Sedona Arizona is a world famous attraction unto itself. Over 4 million visitors discover a unique natural beauty that exists nowhere else in the world. It’s truly a gift of nature that took millions of years to create for a lifetime to enjoy. There are so many attractions in Sedona and its nearby area that are a must-see. These are some of the most popular.
Chapel of the Holy Cross (Sedona)
A compelling Sedona attraction since its creation in 1956. Find yourself deeply moved by the spirituality emanating from this chapel that rises 200 feet between two majestic redrock formations. It features a 90-foot tall cross that accentuates its architectural design. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and Easter. Brief Monday evening Prayer Service at 5 p.m.
Verde Canyon Railroad (Clarkdale)
A must experience when visiting Sedona and the Verde Valley. A very scenic four-hour ride on a vintage train through the railroad’s historic route through the majestic Verde Canyon beginning at Clarkdale to the ghost ranch of Perkinsville and back. Enjoy the sights of rugged canyon walls and breathtaking views of desert flora, wetlands and the Verde River.
Slide Rock State Park
A popular State Park named after its Slide Rock, a downhill stretch of slippery creek bottom where water-lovers slide down a slick natural water chute. Smart visitors that elect to glide-down will wear old jeans. The entire Park sits on a 43-acre historic apple orchard. The park outside Sedona in Oak Creek includes short hiking trails that served as the scenic backdrop of many Hollywood western movies.
Boynton Canyon Trail #47 (Sedona)
The scenic box canyons in Sedona Arizona Redrock Country is a popular hiking area in the shadow of towering buttes, crimson cliffs and desert vegetation. It is considered a New Age Vortex Site, a spiritual energy field emanating from inner earth. Keep a close eye for white tail deer that inhabit the area.
Sedona Arts Center
Introduce yourself to the arts. The Sedona Arts Center was formed by a group of visionaries to create an artistic climate where artisans could work and tech together in a spirit of cooperation and participation.
Sedona Cultural Park
Dedicated to bringing some of the world’s top performing arts and entertainers. The Georgia Frontiere Performing Arts Pavilion, a 5,000-seat amphitheatre presents concerts and performances that reflect diverse interest of both Sedona area residents and visitors.
Sedona Historical Society Museum
The official museum of Sedona history that focuses on the lifestyles, customs and works of the people and events that pioneered the area known as Sedona Arizona. Its mission is researching, preserving and exposing the history of Sedona.
A short 28-mile scenic drive from Sedona on Highway 89A sits Jerome Az, sometimes called the “largest ghost town in America”. What was once referred to as the “wickedest town in the west” is now an enchanting artist’s community and tourist attraction. Built on a 30-degree mountainside incline, Jerome offers spectacular views across the valley below.
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