Freedom takes a new meaning this summer, as all can once again venture out to new sights and sounds, savoring fresh experiences as well as rich American history. Verde Canyon Railroad welcomes a live bald eagle on July 4th, joined by other feathered friends from Liberty Wildlife, at the depot from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m..  All this learning can really build up an appetite and what summer holiday would be complete without a picnic? Prior to the train’s 1:00 p.m. departure, there’s a festive Independence Day barbecue on the patio featuring all of the classics: grilled burgers and hotdogs, secret recipe potato salad, watermelon, lemonade and ice-cold brews.

300 N. Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
See website for tickets.
11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Train departs at 1:00 p.m.
(800) 582-7245
(800) 582-7245