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Prescott started as a mining and ranching town before becoming
the Territory capital of Arizona in 1864. Initially the temporary
capital was at Fort Whipple before moving to Prescott. Prescott
is a wealth of old west history, with much of it documented at Sharlot
Hall Museum. Much of Prescott’s early history took place on
Whiskey Row. You can still visit historic Whiskey Row, where you
will find several bars, restaurants and shopping. Throughout downtown
Prescott you will find a wide selection of restaurants and shopping.
The Court House Plaza in downtown Prescott hosts many special events
throughout the year. During the summer there is something
taking place most evenings. At anytime during the year it
is a great place to walk the square, gather with people, take
the dog for a walk and just enjoy the unique atmosphere. All
year long it is the place where people gather, walk their
dogs, picnic, lay on a blanket to read and just to relax.
Prescott is also home of the World’s Oldest Rodeo.
Since 1888 Prescott has hosted this event for locals and people
from all over. Be sure to come to Prescott and enjoy the rodeo
and all the community events. For more information go to our
links page, and click on “World’s Oldest Rodeo”,
which will take you to their website.
For outside entertainment Prescott area has some wonderful
lakes, parks and several hundred miles of hiking, biking,
and horseback-riding trails. The Prescott National Forest
located in Prescott’s back yard has over a million acres
of forestland and wilderness to hike and explore. Local residents
and visitors enjoy hiking and photography in the picturesque
Granite Dells. Many enjoy the Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain
climb. If you enjoy playing golf there are some excellent
golf courses to play. Antelope Hills Golf Course offers two
different championship 18-hole courses. Some other first-rate
courses are: Stone Ridge, Prescott Golf & Country Club
and Quailwood Greens. A few outside activities you can enjoy
are: golf, boating, canoeing, kayaking camping, hiking, and
horseback riding in the Prescott area.
Prescott is at an altitude of 5,400 feet and has a four-season
climate with mild winters. Because of Prescott’s altitude
the evenings in summer cool down rapidly after the sun sets. The
nearest towns are Prescott Valley (7 miles east) and Chino Valley
(15 miles north). Together they make up the Tri-City area with Prescott
being the central shopping hub.
Prescott is fortunate to have some excellent choices for higher
education. Yavapai College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,
Northcentral University, Prescott College, Northern Arizona University
and Old Dominion University.
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