Verde Valley Archaeology Center

Verde Valley Archaeology Center

Verde Valley Archaeology Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Museum is the only facility in the Sedona and Verde Valley area that presents the history of the ancestral Hopi and Yavapai-Apache Nation. The museum presents a variety of exhibits on family life in the 11th through 14th Centuries. Special exhibits include meteorites on loan from Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies that were found in or near Sinagua dwellings. There is also a Paul Dyck Art Retrospective exhibit of this local artist who lived among the Plains Indians.
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MMOost
Florida139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A surprising find! Very interesting center, made even better by the docent that gave us a private tour! If you have any interest in the culture of the area you have to visit!
Written 19 May 2024
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Woody L
Phoenix, AZ4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Bucket List for anyone interested in any Southwest Archaeology! The cultural complexity these artifacts reveal is amazing. This unassuming little museum houses a stunning collection of artifacts that were protected from the elements and from looters for 700+ years! Stunning bits of textiles! Intact arrows with visible painted markings and the fletch feathers still intact! Actual bows! Tens of thousands of seeds, corn cobs that look like modern Indian corn. People from the Smithsonian should come here to see this little museum. Do a YouTube search for Dr. Todd Bostwick New Discoveries Cliff Dwellings prior to going so you can really appreciate what you see.
Written 12 March 2024
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Frank I
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Fantastic museum on native american history!!!

Very informative, not to mention our docent was very knowledgeable and loves to survey archeogical sites himself

This place is a must visit in the verde Valley and sedona area, a real hidden gem!!
Written 6 March 2024
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Sandy F
Medina, OH47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Excellent exhibit, knowledgeable staff. Lots of items from a private collection, well organized and informative. Close to other local attractions.
Written 6 March 2024
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mickey448
Prince George, Canada194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We were lucky enough to have a docent on the tour of this museum. Although it's not big, it's full of valuable information. A couple of recorded videos provide alot of good information. Very nice venue, worth a stop
Written 23 February 2024
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Bill B
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The staff were very knowledgeable, and we were able to get a guided tour of the collection. The extent of the collection on display is modest, but the quality of artifacts and presentation is excellent. We also enjoyed the pre-recorded video by a member of the Hopi Nation. It covered some of their origin story, and the multiple worlds they believe humans have moved through.
Written 19 July 2023
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Paula C
Elburn, IL80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This museum is worth seeing. A docent takes you around to each exhibit and she was very knowledgeable. It's mostly about the Hopi culture, and helps you to understand their history. The main reason I went was to see the meteor room where there are pieces from the meteor that created Meteor Crater, but was pleasantly surprised to find how much information there was all over the museum. We spent about an hour there.

There are also Native American gardens that you can walk and learn about a pit site (where people lived underground). The trail starts at a parking lot and heads into some heavy foliage. It was starting to rain so we didn't walk it.

When you ask who was with me, it was "family" but not teens. My 39 year old son came with and enjoyed the museum also.
Written 24 May 2023
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PDXflier
Hillsboro, OR23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful small museum with helpful staff that walked us through the exhibits. Beautifully Native American artifacts that are well displayed.
Written 14 April 2023
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Curt with a C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Our docent guide, Ed, was excellent, as were the exhibits.
Written 23 December 2022
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Weevie76
Douglas, AZ142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We enjoyed the visit very much. The people were friendly and knowledgeable. Hats off to the folks who established such a great place in a small town.
Written 16 November 2022
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