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$87.88 Cultural & Theme Tours

Classic Historic Tour of Jerome AZ

Classic Historic Tour of Jerome - Includes Jerome, Cottonwood and Clarkdale!Departs from Sedona via Hotel or similar pickupLength: 4 1/2 hours When planning a trip to Arizona, a visit to Jerome and the Verde Valley are a “must do”. Recently voted as one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” by BudgetTravel.com readers, the former mining town of Jerome is one of the most popular sites in Northern Arizona to visit. On this 4 ½ hour tour, our guide will pick you up at your hotel, resort, timeshare in one of our comfortable, climate-controlled vans. While your guide narrates the rich history of the Verde Valley, you will travel through historic Cottonwood, once called the “Bootleg Capital of Arizona” for good reason as you will learn.From there, you will travel through historic Clarkdale, built by Senator Clark who owned the largest copper mine in Jerome. Clarkdale was designed as one of the first company towns in the United States. Next, begin your 1800 foot ascent up Mingus Mountain into Jerome. You will experience some of the most panoramic and awesome vistas anywhere in Arizona. Your guide will narrate historic stories and legends about this former Billion Dollar Copper Camp once known as “The Wickedest Town in the West”.Upon your arrival in Jerome, you guide will drive you from the bottom to the top and all around this National Historic Landmark. You will be taken to back alleys, former brothel sites and other historic areas seldom seen by many visitors to this quaint, historic town.Site you will visit or see:Learn about the rich history of SedonaHistoric Clarkdale and CottonwoodJerome's Famous Sliding JailThe Audrey HeadframeJerome's Famous Brothel AreaThe United Verde Copper Company Owned by Senator William A. Clark The Little Daisy Mine Owned by Jimmy "Rawhide" DouglasThe Numerous Other Historic Sites Transport and historic narration by a knowledgeable guide in a comfortable Van type vehicle is provided. 90 minutes on your own for shopping or lunch. Discount lunch coupons provided!Gratuities for guides additional.

$239 Cultural & Theme Tours

Verde Canyon Railroad and Historic Jerome Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: DETOURS of ArizonaYour day will begin with an early morning pick up from most hotels in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area. You will head north to tour the heart of the Verde Valley. Along the way, learn about the history, culture and geology of Arizona.Your first tour stop will be the historic mining town of Jerome. During your time in this historic mining ghost town - the largest ghost town in North America! While here, uncover the history that made it "Wickedest Town in the West".Following your stop in Jerome, you will then visit the Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale. While at the museum, learn about the second oldest known metal in the world and all the practical uses for it.After your time at the museum, you will be taken to the Verde Canyon railroad, where your first class seat and hor d'oeuvres await you. Take in the beauty of your surroundings, as the train makes it's four hour journey through the valley.At the conclusion of the trip, your guide will be awaiting you at the station to take you back south to Phoenix.Duration: 12 hours

$122 Cultural & Theme Tours

Spirits of Jerome Tour

When planning a trip to Arizona, a visit to Jerome and the Verde Valley are a “must do”. On this 4 ½ hour tour, our guide will pick you up at your Sedona, Cottonwood or Jerome hotel, resort or timeshare in one of our comfortable, climate-controlled vans. While your guide narrates the rich history of the Verde Valley, you will travel through historic Cottonwood, once called the “Bootleg Capital of Arizona” for good reason as you will learn.From there, you will travel through historic Clarkdale, built by Senator Clark who owned the largest copper mine in Jerome. Clarkdale was designed as one of the first company towns in the United States. Next, begin your 1800 foot ascent up Mingus Mountain into Jerome as your guide relives legends and tales of several murders, suicides, tragic mining accidents and other acts of mayhem resulting in visits from ghosts, apparitions and spirits who linger in this eerily ghost town. You will experience some of the most panoramic and awesome vistas anywhere in Arizona. Your guide will narrate historic stories and legends about this former Billion Dollar Copper Camp once known as “The Wickedest Town in the West”.Upon your arrival in Jerome, you guide will drive you from the bottom to the top and all around this National Historic Landmark. You will be taken to back alleys, former brothel sites and other historic areas seldom seen by many visitors to this quaint, historic town. Your guide will supply you with EMF readers and lead you into numerous haunted buildings as well as taking you to sites where visitors from the past will make this a “chilling and thrilling” adventure you will long remember. Be sure to bring your digital cameras as you are apt to capture orbs, shadows and other surprising phenomenon!Site you will visit or see:Learn about the rich history of SedonaHistoric Clarkdale and CottonwoodJerome's Famous Sliding JailThe Audrey HeadframeJerome's Famous Brothel AreaThe United Verde Copper Company Owned by Senator William A. Clark The Little Daisy Mine Owned by Jimmy "Rawhide" DouglasThe Numerous Other Historic Sites Transport and historic narration by a knowledgeable guide in a comfortable Van type vehicle is provided. 90 minutes on your own for shopping or lunch. Discount lunch coupons provided!

