Small Group or Private Verde Canyon Railroad and Historic Jerome Tour

15 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 12 hr

Take a trip to the beautiful Verde Valley in Central Arizona. Experience the history of the old ghost town of Jerome which sits atop Cleopatra Hill and enjoy a tour of the Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale. The highlight of your trip will be a picturesque ride in first class aboard the historic Verde Canyon Railroad.

Itinerary Details

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Our first major tour stop will be the historic mining town of Jerome. Mining in Jerome started in the late 1800s and over the course of its history has produced approximately 33 million tons of ore including copper and gold. During our time in this historic mining ghost town, we will explore the history that made it “the wickedest town in the West.”

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arizona Copper Art Museum

After our Jerome tour, we’ll visit the copper mining mecca of Clarkdale and the Arizona Copper Art Museum. Using the original schoolhouse, the Arizona Copper Art Museum tour showcases more than 5,000 unique pieces dating back to 3500 BCE. During our time at this world-class art museum, guests will explore both functional and artistic uses of this second oldest known metal on the planet. From the practical uses in-home kitchen supplies and tools to the ornate works of art used to adorn palaces and castles, the wide uses of copper are nothing short of amazing!

Duration: 1 hour

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From the Arizona Copper Art Museum, we will tour the historic Verde Canyon Railroad for a chance to enjoy incredible views of the Verde Valley. The very first tracks were put down over 100 years ago to transport local workers and ore mined from the surrounding Jerome mountains and are still in use today. The unspoiled wilderness you will tour through is a scenic and historic treasure that has left people in awe since 1911. With stunning views of the Verde Valley from either your first-class seats or your open-air viewing car, the casual elegance of the train allows guests to discover the heritage uniqueness of the landscape and its diverse ecosystem. From the stunning 1,800-foot tall red rock canyon walls as we get closer to Sedona to the consistently rippling waters of the Verde River, the scenery explored on this four-hour journey is truly breathtaking. As they say, “it’s always a good day when you’re on a train.”

Duration: 4 hour
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