Camp Verde, Arizona

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Camp Verde (Western Apache: Gambúdih[2]) is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 10,610.[3]

The 42.6 sq mi (110 km2) town is intersected by the I-17 freeway, extending 8 miles (13 km) to the West and 10 miles (16 km) to the East of the interstate. Three freeway exits provide local access: Exits 285, 287, and 289. The Town's Historic Downtown is approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) from I-17 and contains a grocery store, physician facilities, shopping, dining, historical museum, Fort Verde State Historic Park, chamber of commerce/visitor center and town offices.

Tourist attractions include Montezuma Castle National Monument, Fort Verde State Historic Park, and Out of Africa. The Cliff Castle Casino, operated by the Yavapai-Apache Nation Indian tribe, is an important gambling destination for north and central Arizona.

The town hosts an annual corn festival in July, sponsored and organized by Hauser and Hauser Farms. Other annual festivals include Fort Verde Days (October); the Pecan, Wine and Antiques Festival (February); and the Crawdad Festival (June). For the past several years, the town has also been the site of the annual Highland Games, the largest exhibition of Scottish culture in Northern Arizona.

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Geography

Camp Verde is located at 34°34′0″N 111°51′22″W / 34.566667°N 111.85611°W / 34.566667; -111.85611 (34.566713, -111.856194).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.6 square miles (110.3 km²), of which, 42.6 square miles (110.3 km²) of it is land and 0.02% is water.

It is in the Verde River valley. To the south lie the Bradshaw Mountains. Camp Verde is surrounded by Prescott National Forest.

The Mogollon Rim is just north of the town and forms the southwestern edge of the large, geologically ancient Colorado Plateau.

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