Camp Verde is packed full of marvelous stories and rich history. Camp Verde started out as a United States Army post in 1855. This post was where researchers looked into the feasibility of camels in the United States. Researchers noticed that other animals panicked at the smell of camels. So, They decided against using camels and released them from the facility to roam around as they please. Residents, at this time, described that there were several beasts roaming the area. These “beasts” they referred to was the Army post’s camels. In 1861, Confederate Forces captured Camp Verde. Egyptian handlers took the camels and used them to haul cotton to Mexico. Soon after, the camels were sold to different zoos and circuses.
Today, Camp Verde is a community consisting of a cemetery, a general store, and remains of the military post. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Once in a while, we have the chance to stumble upon a place that will exceed our expectations and become our favorite hidden gem. Camp Verde General Store is one of these places. Visitors to Camp Verde always enjoy stopping in at the Camp Verde General store, where they can relax and enjoy a refreshing, ice cold coca-cola and a delectable sandwich. The store houses several fine food items from all over the world. Stop in and see all the numerous fine products Camp Verde General Store has to offer. The store is open Monday through Sunday from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM and the Restaurant is open from 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM.