Camp Verde’s central location, along with a temperate year-around climate, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities and a bucolic setting on the banks of the Verde River, make it one of Arizona’s premier tourism destinations. Less than an hour from Phoenix, Flagstaff, Prescott and Payson, Camp Verde and the surrounding Verde Valley offers numerous venues for visitors, be your interest in history and cultural heritage, boating, hiking, biking, wine tasting or just taking in the landscape. Add to that mix the Out of Africa Wild Animal Park and Cliff Castle Casino and you can begin to see why Camp Verde caters to all ages and every taste.
Not all of Camp Verde’s many marvels can be seen by just driving through Main Street. When we boast about our town being a great place to play and live, those are not just words. Click on the video below to watch a short video of just one of our hidden treasures. This years Verde River Runoff not only had a large group of participants but the weather and river invited boaters to the perfect day of fun in the sun. If you missed it this year, be sure to make plans for the last weekend in March in 2015 so you too can be at “The Center of it All”.
Verde Valley Farmer’s Market
Each Saturday beginning on June 7th, 2014 the Verde Valley Farmer’s Market will be located at the Ramada next to Fort Verde State Park. Hours of operation will be 8:00am until noon, running through October 4th.
The Market will have fresh seasonal produce grown within a 50 mile radius of Camp Verde. There are many reasons to buy farm fresh produce; they last longer, taste better and are better for you. Check out their facebook page and stay in the loop. Click the picture below to go directly to the page.
Camp Verde’s next big event will be the Cornfest, July 18th & 19th, 2014. Be sure to check back for more information. You can also visit www.campverdepromotions.org for forms and information on how to participate in this more than 2 decade old event.
Camp Verde Visitor Center
The Camp Verde Visitor Center is located at 435 S. Main Street, in the same building as the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum, a few paces down the street from the Verde Valley Archaeology Center and around the corner from Fort Verde State Historic Park. Stop in for a taste of the area’s rich past, some friendly advice on how to make your visit more enriching or a cool drink of water. We hope to see you there. If not give us a call at (928) 554-0851 and we will be glad to point you in the right direction.
Bones of a Mastadon were found in the Verde Valley and are considered by most archaeologists to be the indicator artifact of America’s earliest human habitants. To view more curiosites, click here.
By proclamation of the governor and a determination from the Arizona Professional Land Surveyors, Camp Verde was declared the municipality closet to Arizona’s Center in 2012. The Town of Camp Verde erected a monument at Rezzonico Park that same year. For those looking to find the official center, as determined by APLS, it is located near the confluence of the Verde River and East Verde River, about 15 miles SSE of Camp Verde in the rugged Mazatzal Wilderness Area. The coordinates for the official geographic center are:
34° 16” 31.1” N
Click the logo to visit the Town of Camp Verde’s website.