It's spring in Cottonwood, Arizona and we're ready for you!
Located in the 'heart' of Arizona and the heart of wine country, Cottonwood is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cooler temperatures of Arizona’s high country. Surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona to the north-east and Mingus Mountain to the south-west, its lower elevation makes it a perfect spot for your next Arizona adventure. We know you'll find something for everyone and in Cottonwood, ​you are welcome here!
​If the outdoors are calling, answer the call in Cottonwood! Cottonwood is home to Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Located less than two miles from Old Town, this state landmark has earned a reputation as a favorite fishing hole, bird lover’s paradise, and hiker’s dream. With trails meandering through sycamore and Cottonwood trees along the banks of the Verde River, Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a jewel in the center of Cottonwood all year round. Click here to start planning an outdoor adventure.
Old Town has plenty of shopping options. If you are searching for an antique, collectible, piece of handmade jewelry, a signature mug, Christmas ornament, framed piece of art, souvenir t-shirt, we could go on and on. Basically, if you need it or want it, Cottonwood has it. Get to shopping! Click here to explore the options.

Because of Cottonwood's location, close to Sedona, just the right distance from Phoenix, many businesses and residents find themselves choosing Cottonwood as their home. Some of these businesses and residents are unique and Cottonwood is proud to call them Uniquely Cottonwood. Allow us to share some of their stories. Click here to explore the uniqueness of Cottonwood.

Events worth planning your visit around!
Cottonwood is known for its signature events. From events centered around food and wine, to classic cars, corn hole, chocolate, parades, and more, you'll find it in Cottonwood. Every event rolls out the welcome mat for locals and visitors alike because, You are Welcome Here!

Here's a preview of some upcoming events to save the date and plan your visit around:

Saturday, April 24, 9:00pm, Doubleblind
Join Main Stage as they host Doubleblind LIVE on Saturday, April 24 from 9 p.m. to midnight! Enjoy live rock and roll music in Cottonwood by local rock band Doubleblind from Jerome. No cover!
Saturday, May 15, Family Campout
Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors! You will learn how to set up a tent and an introduction to cooking outside, plus you will get to try some fun activities you can do while camping!
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Visit Cottonwood is brought to you by the Tourism and Economic Development department with the City of Cottonwood.