Camp Verde/Beaver Creek Attractions & Entertainment Facilities

Montezuma Castle National Monument

In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt celebrated the passage of the Antiquities Act by declaring four sites of historic and cultural significance as our nation’s first National Monuments. Montezuma Castle, located at 2800 N. Montezuma Castle Highway in Camp Verde, was one of the four. Although very few original artifacts remained in the structure due to looting, Roosevelt’s decision promised the continued protection of one of the best-preserved prehistoric cliff dwellings on the continent. 928-567-3322

http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Located at 3505 W State Route 260 in Camp Verde, Out of Africa offers unique events and activities that the entire family will enjoy. The mission of Out of Africa Wildlife Park is to create the ultimate animal adventure for all ages, with equal parts fun and learning, inspired by a living and colorful world of wildlife. Out of Africa endeavors to cultivate an appreciation of the planet’s wild areas and inhabitants by supporting and promoting conservation awareness and action, practicing animal care, providing education and learning experiences, and establishing broad community support. 928-567-2840

http://outofafricapark.com/

Fort Verde Days

Camp Verde’s annual Fort Verde Days are the second weekend of October. Catch a glimpse of the past, while celebrating Fort Verde Days, a tradition for more than 50 years. There is a parade down Main Street, living history presentations at Fort Verde, vintage baseball, a revered art show, Kiwanis pancake breakfast, carnival rides, great food and entertainment.

http://www.campverdepromotions.org

Verde River

The nearly 180-mile long Verde River is one of the desert’s last free-flowing rivers, sustaining a large regional wildlife population. Popular with canoeists,  rafters and local outfitters is a section from White Bridge in Camp Verde to Beasley Flat, which is also the course for the annual Verde River Runoff competition.

http://verderiverrunoff.org/

Cliff Castle Casino

Voted the best casino in Arizona for the last 14 years, Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Yavapai-Apache Nation in Camp Verde. Gaming includes slots, blackjack and live poker. You’ll also find several restaurants, including the New Mountain Springs Buffet and Storytellers Gourmet Steakhouse, a 20-lane bowling center, live entertainment, Kids Quest and much more.

http://cliffcastlecasinohotel.com

Montezuma Well

Montezuma Well is a detached part of Montezuma Castle National Monument, a quiet but spectacular example of a large, limnocrene (pool-forming) spring, one of the few on the Colorado Plateau. Located just off Interstate 17 near Rimrock, and part of Montezuma Castle National Monument, the Well and Montezuma Castle preserve extraordinary examples of prehistoric Sinagua cliff dwelling sites. 928-567-3322

http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm

Coconino National Forest

The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country. Clear Creek Campground, which is off State Highway 260, is open year-round. The Clear Creek campground has drinking water, cooking grills, vault toilets, a group site, and the General Crook National Recreation Trail nearby. Dispersed camping is allowed in the Bull Pen area (see Blodgett Basin Trail), which is on Forest Road 215. The Bull Pen has vault toilets and access to the nearby Blodgett Basin Trail. Attractions include camping, fishing, photography and wildlife viewing. Just three miles from Interstate 17, Beaver Creek Campground includes areas for camping, fishing, hiking, swimming and picnicking. 928-527-3600

http://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino





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