The Clemenceau Heritage Museum is the place to go, if you are a railroad buff.  This museum has historical displays, including model trains.  You will want to spend some time in the area with model trains in operation.  The museum does have a portion dedicated to the Verde Valley’s past. 

The museum is located in the historic Clemenceau School.  The school was in operation from 1924 through 1986.  The school was named after the French Premier Georges Clemenceau.

There is a gift shop and guided tours are available.  The museum is open every day from 9:00 to 12:00 on Wednesdays and 11:00 to 3:00 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  There is no admission charge.  The hours sometimes change during the summer months, so it is advisable to call in advance.  The number is 602-634-2868.

You can get to the museum from Cottonwood by traveling north on State Highway 89A, until you come to Willard Street.  It is at the corner of Willard and Mingus.  The address is 1 North Willard Street.