$137.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Jerome Verde Valley History Tour with Wine-Tasting and Lunch

Start your 5-hour tour with hotel pickup from Sedona or Cottonwood. Board a climate-controlled minivan and travel through the Verde Valley en route to Clarkdale and your final destination, and listen to live commentary from your guide along the way.Voted as one of America's coolest small towns by readers of BudgetTravel.com, Jerome is a must-visit locale. This classic tour of Historic Jerome provides a comprehensive look at the rich history in this copper mining town, as well as nearby Clarkdale and the 'bootleg capital' of Cottonwood.Visit the sliding jail and see where brothels once stood at the former Prostitution Row. Peer down into an abandoned mine shaft at Audrey Headframe Park, and see the United Verde Copper Company and Little Daisy Mine, in addition to numerous other historic sites.During 1.5 hours of free time, use your provided coupon to savor a delicious lunch at your choice of either the Mile High Grill & Inn or Grapes Restaurant — two of Jerome’s renowned eateries. Perhaps visit a tasting room for a premium tasting of northern Arizona’s finest wines.Afterward, you're transported back to the starting point of your tour.

$109.30 Outdoor Activities

Red Rock Sunrise Hike

Before the sun rises over the Oak Creek Canyon walls, journey up Doe Mesa to experience some of the most spectacular views that Sedona has to offer. We will hike up 400 feet of switchbacks as the sun rises. Once on top of this flat-topped mesa we have 360-degree views of numerous beloved sites, such as Bear Mountain, Wilson Mountain, Cockscomb, Sedona and its Oak Creek Canyon walls and the Verde Valley. (Note: All hiking tours are limited to 7 people total on a trail, including tour guides. We can take 6 passengers in addition to our tour guide (if a company has an interpreter-guide on the tour, the maximum amount of customers is 5. In the event that 6 customers book a tour with an interpreter-guiding company, the interpreter may be allowed to ride in the jeep at the trailhead without entering the trail with prior written permission from EWT. Also, the minimum amount of paying customers is 2. Our Forest Service Permits limits the amount of blue jeeps at any hiking trail-head to 1. Therefore, we will not start a hiking tour when a blue jeep is already at that trailhead.)

$276 Private & Custom Tours

Indian Ruins and Rock Art PRIVATE Tour

A jeep tour to discover the mysteries of the petroglyphs and visit the famous Indian ruins of Montezuma’s Well.  Montezuma Well, a detached unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument, is a natural limestone sinkhole near the town of Rimrock, Arizona, through which some 1,500,000 US gallons of water emerge each day from an underground spring. It is located about 11 miles northeast of Montezuma Castle.  Hike to the Ruins. Enjoy an EASY RIDER RIM Tour combined with a one hour easy walk to view ancient pueblo cliff dwellings of the Verde Valley at Montezuma's Well.  Closed comfortable shoes required. Highly specialized with that extra touch of knowledge, friendly connection and a sense of humor to lighten up the journey.  Not your everyday roller coaster jeep tour. (Duration: Minimum 3.5 hours. Departs Daily, call us for more details. Accommodates up to 6 guests. Jeep Tour.)

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