"This is Cottonwood" video

Nestled between the red rocks of Sedona to the north and Mingus Mountain to the south lies the Verde Valley. It's here you'll find state parks, vineyards and entertaining attractions that offer activities for all ages. And right in the center of it all is Cottonwood, a small town with a big heart. 

Join AZ Culture host Cindy Christi as she takes you on a journey to one of Arizona's best getaway spots, a town called Cottonwood!

Winner of the Governor's Tourism Award, Cottonwood is the perfect destination for vacations or a quick weekend escape. And that's what an intrepid group of adventurers did as they participated in the Cottonwood Culture Challenge. Follow them as they ride in hot air balloons, ride horseback through mountain trails, shop 'til they drop, taste the local wines and even search for aliens! If you're anything like our challenge crew, you'll be wanting to experience everything Cottonwood has to offer.