While staying in Sedona, be sure to include an extra day to explore attractions in the Verde Valley. This area surrounding Sedona includes Page Springs, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde, Jerome and everything in between.
Between Cottonwood and Clarkdale is Tuzigoot National Monument, a 12th century Sinagua Indian ruins site with a museum.
Nestled on the side of Mingus Mountain is Jerome, once America’s largest ghost town. Now it’s a bustling place with a unique vibe. Here you’ll find Gallery 527 and the monthly Jerome Art Walk.
In Old Town Cottonwood you will find a great place for tattoos, piercings, permanent make-up, jewelry and apparel: Avatar Tat2.
Near Camp Verde, you’ll find an African wildlife park, Out of Africa.
Camp Verde is home to Montezuma Castle National Monument, one of the best preserved ancient cliff dwellings in North America.
Close by is Montezuma Well, an ancient sink hole fed from warm water springs that create a one-of-a-kind ecosystem.
Fort Verde State Historic Park displays artifacts, furnishings and interpretive exhibits from the 1880s Arizona territory.