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Verde Valley Archaeology Center

385 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-7272
+1 928-567-0066
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Many interesting artifacts

Great stop while in Fort Verde. They are growing! Look forward to seeing the new facility once it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Poogasus
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Westminster, Maryland
History of this area comes alive at this museum

The museum has extensive collection of ancient artifacts from this area, too many to exhibit and... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Donna V
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Tombstone, Arizona
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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 Sundays and Mondays and Major Holidays).
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  • Average5%
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“short video” (4 reviews)
“on display” (6 reviews)
“local museum” (2 reviews)
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385 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-7272
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stop while in Fort Verde. They are growing! Look forward to seeing the new facility once it is done.

Thank Poogasus
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The museum has extensive collection of ancient artifacts from this area, too many to exhibit and the museum hopes to move to larger quarters. Located close to Fort Verde, treat yourself and visit both! Excellent examples of period pottery, jewelry and such.

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A small archeology center, the docents here help explain the artifacts that have been found. You can see actual finds (not reproductions) of arrowheads, textiles, food stuff, pottery, etc. Most sites show some of these objects, but this is more comprehensive. Well presented.

Thank VancouverGreetje
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We learned a lot about the archaeology that has occurred in the area. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. It was a great way to get an overview of the history of the area. Would highly recommend it as a first stop.

1  Thank FrioGirl78
Ken Z, General Manager at Verde Valley Archaeology Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks for your visit. Appreciate the review.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a specialized local museum with items that I have not seen anywhere else. Our docent Diane explained things that were not on the readable displays which made for a more in-depth understanding of the artifacts. I have only seen painted arrows once before...More

1  Thank 3bear
Ken Z, General Manager at Verde Valley Archaeology Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks for your visit. Appreciate the review.

Reviewed 22 December 2016

Nice polite welcome, but there is really not much here. Good for 5 minutes. Attendant said someday will get bigger. Lets hope so.

3  Thank jimwilson86322
Ken Z, General Manager at Verde Valley Archaeology Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks Jim. We are a specialized museum on archaeology, so if that's "not your thing" I guess it would be a quick walk through. Hopefully you'll come back when we have our new building in a few years.

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.

Thank Karen P
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...More

Thank BeachLoversLane
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...More

Thank Northrider3
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.

Thank hartzafire
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