10 Things to Do in Cornville That You Shouldn't Miss

October 17, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Cornville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. The population as of the United States 2010 Census was 3280 down from 3,335 at the 2000 census. The Cornville CDP includes the communities of Cornville and Page Springs.
Restaurants in Cornville

1. Horsin' Around Adventures

2650 N Dancing Apache Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325-6101 +1 800-403-1690
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4.5 based on 219 reviews

Horsin' Around Adventures

Come check out the amazing horseback experience at Horsin' Around Adventures! This is not your average trail ride!! We offer guided trail rides through beautiful wine country on our 100 year old working ranch. We are conveniently located just 9 miles from Sedona, Arizona. Experience the fun and beauty of a distinctive ride through a truly magical area with some of the most experienced wranglers around. You'll be glad you did!

Reviewed By azkinkad99 - Williams, Arizona

wonderful time! Excellent guide great with the horses,never made you feel nervous I actually felt like I knew what I was doing.He took us up in the mountains beautiful views. We went back a different way so the ride was never boring. Definitely worth taking a ride with horsin around. We will be back!!

2. Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room

1023 N Main St, Old Town Cottonwood, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3516 +1 928-639-2789
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4.5 based on 192 reviews

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room

Nestled in the heart of Old Town Cottonwood, this historic location is an ideal home for Arizona Stronghold's Tasting Room. Our guests enjoy the quirky and fun yet relaxed setting while enjoying some of the finest handcrafted wine that Arizona has to offer. Featuring wine tasting flights daily, a delicious skewer and tapas menu, live music Fridays, local art, and a great staff. Open everyday of the year.

Reviewed By Rita V - Hudson, Massachusetts

FUN! FUN! FUN! FUN! Educational. Welcoming. Friendly. Knowledgeable. Enthusiastic. I loved the stories behind the wines. And the staff? SERIOUSLY down to earth, funky, friendly, warm. Just makes your heart happy. Wines were very interesting. Didn't try the food, but it looked great. A happy stop on our way to Sedona!

3. Out of Africa Wildlife Park

3505 West State Route 260, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 +1 928-567-2840
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Located in the heart of the Verde Valley, the mission of Out of Africa Wildlife Park is to create the ultimate animal adventure for all ages, one steeped in fun, immersed in learning, and inspired by a living and colorful world of astonishing wildlife. We strive to foster an appreciation of our planet's wild areas and wondrous inhabitants by supporting and promoting conservation awareness and action, practicing exemplary animal care, providing education and learning experiences, and establishing broad community support, through a peaceful and interactive relationship with our animal friends, who touch our hearts.

Reviewed By Dollarwise - Beached in San Fernando

This is one great place to stop. Go during your Birthday month and you are free. Yes, there are fences, but it really does feel like Africa with roaming animals so close you could touch them. The various shows are not just animals doing tricks. They are animal keepers who love those animals, helping them to show off what makes them unique. The keepers want you to understand just how special each animal is. What a delightful day. Plan on spending at least 4 hours. Take the various tours and then spend some quality time alone with you favorites. They also have great zip lining, but if you love the animal show you won’t waste the time. Loved it.

4. Arizona Copper Art Museum

849 Main St, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 +1 928-649-1858
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5 based on 373 reviews

Arizona Copper Art Museum

--Winner of the Arizona Tourism Award!-- The Copper Art Museum is one of the most interesting in the USA, purposely located in the former copper town of Clarkdale - a USA City Beautiful Movement town founded in 1912. Clarkdale was built by Senator W. A. Clark "America's Copper King." The collection on display is massive with over 5000 artifacts and hundreds dating to the 1500-1800's, Galleries; Special Historical Information, Military Art, Art and Architecture, Kitchen Collection, Drinking Collection and Winery and Distillery Collection. You will be amazed by this museum!

Reviewed By Jeanne G - Needham

Small museum on the main road in Clarkdale, near Jerome. Too much info to absorb on one visit. Fascinating story of Trench Art from World Wars. Want to revisit.

5. Page Springs Cellars

1500 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325-6008 +1 928-639-3004
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4.5 based on 393 reviews

Page Springs Cellars

Reviewed By Joelle B - New Jersey

My boyfriend and I visited Page Springs Cellars in January 2018. I believed we were going on a private vineyard tour with a meat/cheese tasting board to pair with the wine. The grounds are really nice and there was an area inside to eat and also tables outside. We didn't try any of the food but from what everyone said, it's delicious. We met our guide Lauren to start and she took us around the main property and then we got into the van and went to other spots in the vineyard to where the other grapes were grown. Lauren was really informative and answered all our questions about the winery. She had this cool backpack that was made for holding wine and throughout the tour, we were able to taste different wines at the spots where those specific grapes were grown. At the end of the tour, she brought us to a picnic area where she had glasses with flowers in them on the tables. While we were sitting at one of the picnic tables, I thought Lauren went to get the charcuterie, when she really went to get my boyfriend's phone to film his proposal. Little did I know, but he and Lauren had been planning this for over a week! I was so surprised and it was such a pretty place to get engaged. We made sure to get a couple bottles of wine to share with our families. The wine was all great and moderately priced. Thank you Page Springs and Lauren for making our engagement so special!

