About Prescott

Welcome to Prescott, Arizona

Prescott, founded in 1864 was the Territorial Capital of Arizona. The towns Prescott Valley approximately 7 miles east and Chino Valley 16 miles north, put together what is locally known as the “Tri-City” area. Prescott at an elevation of 5,345 feet provides a playground for all with its’ four-season climate.

Around Whiskey Row, you will find unique hotels to Victorian bed and breakfasts and of course a good variety of dining.

Escape the chaos, visit Prescott, kick back and relax… we will give you the information you are looking for on places to stay, where to dine and what to do while in Prescott.

Culture

Prescott has so many Victorian style homes it has been said to be the most Midwestern looking city in the Southwest. The Prescott National Register of Historic Places has a listing of 525 buildings.

Prescott is home to the historical area known as Whiskey Row. A notorious red-light district until 1956. On July 14th, 1900, a huge fire destroyed most of the buildings on Whiskey Row. Legend has it, the patrons at the various bars got up and walked across the street to the Courthouse square and just watched it burn. At the Palace Hotel others were busy taking the entire bar and back bar to the square as the fire approached closer and closer. The gutted structure was rebuilt and every thing across the street was re-installed. You will need to stop by to see the impressive back bar. How it was ever moved out in the first place is mind boggling. Whiskey Row runs north and south on N. Montezuma Street between Gurley and Goodwin Street directly west of the Historic county courthouse. This single city block is also home to the St. Michaels Hotel and the Palace Hotel since the late 1800’s.

Events

Prescott hosts several annual events such as Frontier Days, The Worlds Oldest Rodeo (1888), the Bluegrass Festival, Earth day, Tsunami on the Square, Cinco de Mayo celebration, Shakespeare Festival, Prescott Film Fest, Folk Arts Fair, the Acker Music Festival, parades, The Cowboys Poets Gathering and several marathons. Also the Heritage Park Zoo in located in Prescott.

Nearly every weekend Prescott has something to offer.

Restaurants – Night Life.
Prescott offers dining for every unique taste and style, great food, great views and great flavors! Check out Prescott Restaurants. There are so many things to do in Prescott that the real difficulty will be deciding what to do first. Entertainment in one of the top Prescott, AZ activities including live music, theater and community events. Check out Prescott Night Life here.   For other things to do while your are in Prescott, AZ check out Prescott What To Do here.

Places to Stay and Accommodations.
If you plan an extended overnight stay in the Prescott area, see Prescott Hotels.

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