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“A must stop when visiting the Verde Valley!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Verde Valley Archaeology Center

Verde Valley Archaeology Center
385 South Manin Street, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-0066
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Camp Verde
Type: Educational Sites
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Owner description: The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is an archaeological educational and research facility located in Camp Verde, Arizona. We have a modest exhibit and display area. Our knowledgeable volunteers can provide information on the prehistoric cultures of the area as well as the Native American history of the Verde Valley. On Thursdays and Fridays, the Coconino National Forest Artifact Identification Project Team meets. Members of the team can show you what we are doing and provide some background on the artifacts you will see. The Museum and Gift Shop is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed Tuesdays and Major Holidays).
Cottonwood, Arizona
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“A must stop when visiting the Verde Valley!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

A great place to stop and learn about the Verde Valley area American Indians, cultural and history. Well worth the visit.

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Lake Montezuma, Arizona
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“Small but packed with information”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We visited this new archaeology center and were impressed with the amount of information they had assembled in a small space. The info boards are informative and clear and the displays are neatly done. The information was concise so we were not overwhelmed with an encyclopedia of facts that overlapped. The adjoining gift shop also had a nice selection of books and souvenirs, all moderately priced. The staff was also helpful and friendly. If you visit, be sure to sign the guest register which will help them when they write for grants.

Visited January 2013
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Camp Verde, Arizona
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“Wonderful Archaeology Center!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

From the friendly people who are there to the awesome displays, the area for pictures=WONDERFUL. What a gift to the Verde Valley.

Visited November 2012
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Sedona, AZ
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“Things are Happening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We just went to the opening of their new and enlarge facility and I can see great potential. They're on a roll. The museum itself has on display the Goddard Collection which is full items found right around Montezuma's Well and many other displays including one about the Yavapai - Apache Tribe "in their own words" and more under construction.

Also of interest is their development of the Sinagua Circle self guided road tour. Sites included are Montezuma's Well, Montezuma's Castle (fee), V Bar B Petroglyphs, Tuzigoot Pueblo, and some other little know sites like Sacred Mountain Pueblo, Red Tank Draw Petroglyphs and Bell Rock Trail all in the Wet Beaver Creek. Not many locals even know about these sites. This tour could keep one busy for days!

While you're at the museum don't miss Historic Camp Verde just behind the Center. It is quite interesting!

Visited November 2012
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Camp Verde
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“LOCAL HISTORY DONE RIGHT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Very knowledgeable and friendly staff, lots of fun artifacts to look at. If you have the opportunity to attend a talk on the history and uses of feathers in native life, do it.. you will be amazed.

Visited March 2012
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