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Address: 385 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-7272
Phone Number: +1 928-567-0066
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is an archaeological educational and...

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is an archaeological educational and research facility located in Camp Verde, Arizona. We have a modest exhibit and display area. Our knowledgeable volunteers can provide information on the prehistoric cultures of the area as well as the Native American history of the Verde Valley. On Thursdays and Fridays, the Coconino National Forest Artifact Identification Project Team meets. Members of the team can show you what we are doing and provide some background on the artifacts you will see. The Museum and Gift Shop is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed Tuesdays and Major Holidays).

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Excellent Museum and Interesting Subject

We belong to the Verde Valley Archaeological Society and encountered upon our first visit much data about the area and its archaeological present and past.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
Karen P
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We belong to the Verde Valley Archaeological Society and encountered upon our first visit much data about the area and its archaeological present and past.

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Thank Karen P
Staunton, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you have any interest in Native American History and/or archeology in general, this is a must see. They have an amazing variety of artifacts on display. We also really enjoyed the short video on the area's history. The volunteer who showed us around was very knowledgeable and helpful. You can tell the love that has gone into this museum.... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

An amazing amount of work has gone into this museum. There is constant archeological research going on from area digs as well as a presentation of past history of the Verde Valley. An exploration area for kids to use and keep their interest is set aside in the museum as well as many artifacts on display for adults to see.... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Artifacts and information is attractively displayed. Docents know their material and are helpful in relaying it. Wonderful, especially for a free attraction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

This was a great museum. I liked looking around and seeing all the different items on display. The person working there is what made it so great. She was enthusiastic about history and very knowledgeable. If you like history and want to learn and see some authentic, interesting items on display then this is a great place for you. A+

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

A small museum that has an amazing collection of artefacts not found in larger institutions. The Paul Dyck Rockshelter Exhibit has a collection of perishable materials that had been preserved in the dry midden deposits inside the rock shelter, and professionally excavated in the 1960s. They have excellent docents in the museum and you should find one to explain the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

This small museum holds a wealth of archaeological material, some dating back to Paleo-Indian times.You can peruse the exhibits on your own, but docent led tours are available. These are quite detailed so make sure you allow plenty of time if you are interested. Free admission. Small gift shop on site.

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Fredericksburg, Viginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Northern Arizona has a fascinating past and this little museum does a great show & tell. Get off the Interstate and pay a visit. You'll be glad you did.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

We liked this one-room local museum, but it's not the greatest archeological museum of all times. There something on the history of the area, from the Indians through the soldiers, and then the ranchers. No pictures allowed, if you care. Worth 30 minutes if you are nearby.

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Ken Z, Manager at Verde Valley Archaeology Center, responded to this review

Thanks for pointing out the street error. It has been corrected. Photos are permitted in the museum but without flash. More 

Rimrock, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Lots of interesting exhibits, and if you get there before the end of September you get to see a really nice meteorite (see photo) which was found locally and is on display. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Lots to see and learn.

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