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Verde Canyon Railroad offers Fall Colors Tour

Verde Canyon Railroad, Photo: Cooper Rummell

Glorious fall foliage adds to the colorful intensity of Arizona scenery each fall, and nowhere do the branches dazzle quite as brilliantly as they do along the Verde River. An adventure aboard Verde Canyon Railroad’s Fall Colors Tour showcases the rich hues of scarlet and amber, crimson and gold further enhancing the beauty of this… Read More →

Arizona Governor Honors One of Verde Canyon Railroad's Own

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Verde Canyon Railroad is pleased to announce a great honor awarded by the State of Arizona.  Train attendant, Fermin Estrada, a fan favorite on the train for more than a decade, has been honored with the Arizona Governor’s 2013 Spirit of Service tourism award in the Individual category. This well-deserved accolade was earned by Mr.… Read More →

Rhythm on the Rails

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The American railroad is the stuff of legend and folklore, inspiring poems, novels, film and song. On Saturday, August 31, Verde Canyon Railroad’s Rhythm on the Rails serves passengers a special blend of trains and tunes with this onboard concert in the Canyon. The brilliant scenery serenaded by the clickety-clack of steel wheels along the rails… Read More →

Top 5: Best Places to Take Kids (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Best Places to Take Kids - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Best Places to Take Kids — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Arizona Science Center 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 716-2000 azscience.org Hands-on, eye-opening fun with more than 300 interactive exhibits, Dorrance planetarium, giant-screen theater, daily live demonstrations, traveling exhibitions and much more. Children’s Museum of Phoenix 215… Read More →

Aboard The Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad, Photo: Cooper Rummell
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Red sandstone walls enveloped the train as it moved deeper into the canyon. Vibrant green Willow and Sycamore Trees mixed with a blend of various Arizona wildflowers and cacti covered the cliffs. An eagle perched atop a protruding rock formation. The sound of the roaring engine echoed through the ravine. I, along with my friend… Read More →

Top 5: Best Places To Take The Kids (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Best Places to take the Kids (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Best Places to take the Kids — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Arizona Science Center 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-716-2000 azscience.org Hands-on, eye-opening fun with more than 300 interactive exhibits, Dorrance planetarium, giant-screen theater, daily live demonstrations, traveling exhibitions and much more. Children’s Museum Of Phoenix 215… Read More →

Chug Along The Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad, Photo: Flickr, Jenny Lee Silver
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All aboard! The tracks are calling for an unforgettable railroad adventure on the Verde Canyon Railroad. Travel by locomotive on this four-hour journey, witnessing the exotic and tranquil landscape as you pass the mountains along the Verde River. From Clarkdale, Ariz., the train follows the Verde River to Perkinsville (a ghost town). The journey chugs… Read More →