona are stunning. The service from the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Spend the extra and grab one of the first class cars. Your trip includes comfortable seating, champagne on arrival, a full bar, snacks and a personal narrator (Don was amazing) to point out the must click photo opportunities. Venture out to the open air cars for the best views. Make sure to dress in layers if you go in winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

reathtaking scenery in a most comfortable way to go. Access to outside cars that let me take photographs was wonderful. The photo opportunities were non stop. Each car has a guide and ours was bright and funny and just full of great information. She gave us plenty of warning of what site was going to be in view. Just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What a wonderful afternoon, snow everywhere, eagles in flight and nesting, good food in first class (snack for some meal for others, chips salad wings cheese platter veggies and brownie bites), comfortable seating (if party of two comfortable upholstered chairs parties of four were in couch areas)and our car host was great full of info and good cheer. You can... More 

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