Thousands of years ago, only Native Americans knew this desert expanse with its rocks and creeks and canyons where they lived, fought and died on what they called their sacred land—what is now Sedona, “The Land of Fire." Traditionally sacred to all tribes of Turtle Island (North America), they came for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to seek a vision the Great Spirit might have for their lives.
Major Sedona Attractions include the Red Rocks, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona Vortex, Historic and Archaeological Sites
Sedona, Arizona attractions include unique sights and must-see places for visitors to experience and explore.
The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a church built into the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. It was originally a gift from artist and philanthropist Marguerite Brunswig Staude. People of all denominations from all over the world come to offer prayers, light a candle, and marvel at the building's distinctive architecture and astounding panoramic red rock vistas.
The Verde Canyon Railroad winds through one of the most beautiful wild canyons of Arizona, the Verde River Canyon. Here's the first in a multi-part series about this iconic railroad, a favorite sightseeing tour and "must do" in the itinerary of visitors to Sedona and Northern Arizona.
Photo taken early October in Oak Creek Canyon show spectacular red rock walls and misty clouds illuminated by the morning sun.
The most popular of all Sedona tours include hot air balloon rides. A hot air balloon gives its passengers a wonderful panoramic view while flying over red rock country at sunrise.
Slide Rock State Park on Oak Creek is a long-time favorite swimming hole with glassy green pools, rock chutes, and red rock beaches. Slide Rock State Park is one of the few original homesteads in Oak Creek Canyon and the surrounding area that remains intact.
V-Bar-V Ranch, once a large cattle operation founded in the 1920s, is home to a well-preserved and beautiful petroglyph site, created by the Sinagua Indians sometime between 1150 and 1400 AD.
Is the Sedona Vortex real? To help answer that question, we looked at some examples of a vortex and thought about why Sedona has long been considered a very special place.
Anyone seeking a day trip from Sedona that includes a top-notch nature experience, a gourmet lunch at a first class restaurant, and a premium wine tasting experience at local vineyards will be delighted by a short trip to the Cornville and Page Springs area. An easy 20-minute drive from Sedona, these two picturesque communities are located in the heart of the Verde Valley and offer a diverse mix of experiences for both area visitors and residents alike.