Clarkdale:Town, Train and Unexpected Treats

Discover charming Clarkdale, home of Verde Canyon Railroad

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Clarkdale Arts & Entertainment District
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Clarkdale Arts & Entertainment District
Community | Cultural District
Walk or drive about 3/4 of a mile up to Clarkdale's historic business district. Treat yourself to a wonderful pastry from Violette's or a breakfast burrito fresh from the Clarkdale Market. Whichever you choose, get them "to go" and claim a picnic table in the nearby park.

The Clarkdale Arts and Entertainment District was established in 2013. Located in the Clarkdale original historic business center, the District has been host to a number of wonderful events since its creation.

At the heart of the District…

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Arizona Copper Art Museum - Clarkdale, AZ
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Arizona Copper Art Museum - Clarkdale, AZ
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum
Having properly disposed of breakfast, stroll a block east to Arizona Copper Art Museum. If you're lucky, owner Drake will fashion a personalized tour for you.

Come see "What Arizona is famous for."

The Arizona Copper Art Museum is Arizona's newest Art Museum. Opened in December 2013, the museum features an absolutely amazing…

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John Bell Museum at Verde Canyon Railroad Depot
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John Bell Museum at Verde Canyon Railroad Depot
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum
Explore the John Bell Museum at Verde Canyon Railroad's depot and immerse yourself in times gone by. Take the time to peruse the rail-side storyboard to learn of the train, the town and the wonderful critters that make our valley so special. Lunch at the depot is a real treat, with everything fresh, tasty and homemade.

In honor of Verde Canyon Railroad’s Silver Anniversary, the depot’s John Bell Museum, a treasure trove of the heritage railroad’s great history, has received a major update and upgrade. Exhibits have expanded on Jerome, Cottonwood, Clarkdale,…

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Verde Canyon Railroad
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Verde Canyon Railroad
Outdoor Adventure | Scenic Byways or Routes
Walk or drive down Main Street and turn left on Broadway. After crossing the one-lane bridge, you'll see the southwestern-style depot of Verde Canyon Railroad. Make sure you have a reservation! This popular train ride often sells out. After the train ride, head back to Clarkdale's Entertainment District for a bracing cocktail, terrific dinner and, if you time it right, live music.

Verde Canyon Railroad: Arizona’s Longest-Running Nature Show

Located in the red rock country near Sedona, Arizona, sandwiched between two protected national forests, Verde Canyon Railroad runs a rare ribbon of rail where…

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Blue Heron Guest House
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Blue Heron Guest House
Accommodation | Bed and Breakfast
Tuck yourself into an astonishingly quiet, quaint hideaway in a historic neighborhood. The cozy Blue Heron Guesthouse is an easy walk to all locations in this plan.

The Blue Heron is a studio cottage with a queen bed, futon, private bathroom and shower, and a kitchenette. It comfortably sleeps two adults and can accomodate a small child as well.

 

 

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1 Clarkdale Arts & Entertainment District
2 Arizona Copper Art Museum - Clarkdale, AZ
3 John Bell Museum at Verde Canyon Railroad Depot
4 Verde Canyon Railroad
5 Blue Heron Guest House