6. Blazin' M Ranch

1875 Mabery Ranch Rd, Adjacent to Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-6751 +1 928-634-0334
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4.5 based on 699 reviews

Blazin' M Ranch

Located along the Verde River in Cottonwood, Arizona, the historic Blazin' M Ranch has invited visitors of all ages to experience the Western heritage of Arizona for nearly two decades and is a must-do attraction during your visit to Sedona and the Verde Valley! Featuring mouth-waterin' BBQ ribs and chicken and a toe-tappin, knee-slappin' hour-long Western stage production by award-winning musicians, the Blazin' M is the perfect venue for groups of all sizes. Open year round, except January, the climate-controlled barn accommodates 2 to 280 cowpokes! Guests are invited to arrive between 5:00 and 5:30PM in plenty of time before dinner and show and be immersed in the Old West complete with a museum, Old-Tyme photo studio, shooting gallery, ropin' lessons and Western shops filled with unique gifts. Belly up to the bar in the Copper Spur Saloon and partake in a local microbrew or area wine. Enjoy one of the most authentic and fun-filled adventures that Arizona has to offer by including the Blazin' M Ranch in Cottonwood as part of your Northern Arizona itinerary. Located just 20 minutes from Sedona, 5 minutes from the Verde Canyon Railroad and 90 minutes North of Phoenix.

Reviewed By ArizonaJIMandJILL - Arizona

The Blazin' M Ranch dinner/show was a highlight of our RV Group's rally in the Verde Valley. The tractor-pull, gun range, and the wood carving dioramas were all great pre-dinner experiences.
The BBQ dinner served on our tin plate, as we walked by the Conestoga wagons, was delicious... especially the prickly pear coleslaw.
The music show was all country and well done. We laughed a lot and joined in on the songs. The Ghost Rider song as the grand finale was superb!
Do not miss this fun evening if you are in the Cottonwood area.

7. Tuzigoot National Monument

Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 +1 928-634-5564
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4.5 based on 575 reviews

Tuzigoot National Monument

Built on the top of a hill, these are the ruins of a village from 1100 A.D. that once consisted of approximately 110 rooms.

Reviewed By Valerie G

Located on the outskirts of the charming town of Cottonwood. We have to thank our server at the Arizona Stronghold winery in town for suggesting that if we found Montezuma's Castle a fascinating archeological site, we must visit Tuzigoot. She was right, and we're glad we did. The museum holds numerous artifacts uncovered on site. They really provide you with an understanding of the daily life of these now long disappeared peoples. The most fascinating for me were the textiles. Thousands of year old fragments of both tie dyed and intricately woven fabrics. To see them and watch the accompanying video/audio tape informing us about their rarity (in the case of the tie dyed piece) was jaw dropping.
The site itself, located at the top of a hill, offers a broad view of the surrounding valley. The main building atop the hill and the numerous ones descending the slope, provide a fascinating glimpse into this lost culture. Had it not been so cold at the top of the hill last Sunday morning, when we visited, we might have lingered to listen to the Ranger who offered to answer any questions we had. I regret now that we missed his stories that others report to have enjoyed. Kudos to all Rangers and guides who impart their knowledge and wisdom to others.

8. Self Propelled Tours

Village of Oak Creek, AZ 86351-7988
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5 based on 9 reviews

Self Propelled Tours

Self Propelled Tours of Sedona offers leisurely, guided, sightseeing road bike tours through Sedona's magical Red Rock Country. Riding a bike is faster than hiking and lets you see more of the beauty we have to share. I accommodate all levels of riders, from beginners to experienced. You pick the route. No time limit. I charge per person and per tour.

Reviewed By Brookmoor10 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

My husband and I had a blast on this guided bike tour. We both love road biking but he is an excellent rider and I am okay. When we visit new areas we often rent bikes on our own and figure out routes. In Sedona...MoreAwesome! Just what I like to hear ! My goal as a bike tour owner/operator is to make sure you enjoy yourself. If you're working too hard you may not be having fun. I can accommodate you! Come back and ride with us again!

9. Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery

1555 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325-6009 +1 928-649-0290
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Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery

Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery produces crisp, clean whites and full bodied, velvety reds. Come enjoy a glass of wine in our tasting room or find a comfortable place on our outdoor patio. We also have great happy hour deals Friday and Saturday nights, cheers!

Reviewed By mlamames - Michigan

We stopped at all 3 wineries (within 1/2 mile of each other) for tasting. The idea was to sample wine and buy two bottles of white wine from the ones we liked most. We LOVED the Artist wine at Oak Creek best! The ambience and environment wasn't as nice as the other two wineries but by far this was the sweetest and smooth white wine. We also bought a bottle of white wine from Page Springs Winery...can't remember the name of it though. Didn't even sample wine at Javelina Leap because they only offered 1 white wine. Nice stops after a scenic 89A drive.

10. Dead Horse Ranch State Park

675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3711 +1 520-634-5283
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4.5 based on 367 reviews

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

A scenic park that belies its ominous name and is best known for bird watching, camping, canoeing, hiking and horseback riding. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located adjacent to and across the Verde River from the community of Cottonwood. It is centrally located near several major population centers such as Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Prescott. When using Dead Horse Ranch as a base, one has a variety of attractions to visit, including: Jerome State Historic Park, Fort Verde State Historic Park, Red Rock State Park, Slide Rock State Park, Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Castle and Well National Monuments, Oak Creek Canyon, Prescott National Forest, Coconino National Forest, and the popular towns of Sedona and Jerome.

Reviewed By Tamira O - Dolores, Colorado, United States

I went specifically for a trail ride (horseback) but my friend lives in the area and holds an annual Arizona State Parks pass. We also walked around one of the fishing ponds. We saw a bald eagle catch it's lunch, a blue heron, and lots of other beautiful birds. It's very well maintained and the the gate attendant very friendly and informative.

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