Have the Easter adventure of a lifetime and experience the legacy of the Verde Canyon Railroad! This historic and scenic railroad tour journeys along miles of railroad that were once the primary resource of goods in the Verde Valley, transporting much needed supplies up and down the rugged canyon terrain. Now, you can spend an afternoon aboard the train with a bit of special Easter flair, in an exclusive experience taking in awe-inspiring sights and local wildlife that the kids are sure to love!
A Historic and Magical Easter Journey During Spring in Sedona
The Verde Canyon Railroad reached the amazing milestone of its 100th birthday a few years ago, along with the state of Arizona, so as you’d expect, the tracks played host to significant moments in the history of the area and to this day continue to be the subject of western lore. From Sedona, you’ll take the beautifully scenic drive to the charming town of Clarkdale, where the train depot resides. The train depot is like a mini-museum itself, and you can peruse storyboards illustrating the history of the railroad along with stories about the community and wildlife that helped create the modern Verde Valley.
In the depot you’ll find the Copper Spike Café, serving up inexpensive lunches with everything from salads to burgers to paninis—even quesadillas if you’re craving a bit of that southwestern flair! Dine at the café, or box it up to enjoy with a stunning view from the train. The train also serves a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as snacks. The train offers a selection of classes for seats, but all cars can access the wonderful open-air viewing car, where you can revel in the canyon breeze and a sweeping view of the scenery surrounding you.
When you have a ticket for the Easter Bunny Express, you’ll enjoy a lineup of fun activities at the train depot to start your trip off. Have the kids get their face painted, hunt for treats, and of course, meet and get a photo with the Easter Bunny! He’ll bid you farewell as you leave to go on your journey, and aboard the train kids can participate in a winner-take-all jellybean counting contest! For the adults, you’ll find fresh Bloody Marys to enjoy during the ride. This year’s event is on Saturday, April 11th, 2020!
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