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 BEST WESTERN Cottonwood Inn
993 South Main Street
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326


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The convenient location of the BEST WESTERN Cottonwood Inn allows easy access to both the Verde Valley business community and leisure activities that make this high desert community so desirable.




The Verde Canyon Railroad: 4 miles  
Located in Clarkdale, The Verde Canyon Railway is a renovated New York Metro Line train that carries passengers on a 40 mile trip though beautiful Sycamore Canyon.  The incredible four-hour journey is the longest-running nature show showcasing the high desert flora and fauna along the  crimson cliffs, over bridges, and through tunnels past ancient Indian ruins. There’s even a nesting of America’s Bald Eagles!!!  


Blazin’ M Ranch: 2 miles 
Complement your day's activities with a delicious, all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper on the banks of the Verde River. After supper, sit back and let the Blazin' M Cowboys entertain you with their "rip-roaring" family-oriented Western stage show. Come early so you can visit their Old West town that includes unique gift shops and Western activities. Don't forget the Wood 'N' West Gallery where the "Old West comes to life" in hand-carved historical scenes that will delight and entertain your entire family.


Out of Africa Wildlife Preserve: 12 miles 
Out of Africa Park is the newest and most unique attraction in Northern Arizona. At Out of Africa Park, you will see and interact with animals from around the world that live in natural, spacious habitats and share a unique and special relationship with their caregivers. The park is a fun, interactive, and educational experience for visitors of all ages. 


Clarkdale: 4 miles  Named after William Clark who created a mining empire in the early 1900’s and claimed the town as his home.  The charming tree-lined streets and unique collection of architecture provide visitors some insight into the history of this once mining company town. 


Jerome:  8 miles Glistening at night like the jewel of Mingus Mountain, this once bawdy mining town is actually on the slopes of Cleopatra Hill. The discovery of copper, silver and gold lured many fortune seekers in its heyday, exploding the population to nearly 15,000.  Following the pattern of many Western mining towns, Jerome became a virtual ghost town almost overnight.  Visitors today can explore the winding cobblestone streets and stairways, finding many boutique shops, and an art and wine museum.  A favorite eatery is The Haunted Hamburger…try the ribs.  The Jerome State Historic Park located in the former mansion of copper mine magnate James “Rawhide Jimmy” Douglas houses an amazing, historical display of the complete mining history of the Verde-Valley. 


Tuzigoot National Monument:  4 miles The largest reconstructed Pueblo Indian dwelling in Arizona was home to the ancient Sinagua Indians from the 12th to the 15th century.  This amazing structure consisting of 100 rooms housed more than 250 people.  Museum displays artifacts and portrays lifestyle information of the Sinagua Indians.


Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments:  19 miles Known as some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the United States, Montezuma Castle is a five-story cliff dwelling built high into the face of a rock cliff that overlooks Beaver Creek. It was inhabited by the Sinagua Indians in 1250 A.D. The Sinagua mysteriously disappeared sometime during the 15th century. The monument's museum displays artifacts and exhibits describing the area's original inhabitants. Just northeast of the ruins is Montezuma’s Well National Monument. The natural sink well is a cup-shaped depression 1750 feet in diameter and fed by natural springs. 



Camp Verde/Fort Verde State Historic Park:  15 miles East of Cottonwood, Camp Verde was established in 1865 to protect the early Verde-Valley settlers from Apache raids.  Fort Verde State Park features numerous period military artifacts, Indian relics and articles used by the early settlers in their daily lives.


Dead Horse Ranch State Park:  1 mile Located just north of Clarkdale, the park has a stocked pond and is the perfect place for a day of fishing with the kids. Great for picnics, birding, and is one of Arizona's largest riparian areas. 


    Cliff Castle Casino:  12 miles Voted the number-one casino in Arizona for 11 years, this is gaming at its best: Poker, Blackjack and lots of slots. Three restaurants and live entertainment are open 24 hours daily.