Prescott Area Information
First a bit of Prescott history ...
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.
Our Prescott Courthouse Plaza and downtown area is alive!
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.
Home to the World’s Oldest Rodeo!
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 mHore information go to our links page, and click on “World’s Oldest Rodeo”, which will take you to their website.
Lot’s and lot's of outside fun and entertainment to enjoy!
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.
Our weather is moderate and comfortable!
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.
Many fine educational choices are available!
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.
Nearby towns and communities.
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.
Have questions, or need more information? Please always feel free to contact me at your convenience!
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