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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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Small but informative museum

This is a small but very informative museum on the local Native American history, culture and... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Tom-WCT
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Caribou, Maine
Great place to learn about the area

Very nice displays that give you infomation about the people whi lived in the area so many years... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Bob S
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Rimrock, 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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385 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-7272
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This is a small but very informative museum on the local Native American history, culture and artifacts. There is no entry fee but donations are welcomed. A staff member gave us about 15 minutes of history so we could better understand the artifacts. We learned...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Very nice displays that give you infomation about the people whi lived in the area so many years ago.

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 19 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
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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.

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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.

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

Thanks for your visit. Appreciate the review.

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Reviewed 5 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

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

Thanks for your visit. Appreciate the review.

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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.

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Ken Z, General Manager at Verde Valley Archaeology Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 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.

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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
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Reviewed 10 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

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