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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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Interesting visit

We learned a lot about the archaeology that has occurred in the area. Our guide was friendly and... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
FrioGirl78
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Bend, Oregon
via mobile
Specialized local museum

This is a specialized local museum with items that I have not seen anywhere else. Our docent Diane... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
3bear
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Nevada
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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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“short video” (4 reviews)
“on display” (6 reviews)
“local museum” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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385 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-7272
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Reviewed 15 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 1 May 2017

Thanks for your visit. Appreciate the review.

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

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

Reviewed 21 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 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

Thank BeachLoversLane
Reviewed 25 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 24 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
Reviewed 9 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...More

1  Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 14 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....More

2  Thank A R H
Reviewed 12 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...More

1  Thank spaqueen_9
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