The Prescott Courthouse Square - Prescott, AZ
The shady trees of the long time standing Prescott Courthouse is a nice way to spend an afternoon with family and friends. Each weekend in the summer arts & crafts festivals, bluegrass music and a sweet mixture of home town fun with modern amenities can all be found on the streets surrounding the plaza! Treat yourself to a new cowboy hat or find that treasure to fit in your own home at one of the many antique shops that take you down memory lane!
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The Sharlot Hall Museum - Prescott, AZ
The Sharlot Hall Museum is within walking distance of the Prescott Courthouse Plaza and is filled with the sights and sounds of history as it comes to life before you in their variety of ol' time festivals. Work shops that demonstrate skills from eras gone by and characters dressed in period clothing can be found on the museum grounds!
Smoki Museum Prescott, AZ
Don't forget the small Smoki Museum, dedicated to the traditions of Native American people and their dances.
Sierra Prieta with Thumb Butte - Prescott, AZ
Thumb Butte offers breathtaking views and yet has wonderful play areas if you chose not to hike to the top; keep in mind, the view is well worth the work to get there! Please remember to bring water when hiking.
Hiking in Prescott National Forest
If you would like to go hiking in more places, the Prescott National Forest offers seemingly endless options for hiking.
Prescott is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 39,843. The city is the county seat of Yavapai County. In 1864 Prescott was designated as the capital of the Arizona Territory, replacing the temporary capital at Fort Whipple. The Territorial Capital was moved to Tucson in 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until Phoenix became the capital in 1889.
The towns of Prescott Valley, 7 miles (11 km) east; Chino Valley, 16 miles (26 km) north; Dewey-Humboldt, 13 miles (21 km) east, and Prescott, together comprise what is locally known as the "Quad-City" area. This also sometimes refers to central Yavapai County in general, which would include the towns of: Mayer, Paulden, Wilhoit, and Williamson Valley. Combined with these smaller communities the area had a population of 103,260 as of 2007.