Charming Clarkdale was Arizona's first planned company town and is home to the Verde Canyon railroad. Just 30 minutes from Sedona, Clarksdale has many restored homes, museums, monuments, and things to do on the nearby Verde River.
First thing on the agenda has to be a ride on the Verde Canyon railroad, which will take you winding past the river. This is perfect for spotting the bald eagles that reside around the area. The river and its surrounding area also provide kayaking, hiking, and cycling opportunities, plus more nature spotting. Tuzigoot National Monument is where you'll find the ruins of an old indigenous town. In town, the Arizona Copper Art Museum has some wonderful artifacts, and why not stroll around the town park with its famous gazebo. If you're into wine tasting, There are wineries here for tasting tours and private parties.
March through May is when you'll see beautiful flowers blooming around the area.