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Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery - Jerome has been a Mecca for artists since its near ghost town days. The picturesque buildings, mining sites, and stately ruins provide rich materials for a variety of art forms.

Blazin' M Ranch - A replica of an Old West town, replete with pony rides, a shooting gallery, and, souvenir shops. Come and enjoy the wonderful chuck wagon dinner and stage show.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary - Animal residents at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary do not tell the typical zoo story. All animals at this sanctuary have been rescued from other locations and have a lesson to teach.

Phippen Museum - Exhibits lend insight into the lives of people in the region. Educates the public about the unique heritage, history, legends and influence of art of the American West.

Sharlot Hall Museum - Explores human and natural history through festivals, outdoor theater performances, exhibits, publications and research services.

Casa Malpais Archaeological Park & Museum - Casa Malpais Foundation located in Springerville Arizona offers Guided Daily Tours of its archaeological site. During the tour you may encounter ongoing excavations of The Ruins while exploring the Pueblos, Great Kiva, Observatory and more.

Sunrise Park Resort - In the heart of Arizona's magnificent White Mountains, Sunrise Park Resort is a recreational paradise offering a wide range of fun and excitement. Sixty-five (65) runs promise adventure for skiers of any level. There is also a separate snowboarding area, cross country ski trails and a special children's 'ski-wee' area.

Verde Canyon Railroad - An excursion train that takes you on a 3-hour, 40-mile round trip through the Sycamore Wilderness Area and North Verde River Canyon. Some call this region the 'other' Grand Canyon.

Bison Golf & Country Club - Situated high in the majestic White Mountains in Show Low, just about three hours from either Phoenix or Tucson, is the beautiful Bison Golf & Country Club.

Clemenceau Heritage Museum - The Museum offers permanent displays of a schoolroom, early 20th century home interiors, and artifacts and photographs that reflect the heyday of mining, ranching and farming that drove the economy of the Verde Valley since the arrival of white settlers in the second half of the 19th century.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park - See hundreds of animals from all over the world! Lions, Tigers, Giraffe, Rhinoceros, Black Bear, Camel, Ostrich, Cobras, Zebra, Exotic Birds, Tortoise, Wildebeest, Jaguar, Leopards, Wolves, Hyenas and more!

Rim Country Museum - Quaintly set in the award winning Green Valley Park in Payson. The Museum is comprised of several historical buildings and objects of local significance. an excellent presentation on Zane Grey including many of his personal items such as chaps, saddle, guns, books and posters.

Smokie Museum - The Museum houses irreplaceable collections of prehistoric and contemporary pottery, prehistoric jewelry and stone artifacts. The Smoki Museum exhibits also include an outstanding collection of Southwest basketry and kachinas.

Tours of Jerome - Travel back in time to the early 1900's as you hear the rich and haunted history of Jerome and the Verde Valley. Tour Cottonwood, the Bootleg Capital of Arizona and on through Clarkdale, the company town built by Senator Clark. Wind your way to Jerome as your guide takes you through the back streets where saloons and brothels flourished.

Fort Apache Historic Park - Visitors may stroll through old Fort Apache with the aid of a self-guided walking tour or a guided tour. Over twenty buildings dating from the 1870's through the 1930's comprise the 288-acre historic site. Also located on the premises are prehistoric ruins, prehistoric and historic petroglyphs, the old military cemetery, the Apache Culture Center, and a recreated Apache Village.

Butterfly Lodge Museum - The storied past of a famous Western writer and his artist son springs to life at Butterfly Lodge Museum. Inspiring and rustic, you'll find beautiful butterflies still fluttering in the meadow! A step back in time, you'll enjoy the original furnishings, artifacts, and a gift and book area that include the creative works of both father and son.

Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail - A hike along this self-guided interpretive trail gives visitors a great appreciation of the characteristics of the Mogollon Rim and its uniqueness as the dividing line between the Colorado Plateau and the Gila-Salt River watersheds.