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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: 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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Great way to see the Verde Canyon

This ambling four hour round trip is a relaxing trip back in time. Cars range from old Pullmans in coach to 1950's era aluminum railcars. We selected the 'Tequila Tasting' theme... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This ambling four hour round trip is a relaxing trip back in time. Cars range from old Pullmans in coach to 1950's era aluminum railcars. We selected the 'Tequila Tasting' theme for our "VIP" tix. Drinking tequila from plastic cups does not improve its taste, but the quesadillas and other nibbles were pretty good. Good quality speakers present a running... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We recently took the Verde Canyon Railroad Grape Train Escape on a fabulous trip up the Verde Canyon. Well, the train trip itself was fabulous, our “Grape Train” upgrade not so much. We upgraded our first class tickets to include the “Grape Train Escape” which was an additional $40 per person. In my opinion our $40 per person bought four... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went on the train ride on July 12, 2015. I opted to buy the first class tickets and was so glad I did! There were only 25 of us in the car. Plenty of comfortable seating for all. There are couches as well as tables. We were fed a great meal consisting of chicken wings, veggies, salad, sandwiches, a... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our train trip into lovely scenery and Arizona history was a great outing. Online ticket ordering was simple (qualified members check for the AAA discount) with tickets waiting at Will Call. Although our party of four did not have assigned seating except for the first class ticket purchase, the staff moved us to a car where we could be sure... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great scenic train trip—my husband's favorite activity whenever (if ever) we manage to get away. First class booked up quickly and we missed out. Coach was fine; met a lovely couple in the next seat. The attendant was very informative. Too bad they don't have an effective sound system in the outdoor viewing car—attendant/guide had to yell; you can't hear... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have been on the Verde Canyon Railroad 3 times and love it. We live in Prescott, AZ so when friends or relatives visit us we take them for a ride on this railroad. The people running the railroad and the dinning room are very nice meeting our needs. The seats are very comfortable and the view area outside is... More 

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Irricana, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We did the Verde Canyon Railway tour having been given tickets for first class for a timeshare presentation that's another story). We had planned on booking anyway and doing the first class. We were on the last car before the caboose. The service was quite nice and the included appetizers were very good and we did not run out of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We purchased coach class, and the seating was fine. Get onto the train early to reserve your seats. Some of the window seats your view is somewhat better then others ( more of the window) One side you have views of the river and the other side you have views of the mountains. You also can spend your time out... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was a nice day trip out of the valley for my husband and myself. The train ride is very relaxing. The scenery is gorgeous. I think the best time to go would be in the fall to see the leaves change color or winter to see the eagles. We took a picnic lunch and enjoyed it before the ride... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

great getaway for an afternoon ride thru the Verde.. Go first class and even get horsdourves and a champagne. Well versed attendants to answer all of your questions.

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Additional Information about Verde Canyon Railroad

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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