SOURCE: Verde Canyon Railroad

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April 13, 2010 14:17 ET

Throw Mama ON the Train for an Unforgettable Gift

CLARKDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  Ask any mom and she'll tell you the thing she wants most for Mother's Day is to relax and spend time with her family. So this year forget about that busy restaurant and being rushed through a meal. Forget about that harried trip to the mall fighting the crowds. Make a reservation on the Verde Canyon Railroad and give mom exactly what she desires. Surrounded by her loved ones, she'll enjoy a leisurely stress-free day aboard a vintage luxury train as it explores one of the most beautiful canyons in the Southwest. 

Throw Mama ON the Train for Mother's Day, May 9, and she'll remember it for the rest of her life. Each mother will receive a special gift to honor the day, but more importantly each mother will have four hours to decompress from endless tasks and frantic schedules. All afternoon, mom faces no responsibilities but to soak up the sights and enjoy the indulgent pampering that Verde Canyon Railroad has made famous for two decades.

Springtime paints the Canyon with a lavish brush as wildflowers blaze across open meadows and tumble down the rocky slopes above the Verde River. Mother Nature's dazzling display seems to peak right around Mother's Day and that just can't be a coincidence. Stroll with mom out onto the canopied open-air viewing cars where views of mountains are so close it seems you can reach out and touch them while you marvel at the extraordinary array of wonders cradled by the canyon. Sharing this environment with family makes the scenery all the more stunning. 

Those wishing to truly spoil mom can book first-class passage where she can lounge in overstuffed couches, sip champagne and savor tasty appetizers served by an attentive wait staff, or try the caboose for a private party of six where you can have her all to yourself.

The train departs the depot at 1:00 pm and returns at 5:00 pm. For reservations call 800-293-7245 or book on-line at

The Verde Canyon Railroad depot is located in Clarkdale, Arizona, 25 minutes from Sedona and two hours north of Phoenix.

It's like mom always says, "It's not the destination, it's the journey!"
Wait, that's what we say. Wise words... we probably heard them from mom. 

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