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Established as a small town in 1902, many of Sedona’s attractions highlight its storied past, from its rich Native American heritage to its Hollywood starlet days (it starred in a series of westerns) to its role as a haven for artists, who were lured by the surreal desert scenery and ample natural light.

Things to do in Sedona

Art Galleries

Scores of artists have been lured to Sedona by superb desert light and distinctive landscapes – more than 40 art galleries showcase Western and Native American art, as well as contemporary works.

Around town, AZ,
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Motion Picture Museum

Watch footage of movies shot in the area – actors like John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Elvis Presley, and Robert DeNiro have all starred in films here.

271 N. Hwy 89A, AZ, 928-282-0597
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Palatki Heritage Site

Easy trails lead to Sinagua cliff dwellings dating from about 1150 A.D., and rocky alcoves with 6,000-year-old petroglyphs. Advance reservations and Red Rock Pass required.

Hwy. West of Boynton Canyon, 89A to Forest Rd. 525, AZ, 928-282-3854,
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Sedona Arts Center

Art enthusiasts enjoy regular exhibits from regional artists (works range from hand-blown glass to decorative furnishings), and artists' workshops. The center occasionally hosts live theater and music, too.

15 Art Barn Rd. at Hwy. 89A, AZ, 888-954-4442,
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Sedona Golf Resort

This championship course (mid-range slope rating: 120) winds around stunning red rocks. The 1st and 18th holes showcase the remains of a handmade rock wall from Sedona's original homestead.

35 Ridge Trail Dr., AZ, 877-733-9885,
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Sedona Heritage Museum

Set in a historic '30s home, the museum uses locally-shot films and antiques like a vintage apple grading machine to tell the city’s early history from its settlement in 1876.

735 Jordan Rd., AZ, 928-282-7038,
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