Verde Valley Archaeology Center
In 2010, the group of avocational archaeologists and volunteers created the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, located in downtown Camp Verde, in an effort to protect what was left of the valley’s ancient people. Their museum on Main Street displays and interprets artifacts from both public and private collections, and in doing so has helped to stem the flow of artifacts leaving the valley. The centers has an active research facility that assist archaeologists and government agencies throughout the area in identifying and cataloging artifacts. And they offer a number of programs throughout the year to help educate the public and instill an appreciation for the ancient cultures that have called the Verde Valley home.
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is now home to the Dyck Collection, 40,000 artifacts excavated locally and gifted to the Verde Valley Archaeology Center by the Paul Dyck Foundation. In addition, the Verde Valley Archaeology Center has the largest and best preserved collection of textiles (weavings) in all of Northern Central Arizona. Entry is Free.