Designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright student, Marguerite Brunswig Staude, the chapel was built in 1956 and rises 200 feet from the ground between two large red rock formations. One of the most distinctive features is a 90-foot cross, which can be seen from the ground along State Route 179. A massive stained glass window turns the chapel's interior into a kaleidoscope of color at certain times of the day. No services are held here, but it provides an ideal setting for spiritual reflection and prayer as well as incredible views of the Red Rocks. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
This local museum utilizes the old farmstead of the Jordan family to educate visitors about the heritage of greater Sedona. A trio of landmark buildings form the main exhibits of the museum, whereas visitors can also peruse various antique farming implements and vintage orchard equipment within the space. You can also spot a replica of a tent house and some artifacts related to Sedona's early pioneer history. Surrounded by the region's signature crimson-rock landscape, the museum complex is not only a wonderful place to learn more about the area's history, but also take in the splendid sights.
With an elevation of nearly 5,000 feet (1524 meters), the Slide Rock State Park features a 30 foot (9.14 meter) natural rockslide within the creek. Take a couple of hours and enjoy the nature walk while you relax under the Arizona sunshine. Visit the onsite market. Camping and hotel accommodations are offered in Oak Creek and nearby Sedona. Swimming is allowed, however, water quality varies, so please call in advance to verify the accessibility. Bathrooms are accessible in this open space; however, nearby park areas are inaccessible. Credit cards are not accepted.
The Palatki Ruins, which are believed to have been occupied from 1130 to 1280, are located northwest of Sedona, Arizona. Known for the pueblos carved into the sandstone cliffs, these ruins also contain several sets of ancient pictographs and petroglyphs, which are estimated to be between 3,000 and 6,000 years old. One of Sedona's largest ruins, Palatki, which translates to 'red house' in the Hopi language, consists of two separate pueblo dwellings. The existence of dual pueblos suggests that two different family groups inhabited the area simultaneously. There are several other ruins nearby, including Honanki and Tuzigoot, which is located in Clarkdale, Arizona.
Translating into "the best of everything," Tlaquepaque is a picturesque recreated Mexican Village offering a unique collection of galleries, restaurants, shops, and a quaint chapel. Named for a particularly beautiful suburb of Mexico's Guadalajara, the open-air market built in the '70s exudes the flavor and charm of Mexico. Fine dining is available at several on-site restaurants, including El Rincon or Rene at Tlaquepaque. Lovely galleries abound, such as the Mountain Trails Gallery with wildlife paintings and sculptures. You will also find spiritual artwork at the Andrea Smith Gallery.
Hill Side Sedona is a premium shopping center located centrally in Sedona, Arizona. It is an inviting destination with red rock landscapes, water features and entertainment elements intact for a perfect fun filled day. The shopping arena at the Hill Side has the best of designer boutiques, home décor stores, trendy salons and local grocery stores. After shopping, pamper yourself with an assortment of delicious meals and desserts available in American, Mexican and Irish flavors. Those interested in art can explore the fine art galleries to view master pieces of renowned artists from around the world. This hillside destination is also one of the favorite venues to create memorable private events.
For more than three decades, the James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona has been displaying artworks of various artists such as David K. John, Adriana Walker and Suzanne Hill. Abstract paintings, wooden carvings, metal sculptures, pottery, ceramics, jewelry and Native American masks are all handcrafted by the artists and showcased at the gallery. The works can also be purchased at the gift shop. The gallery also holds monthly exhibitions and other events and interactions with the artists. Do visit James Ratliff Gallery to check out the vibrant mixture of various forms of art!
Beginning as a community effort to encourage arts, the center now includes a school with various classes and exhibitions. Enjoy curated shows from visiting or local guest artists, as well as the annual Sculpture Walk. Plays, too, are featured and are produced by the local professional Oak Creek Theatre Company as well as amateur groups like the Sedona Arts Center Community Theatre. Shop the gift gallery for works of hundreds of artists.
Nestled in West Sedona, The Melting Point is a glass workshop and gallery. The gallery displays glass products created at the workshop by local skilled artisans. Some of the items include glassware, lampshades, vases, snow globes, idols and glass structures. The uniquely designed items can serve as great gifts or also something to decorate your own home with. The facility conducts classes in glass works and the works later get displayed in the gallery and are made available for sale. The Melting Point is a wonderful place for artists to hone their skills in crafting glass articles and also to explore your artistic side!