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Wonders From Down Under on the Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad Starlight Tours
“Wonders From Down Under” on the Grape Train Escape!
July 20th, 2013

Visit Sedona, Arizona and the Verde River Valley this coming weekend and treat yourself to a exploration of wine from Australia and New Zealand aboard the Grape Train Escape “Wonders From Down Under”  at the Verde Canyon Railroad on Saturday July 20th, 2013!

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Special Verde Valley Wine Event at the Blazin’ M Ranch

Blazin’ M Ranch
Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Whose Vine is it Anyway?
August 9th, 2013

Enjoy an evening of mystery, mayhem, laughter and wine on August 9th, 2013 when the Blazin’ M Ranch presents their second in a series of themed Murder Mystery Dinner Shows, Whose Vine Is It Anyway? This wine-themed evening event, featuring special complimentary wine tasting provided by Arizona Stronghold Winery is sure to be a side-splitting outlet for the investigative persona in all of us. The dinner will feature Blazin’ M’s signature BBQ chicken and ribs with all the fixins’ and the price of admission will include a glass of wine (beer or spirits for the non-wine enthusiast).

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Tango with South America on the Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad Starlight Tours
“Tango with South America” on the Grape Train Escape!
June 8th, 2013

Visit Sedona, Arizona and the Verde River Valley this weekend and treat yourself to a “Tango with South America” aboard the Grape Train Escape during the  Starlight Tour at the Verde Canyon Railroad this coming Saturday June 8th, 2013!

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Father’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner at the Blazin’ M Ranch

Blazin’ M Ranch
Did Daddy Do It In Dem Dar Hills? – Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
June 16th, 2013

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you live in or are going to be visiting the Sedona and Verde River Valley area the Blazin’ M Ranch has a very special Father’s Day event that your Dad is sure to enjoy!

Did Daddy Do It In Dem Dar Hills? That’s what everyone will be asking this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th as the Blazin’ M Ranch, a local favorite entertainment venue, presents their special engagement Western Murder Mystery Dinner. Grand prize sponsored by Arizona Helicopter Adventures and including wine tasting by Arizona Stronghold Winery, the evening, filled with mystery, music and mayhem will include Blazin’ M’s signature BBQ dinner with all the fixin’s. Supper is served up as guests “witness” some hilarious antics that provide clues to help them determine the callous culprit of the evening’s dastardly deed…murder!

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Saturday Starlight Tours with the Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad
Saturday Starlight Tours

May 25th, 2013 – September 21st, 2013

When you’re visiting the Verde River Valley and Sedona, Arizona this summer make sure to check out the ultimate Starlight Tour into the scenic Verde Canyon with the Verde Canyon Railroad! There are only a handful of tours that I would do over and over again, the Starlight Tours with the Verde Canyon Railroad is definitely on of them!

On summer evenings, it’s not just the stars in the sky that come out to play in Verde Canyon. As the sun slips behind distant mountains, cool air sweeps through the Canyon signaling the resident wildlife to begin their nightly rounds. The Canyon comes alive with the luminous glow of moon-kissed skies on Verde Canyon Railroad’s popular Saturday Starlight Tours. The train departs the depot at 5:30 pm. and as it rumbles through the Canyon, the low slant of sun bathes the high cliffs in soft golden hues. The train reaches the turn-around point of Perkinsville amid a scandalous sunset. The return trip offers a serene glimpse into the nocturnal wildlife set against a dazzling canvas of celestial bodies.

See for yourself on the Verde Canyon Railroad’s wildly popular Starlight Tours on these select Saturday evenings: May 25th, June 8th and 22nd, July 20th, August 17th and September 7th and 21st. You will not want to miss Mother Nature’s personal fireworks show during Dark Skies Constellation Ride on September 7th!

Verde Canyon Railroad passengers also have two unique options for “play” during these enchanting evening rides:

  • The Grape Train Escape
    A rolling wine-tasting adventure where select wineries purvey their wines which we pair with delectable appetizers. Relax in the comfort of a first-class car or on an open-air viewing car enjoying the true essence of Arizona outdoors … with a glass of wine in your hand. Verde Canyon Railroad Grape Train 2013 (open link to see complete wine schedule)
  • The Tequila Sunset Limited
    The Tequila Sunset Limited has evolved from south-of-the-border shots to sophisticated and sensual sipping of premium tequilas paired with delectable cheeses, ceviche, Margarita cake and infused chocolate-covered peppers. This is just a sliver of the evening’s event, all prepared and served in first-class comfort. Tickets are $99.00 per person.

Only two hours from Phoenix and 25 minutes from Sedona, Verde Canyon Railroad is the perfect Arizona day-trip, or if you plan to stay over, ask about their Room, Ride and Meal packages. Other than Saturday Starlight Tours, trains depart at 1:00 pm. and return at 5:00 pm. Reservations are accepted at 800.293.7245 or online at Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Celebrate National Train Day at the Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad
National Train Day Celebration
May 11th, 2013

Don’t miss the National Train Day celebration at the Verde Canyon Railroad in Clarkdale, Arizona, only 25 minutes from Sedona on May 11th, 2013! The Senators will be entertaining guests on the patio during the Verde Canyon Railroad’s National Train Day. This up-and-coming young band from Phoenix, share foot-stomping energy, banjo-swinging enthusiasm and some mighty fine railroad tunes with their signature blend of vintage and modern Americana. Come dancing at the depot during this free event on Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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Sedona Vacations: May Events at the Verde Canyon Railroad

2013 May Aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad
Cinco de Mayo ~ National Train Day ~ Liberty Wildlife
Throw Mama ON the Train ~ Starlight Tours


The Verde Canyon Railroad will be kicking off an exciting May with 5 great special events.  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 5th, take a  Saturday Starlight Ride on the 25th, or join in National Train Day, “Wild Splendor” with Liberty Wildlife , and Throw Mama ON the Train in between. See below for the details.

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