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Watson Lake – Prescott AZ

Watson Lake is one of two reservoirs at the Granite Dells, outside of Prescott, Arizona that was formed in the early 1900s when the Chino Valley Irrigation District built a dam on Granite Creek. The City of Prescott bought the reservoir and surrounding land in 1997 to preserve it as recreational land.  Watson Lake was […]

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Watson Lake Stocked With Trout

Prescott – Watson Lake Once Again Stocked With Trout The last time rainbow trout were stocked at Watson Lake in Prescott, John F. Kennedy was still president and landing on the moon was still seven years in the future. That is going to change the week of Jan. 9 as the Arizona Game and Fish […]

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Smoki Museum Prescott

Smoki Museum – Prescott, AZ Designed to resemble an Indian pueblo, the Smoki Museum was built in 1935 of native stone and wood. It was constructed with labor provided by the Civilian Works Administration and the Smoki People. The Smoki People were a group of Prescott citizens organized in 1921 and dedicated to the perpetuation […]

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Phippen Museum Prescott

Prescott – The Phippen Museum is a Center for American Western Art. Museum History George Phippen, first President of the Cowboy Artists of America, died in 1966, leaving behind a group of artists interested in creating a facility that specifically represented artists in the American West. In 1974, the George Phippen Memorial Foundation was formed […]

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Sharlot Hall Museum

Prescott – The Sharlot Hall Museum is the largest museum in the central territory of Arizona, and is dedicated to providing educational adventures in human and natural history, great for all ages. Sharlot Hall Museum is named after its founder, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (1870-1943), who became well known as a poet, activist, politician, and Arizona’s […]

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Prescott Groom Creek Trail TR307

Trail 307/Groom Creek Loop Prescott – Mountain Biking TR307. From downtown Prescott, if you are around the courthouse, travel east (back to the valley) on Gurley Street 0.3 miles to Mount Vernon Avenue. Turn South (right) on Mt. Vernon – small blue signage – keep your eyes open. It looks like a side neighborhood road. […]

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Thumb Butte – Prescott AZ

Thumb Butte sticks out over Prescott, AZ like a big thumb. This distinctive granite landmark provides casual hikers and picnickers an accessible hike through Ponderosa pine forests and panoramic vistas of the surrounding area. It’s a great hike. The loop around Thumb Butte is the most heavily traveled trail in the Prescott National Forest, more […]

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Golf Courses – Prescott and Prescott Valley

ANTELOPE HILLS GOLF COURSE (Public) Antelope Hills’ traditional North Course opened in 1956, with the City opening the second course, the South Course, in 1992. Both 18-hole championship courses are set in the beautiful scenery of this Arizona region and offer a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. The course also plays host to […]

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What To Do – Prescott AZ

Prescott’s mile-high elevation, moderate climate, scenic vistas, parks, trails and so much more will provide you with a good feeling about the community. For a city of 43,000, there is a lot happening here! Regular big-city style entertainment is offered through such venues as the Yavapai College, Tims Toyota Center and city cultural facilities. The […]

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Prescott Jazz Summit – August 23th-25th 2013

Prescott Jazz Summit  – A Signature Event for the City of Prescott, takes place August 23-25 2013.  Well known jazz musicians from all over the United States and Arizona will perform a series of concerts and events designed to bring the best of jazz to northern Arizona.  More than 40 local and national jazz musicians will also help raise […]