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Things To Do In Cornville, AZ: Taste Wine & Experience The Desert - Updated 2020

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Haley
Haley
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During your Arizona adventure, be sure to visit the Sedona bedroom community of Cornville. In Cornville, you can visit three wineries, the largest hatchery in Arizona, a truly unique art exhibit, all among beautiful cottonwood trees that grow in the valley. Driving by the wilderness not enough for you? Nature tours are available for you to experience the beauty up close. Keep reading for our full list of things to do here!

1. Visit a community art exhibit

Recycled art

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Cornville, Arizona is home to one of the most unique art exhibits in the world. Eliphante Village’s birth began in the 1970s, when artist Michael Kahn and his wife, Leda Levant, who lived in Sedona, met a couple with land in Cornville. Michael took advantage of the acreage and began building large, three-dimensional structures, that today form fluid caverns, giving all who enter an out of this world experience. The art exhibit is all outdoors, and is community supported, with resident caregivers continuing to maintain the experience. All the exhibits are made with reclaimed materials, adding to the natural, yet designed, feel. At Eliphante, you’re sure to fully understand the community’s motto: “…life is art & art is life.”

Eliphante

Address: Coconino National Forest, 1200 S Loy Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Eliphante

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2. Horseback ride through the wilderness

Horseback riding in the wilderness
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While in Cornville, you’re sure to notice the beautiful surrounding mountains and underbrush, a staple of Arizona wilderness. If you want to fully immerse yourself in Arizona’s nature, consider taking a horseback tour with Horsing Around Adventures. With Horsing Around Adventures, you can, as the name implies, take a horseback ride in wildlife habitats, over mountainous trails, and through wine country terrain. Depending on your time limit and budget, you can choose tours that range from ninety minutes to all day, and adventures ranging from a simple wilderness tour to a cattle-drive and cowboy dinner combo. Specialty tours are also available, with horseback and rafting, horseback and helicopter, and more available on request.

Horsing Around Adventures

Address: Horsing Around Adventures, 2650 N Dancing Apache Rd, Cornville, AZ 86351

Website: Horsing Around Adventures

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3. Hike through the surrounding area

If horses aren’t your thing, but you still want to tour the wilderness, check out Yava-Coco Tours. Yava-Coco Tours are guided hikes through the Cornville and Sedona area that are designed to be informative, yet safe and fun for all. With over 3,000 search and rescues performed in the Sedona area each year, having a guide as you trek the wilderness is your best option for having an adventure you’ll want to remember as not being spent in the hospital. Your tour will be guided by Soaring Bear, a man named by his Sioux brothers, which he carries proudly. His name is well-earned as his passion for Sioux culture and hiking is shown on every tour. During your tour, he will take you to a Native American medicine wheel and explain what it was used for, as well as go through a traditional ceremony for healing. Tours are available for couples, groups, military-guided tours, and even one-on-ones. No matter who you’re traveling with, you can always experience the wonder.

Yava-Cocoa Tours

Address: 441 Forest Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

Website: Yava-Cocoa Tours

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4. Play golf while vacationing

Play some golf
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Opened in 1997, Verde Santa Fe Golf course is a public golf course, that is the perfect place for you to hang out and relax—even if you have no previous golfing experience. This 18-hole course has four levels of tees for varying skill levels, and golf instruction is available, so you’ll never feel out of your element. Golf clubs are available for rent, and if you already have a set that needs some TLC, golf club repair is on-site.

Verde Santa Fe Golf

Address: 1045 S Verde Santa Fe Pkwy, Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Verde Santa Fe Golf

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5. Drink wine with man's best friend

Wine tasting
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Are you traveling with your best friend but afraid most businesses won’t allow his or her four paws in? Look no further than Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery. At Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery, you can hang out with your dog while sampling wines from Oak Creek. Oak Creek’s wines are made from both estate and purchased grapes, so your palate will get a full spectrum of tastes. Food is also available, including a snack tray to pair with your wines. Kids are also welcome, so bring the entire family for this tasty and tasteful experience.

Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery

Address: 1555 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325

Facebook: Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery

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6. Tour a winery

Page Springs Cellar

Want to tour a winery? Head to Page Springs Cellars where you can taste the wine, tour the vineyards, and learn the history of wine-making. At Page Springs, you can learn how wine has developed over the centuries, and about the cultures that form the sweet grapes into the beloved beverage. Award-winning wines are available for your palate’s delight, including a special tasting poured directly from the barrel. During your tour, you’ll see Page Spring’s beautiful grounds, including the estate’s vineyards, wine cellar, barrel room, and crushpad. If you’re lucky enough to be in Cornville during the last week of June, be sure to head to the Tilted Earth Festival, a music, food, and wine party that will be held June 24th. But don’t fret if your travel times don’t coincide. Page Spring Cellars offers yoga and massage sessions amongst the wine making atmosphere, to allow you complete and total relaxation during your Arizona adventure.

Page Springs Cellars

Address: 1500 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Page Springs Cellars

Tilted Earth Festival

Address: 1500 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Tilted Earth Festival

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7. Eat and drink at Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery

Cheese and meat platter
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If you want to taste wine, but are also looking for a full-course meal, look no further than Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery. While drinking Javelina Leap’s delicious, award-winning, Arizona wines, you can enjoy a cheese and meat platter, or eat an entire pizza by yourself—no judging. The winery is surrounded by a desert environment, so while you’re enjoying your wine, you might see some fascinating animals and plants in their natural home. Bird watchers are encouraged to bring binoculars as the site is prime for sighting diverse species of our avian friends.

Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery

Address: 1565 Page Springs Rd., Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery

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8. Visit Arizona's largest fish hatchery

Spring trout

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Finally, to cool down and relax, head to the Page Springs Fish Hatchery. As the largest hatchery in Arizona, Page Springs is another great site for bird watching, while learning about rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, walleye, pike minnow, and razorback sucker fish. The hatchery grounds include a nature trail that meanders through the facility and along Oak Creek, with markers describing riparian habitat and wildlife, perfect for an afternoon stroll. While fishing is not available onsite, the fish bred at the facility are used to stock the nearby Oak Creek, Verde River, West Clear Creek, and Wet Beaver Creeks. So once you’re done learning about the fish, head down to the stream of your choice and catch a few for dinner.

Page Springs Fish Hatchery

Address: 1600 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Page Springs Fish Hatchery

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Visit Cornville

For full-bodied wine and a full-fledged adventure, look no further than Cornville, Arizona. With wilderness tours on horseback or on foot, unique art exhibits, and enough wine to last a lifetime, your Cornville vacation will be remembered forever.

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Haley has been writing stories since she was five, but did not decide to be a full-time writer until her college years. She studied English and Biology at Eastern New Mexico University and has...Read more

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