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Old Town Cottonwood

Located in the "Heart of the Verde Valley Wine Country". An easy trip from Phoenix—only an hour and a half drive. Old Town is known for its Main Street with over 60 businesses that attract visitors and support local residents.

Street Scene

  • 5 Wine & Spirit Tasting Rooms
  • 13 Cafes and Restaurants
  • 9 Antique Stores
  • 6 Galleries
  • 3 Boutique Hotels
  • Shops and Boutiques
  • Historic Tours
  • Nature Trails and the Verde River
  • Live Performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts

Old Town Aerial - (C) Susie Beach
Aerial view of Old Town - (C) Susie Beach

Featured Business -
Thai Palace Restaurant

Thai Palace


Thai Palace opened in April 2007. The owners are Angelica "Bo" Krathinthong, Dena Smith and Darlene Kyurn. 

Chef Bo has been developing her thai cooking skills for 11 years in the Verde Valley. Long before that she became interested in cooking from her grandmother in Thailand, this is where she learned the authentic art of Thai cooking and some old family secret recipes. When she went off to college she majored in food and nutrition. After graduating she did her internship at a 5 star resort in Hua Hin, Thailand. She later got a job with the Chang beer company where she was in charge of planning all the meals for the owners and their guests. After much thought Bo decided to come to America to perfect her cooking skills. Finally, after about eight years of working for other Thai restaurants she decided to open her own restaurant in Cottonwood.

Thai Palace*
704 N. Balboa St.
928 639-0444
ThaiPalaceAZ.com

 

 

Cottonwood is "A Culinary Hot Spot"!

Great food

Great article in the Arizona Republic

Roger Naylor, a local travel and entertainment writer, has written an article talking about dining in Cottonwood featuring several local restaurants becoming known for their fine fare.

"Cottonwood has grown into a destination for wine lovers. Tasting rooms line Main Street in Old Town, housed in Prohibition-era buildings and fronted by covered sidewalks. So it’s not surprising that terrific restaurants have sprung up as well."
[Read the whole article here]

More Fun Things To Do

"This is Cottonwood" - Video

The recent AZ Culture event held in Old Town resulted in this promotional video for Cottonwood. Take a look and see local businesses featured along with the other points of interest in the area.

This four and a half minute video can be shared on YouTube with your friends...

Watch the video

OTA SPONSORS

Arizona's Hometown Radio Group

Locally owned and operated, Arizona's Hometown Radio Group is proud to support Old Town Cottonwood. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of our group. Like Old Town Cottonwood, we've grown into something way beyond expectations. We think Old Town Cottonwood has a bright future in Arizona tourism and Arizona's Hometown Radio Group wants to help make that dream a reality. Contact: Michelle Dubé 928 300-6886

City of Cottonwood

Cottonwood Economic
Development Council

CEDC

Coming Events

Second Saturday Art Walk- June 13, 6 - 9pm
Tilted Earth Festival - June 19 & 20
Fantastic Family Fourth of July – July 4
Farmer’s Market Jamboree – July 9 to Oct. 1
Thunder Valley Rally – Sept. 18 to 20
27th Annual Verde River Day – Sept. 26
Fall Carnival – Oct. 31
Walkin’ on Main / Zeke Taylor
BBQ – Nov. 14
59th Annual Cottonwood Christmas Parade/Chocolate Walk – Dec. 5

Horses in Old Town - (C) Susie Beach
Horses in Old Town - (C) Susie Beach

Walkin on Main

Some art at Walkin' On Main

TVR - (C) Susie Beach
Thunder Valley Rally Cycles - (C) Susie Beach