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.
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 Mastodon 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
111° 39’ 36.8” W