Settled in 1865, Camp Verde is the oldest settlement in the Verde Valley and is the home of a historic military post, Fort Verde State Park.
Still a rural farming and western ranching community, you will find Camp Verde a friendly and relaxed place to call home.
In June 2018, Camp Verde became the 20th Dark Sky Community and received their Dark Sky Community recognition from the International Dark-Sky Association. With wide-open spaces, the Verde river, a mild 4-season climate and panoramic views from the vistas above the valley.
Camp Verde is the gateway to the Verde Valley wine country, with wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms spread throughout the area. Main street and downtown Camp Verde are filled with local owned and operated restaurants that offer something for every taste bud. From
tasty BBQ at Babe’s Round Up, to a new favorite, the best Italian in Northern Arizona, Moscato. Attractions include Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma’s Well, the Verde River, Out of Africa Wildlife Park and Cliff Castle Casino, which has an arcade, other children’s activities, a bowling alley and several restaurants.
Cliff Castle Casino has been rated as the state’s best casino for over a decade. The 104-acre Out of Africa is one of the most unique wildlife parks in the world. Bring the whole family and make sure to take the safari ride to feed the Giraffe! If you love thrifting and antiquing you will love what you find in Camp Verde, it’s like a real-life Pinterest! With almost a dozen antique, resale, thrift, and gift shops, Camp Verde is the perfect place to hunt for your very own idea of treasure. Camp Verde has a deep history in Agriculture. Today, the local farms offer the best sweet corn (Hauser & Hauser Farms), pecans, and more by stand. Visit the local Farmers Market to pick up your weeks worth of fresh locally sourced groceries.
You’ll fall in love with the annual festivals, Corn Fest in the Summerand the Pecan and Wine Festival in early Spring!