Prescott Things to Do

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    Main Building

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2009

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    Your first stop should be the John and Helen Lawler Exhibit Building. Here you will pay the entrance fee and get information about the museum. They also have some multimedia displays about the museum and the history of Prescott and the surrounding area. The people I talked to were nice; but requested I not post their photo here.

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    Sharlot Hall Museum

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2009

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    Probably the best museum in town is the Sharlot Hall Museum which has several historic buildings with original artifacts and nice displays showing the history of the town and the area. The museum is very well done and well worth a visit. Admission is $5 for adults. Museum members and children are free. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday and 12 PM to 4 PM on Sunday. The museum closes one hour earlier Monday through Friday in the winter October through April.

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    Yavapai County Courthouse

    by Basaic Updated Apr 27, 2009

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    Prescott is the county seat of Yavapai County. The Yavapai Court House has been built, rebuilt, moved, rebuilt again, etc. The 4.1 acre plaza around the courthouse first came into being in 1864. This is one of the most impressive, prettiest court houses and plazas I have seen. The plaza has been a center of life in Prescott since it was first built. It has several nice sculptures and lots of tress. It is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle and just relax. I found photo 4 especially interesting. We have all seen men riding horseback; but a horse riding manback? They have a nice Veteran's Memorial too.

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    Out West Oktoberfest

    by snowsk8er Written Aug 30, 2006
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    An american version of Germany's Oktoberfest. An exhibition of regional brewers providing samples of their tasty beers on the famous whiskey row. Drink some beers, eat some brats, and dance to some polka music.
    The event usually takes place in the month of October.

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  • Hiking

    by sh_rey_rey Updated Dec 18, 2005

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    Lots of great hiking trails.
    Go Wednesday. Wednesday is free parking day!!!!

    A must see is the Lynx Creek Ruin.
    Heading South on Walker Road, the dirt road for Lynx Creek Ruin is on the left. Take that dirt road and there will be parking and a map, so pick it up! The trail that leads to Lynx Creek Ruin is Trail 301. At the end of a trail there's a platform and a beautiful view of the whole valley on all sides. Only about a mile round trip hike. Like I said...a must see!!!

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    McCormick Street Arts District

    by Jonathan_C Updated Aug 25, 2004

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    No town is complete without it's funky arts district. There needs to be a place where creative juices are given free expression; where individuality triumphs over conformity; where imagination and verve mean more than money and status. The McCormick St. Arts Distrcict is Precott's artists' neighborhood and you can find all sorts of interesting shops and characters on a stroll down McCormick St.

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    Fort Misery

    by Jonathan_C Updated Aug 11, 2004

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    Fort Misery

    Fort Misery is the oldest log building associated with the territory of Arizona. It was built in 1863 by a trader from Sante Fe, New Mexico and later bought and lived in by a prominent local judge. The interesting story of Fort Misery is told in the web site below.

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    Downtown Prescott

    by AcornMan Written Apr 26, 2004

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    County Courthouse in Downtown Prescott

    Downtown Prescott is home to the city's beautiful courthouse, which sits on a large piece of land in the middle of downtown surrounded by tall trees. In effect it's really a park with a courthouse in the middle of it. Without question the most famous street in Prescott is Whiskey Row, which in the late 1800s was lined with saloons. Downtown Prescott is also the site of the Prescott Brewing Company, which offers terrific food and beer (see my restaurant page for more information).

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    Chasing Sunsets

    by treerose Written Jul 22, 2003

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    As much beauty abounds in Prescott to be observed during the daylight hours, sometimes those same scenic backgrounds become even more spectacular as foregrounds silhouetted against the setting sun. If you get a chance to spend a day in town, try to catch the sunset. A good place to go is down Mt. Vernon Street, which going south of downtown, becomes Senator Highway. Follow it around the curve and there will be an unpaved pull-out section to park your car (or bike!) and watch the sun's last rays fade into twilight.

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    Smoki Museum

    by FROGandFLY Written Dec 4, 2002

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    My mom made me go with her to see this museum. Usually I don't really like going to places like this because they talk about how they would kill poor little animals (I'm vegan), but it turned out to be really interesting. They have an excellent library of Native American prehistory and ethnography (Which is why I go to Prescott).

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    Granite Creek

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2009

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    Granite Creek

    Prescott was originally settled by people camping along Granite Creek. This was one of the few reliable sources of water in the area.

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    Sharlot Hall: Schoolhouse

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2009

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    This replica of the first schoolhouse in the Arizona Territory (1867) was built in 1961 using old photos and drawings.

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    Sharlot Hall: Military and Native Americans

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2009

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    Inside the Sharlot Hall Building are also displays concerning the military in the area and the Native Americans from the area.

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    Sharlot Hall: Fort Misery

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2009

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    Fort Misery is believed th be the oldest log building associated with the territory of Arizona. It was built on the banks of Granite Creek in 1863.

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    Sharlot Hall: The Fremont House

    by Basaic Updated Apr 27, 2009

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    The Fremont House was built in 1875 for the fifth territorial governor. Fremont has a long and colorful history throughout the west.

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