This week’s show is a special Arizona Weekend Explorer, where we visit the Verde Valley in central Arizona. A great way to start your weekend is with a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad located in Clarkdale.
Make sure to visit the Douglas Mansion (Arizona State Parks) in Jerome. The museum features photographs, artifacts and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3D model of the town with its underground mines.
The Mile High Grill and Inn offer live entertainment every weekend, and the Grill is a great place to enjoy the local atmosphere. If your goal is a romantic getaway, the seven room Bed and Breakfast is the place for you. Built in 1899, the Clinkscale Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Old Town Cottonwood is becoming the new Napa Valley where our fine foods complement fine wines. Abbie’s Kitchen serves high-end comfort foods in a small, 1920’s home that has been renovated with intimate dining rooms and a commercial kitchen, which is also the hub of their full-service catering business.
The Copper Art Museum is Arizona’s newest art museum which is in perfect unity with the former company-town of Clarkdale, a City Beautiful Movement town founded in 1912. Clarkdale was built by Senator W. A. Clark “America’s Copper King” for the mass-production of industrial copper from 1915 to 1953, which was exported throughout the world. The museum’s collection is the “largest return of copper”, “back” to both Clarkdale and the “Copper State” and showcases what man created with the red-metal while it was away.
Finally, experience Arizona fine wine at the Four Eight Wineworks, the Arizona Winemakers Cooperative in Clarkdale.