Located in the “Heart of the Verde Valley Wine Country”. An easy trip from Phoenix—only an hour and a half drives. Old Town is known for its Main Street with over 60 businesses that attract visitors and support local residents.
- Wine & Spirit Tasting Rooms
- Cafes and Restaurants
- Antique Stores
- Boutique Hotels
- Shops and Boutiques
- Historic Tours
- Nature Trails and the Verde River
- Live Performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts
- 2nd Saturday Art Walk each month
Old Town from traveler’s perception:
Roger Naylor, a local travel and entertainment writer, wrote an article talking about dining in Cottonwood featuring several local restaurants becoming known for their fine fare.
“Cottonwood has grown into a destination for wine lovers. Tasting rooms line Main Street in Old Town, housed in Prohibition-era buildings and fronted by covered sidewalks. So it’s not surprising that terrific restaurants have sprung up as well.”
Mission of the Cottonwood Old Town Association
The Old Town Association exists to create and promote community events along Historic 89A in Old Town Cottonwood. We hope to encourage the growth of tourism for the economic development of entrepreneurs, and a return to Main Street America.
Cottonwood is surrounded by jagged mountains on the south and west, and to the north and east by mesas and buttes. Named for the beautiful Cottonwood trees that grow along the Verde River, the town grew from a small farming community to the Verde Valley’s population center, called “the biggest little town in Arizona” by the late 1920s. At that time Old Town businesses supported residents and workers of the many mines that operated in nearby communities.
Located just minutes from Sedona, Jerome and Clarkdale, Old Town Cottonwood is ideally situated near the Verde River offering a variety of recreational activities that include camping, picnicking, horseback riding and fishing. With nearby RV Parks, a multitude of wineries and vineyards, The Blazin’ M Ranch, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, the Verde Canyon Railroad, Out of Africa and the Tuzigoot and Montezuma Indian Ruins, visiting Old Town provides a spectrum of activities to please everyone.
Annually, the Old Town Association plans a series of community events, attracting visitors from far and wide. See our calendar for this year’s events. www.oldtown.org