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Address: 385 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-7272
Phone Number:
+1 928-567-0066
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Interesting visit

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... read more

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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank FrioGirl78
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120 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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 and the cotton weavings are a real organic treasure. The painted pots, bowls and arrowheads... More 

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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4 reviews
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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.

1 Thank jimwilson86322
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
Staunton, VA
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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 very knowledgeable and helpful. You can tell the love that has gone into this museum.... More 

Thank BeachLoversLane
Sedona, Arizona
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank Northrider3
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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+

1 Thank Melissa H
Charleston, South Carolina
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371 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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