Camp Verde Newsletter March 2015 The Verde Valley Archaeology Center (VVAC) has announced that the Cottonwood Meteorite will be added to the forthcoming exhibit on the return of the Camp Verde Meteorite.
Out of Africa Wildlife Park: ♦ Splashdown in Camp Verde: ♦ Tours at Out of Africa: Safari, Tiger Splash, Tram Tour, Snake Show, Predator Feed ♦ Tigers Splash and Play: Tigers leap in and out of a heated 30 by 50 foot pool in an open-air aquatic amphitheater ♦ Dean's Animal Stories: Animal Behaviour; Instincts; Purpose; Do what you say!; Defense; Power and Control; Always Wild; and The Lion King ♦ For Visitors of All Ages: Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Located in the geographical center of Arizona, Camp Verde is the oldest settlement in the Verde Valley.The town and surrounding area is full of history with a rich Western rural character.Camp Verde is home to historic Sinagua ruins, Fort Verde Historic State Park and the Verde River.
Camp Verde offers something for everyone providing a wide range of services and activities from:
Outdoor Activities of hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, camping, RV parks, hunting, and horseback riding - to -
Community Activities of festivals, street fairs, concerts, rodeos, block parties and parades - to -
Adult and Family Attractions featuring Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma Well, Fort Verde State Historic Park, Yavapai Apache Cultural Center, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, and Cliff Castle Casino - to -
Consumer and Business Goods and Services from shops, galleries, restaurants, automotive, real estate and construction, banking and a wide range of professional services.
Location Camp Verde is located 86 miles north of Phoenix in Yavapai County in the lush Verde Valley. The climate is arid, the hot summer days are often cooled by monsoons rains and the winters are mild. Camp Verde's valley floor is classified as Lower Sonoran Desert. However, because it is situated on the Verde River, Camp Verde occupies a rare and enviable position among Arizona cities and towns.The Verde River and creeks that meander through our quiet community are a habitat for wildlife, such as bald eagles, hawks, blue heron, beavers and otters. The waterways offer recreational opportunities and an abundance of riverfront properties. Towering above the valley are majestic mountains that provide a scenic view of unsurpassed beauty. A sparse population of less than 10,000, 46 square miles of land and many small farms and ranches enhance our rural lifestyle. Historic Preservation The community possesses some of the oldest and finest historic resources in the Verde Valley. Camp Verde is nearly unique in Arizona in having examples of buildings from its entire historic period. Such resources are vibrant links to the past representing the people, processes and events that made the Town what it is today. These resources give Camp Verde a sense of its uniqueness and roots. To demonstrate this point, Fort Verde State Historic Park annually draws approximately 40,000 visitors to the center of Camp Verde, and nearby Montezuma Castle, brings over a million to the area. Attractions and Recreational Activities Attractions and recreational facilities include Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma's Well, the Verde River and Fort Verde State Historic Park/museum. In addition, a bowling alley, arcade and other children's activities are located in the Cliff Castle Casino. Residents and visitors are able to enjoy outdoor activities such as horseback riding, four wheeling, jeep tours, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Visit Camp Verde in the web!