In 2010, a 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 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 center has an active research facility that assists 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.
Location: 460 Finnie Flat Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone: (928) 567-0066
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12pm – 4pm
Self-Guided Tours. No reservations needed
Free through January 2022, thereafter:
$10 for non-members age 18-64.
$5 for Seniors (65+)
Free for VVAC Members, Under 18, Students with valid school ID, Native Americans with Tribal Enrollment, Blue Star Museum Program, NARM Members.
Closed major holidays:
Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day,
and New Years’ Eve and Day
Heritage In Camp Verde
National Monument Tours
There are several tour options to visit the National Monuments in the Verde Valley with the Verde Valley Archaeology Research Institute
Archaeological Conservancy Tours
Tours to two of the Archaeological sites in the Verde Valley and Sedona area with experienced guides rom Verde Valley Archaeology Research Institute.