Walking through Clarkdale's history
Before you arrive, check the Clarkdale Events section of this site for lots of free happenings throughout the year.
Start your morning in the Clarkdale Historic District with a fresh breakfast croissant, organic rainforest coffee or other tasty treat from Violette’s Café at the Caboose at Ninth and Main Streets, and pick up your guide to the Clarkdale Historic Markers for a self-guided, walking tour of the history of Clarkdale.
On your walking tour, be sure to spend an hour or two in the fabulous, award-winning Arizona Copper Art Museum showcasing copper in all its glory.
Stroll across Main Street for the best burger and pizza in town at Scott's Main Street Cafe and Pizzeria. Be sure to order an Arizona brew and check out the local art.
Meander a block down to Ninth Street to the former Town infirmary and jail, now the Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum. Be sure to check out the local archival displays and grab a book or two of stories of our founders and our Yavapai-Apache neighbors.
Hop in the car for a three minute drive to the Tuzigoot National Monument and tour their interpretive center. Listen for the ancient voices as you explore the rare community complex created in the fourteenth century and re-discovered as a WPA project in the late 1920s.
You're sure to be thirsty by now. Come on back to Main Street for something to wet your whistle. The beautifully-revitalized 10-12 Lounge features cocktails and friendly bartenders and patrons - always ready to strike up a great conversation.
Your authentic Mexican dining experience is only steps away at Su Casa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina. Sunsets with margaritas on the patio are a must.
Conveniently across the parking lot is your hotel room at the Clarkdale Lodge, the former men's dormitory from the days of the smelter in Clarkdale. Women are now allowed in there after 9 PM.