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!!!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
Prescott was originally settled by people camping along Granite Creek. This was one of the few reliable sources of water in the area.
This replica of the first schoolhouse in the Arizona Territory (1867) was built in 1961 using old photos and drawings.
Inside the Sharlot Hall Building are also displays concerning the military in the area and the Native Americans from the area.
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.
The Fremont House was built in 1875 for the fifth territorial governor. Fremont has a long and colorful history throughout the west.
The Sharlot Hall Building is the primary exhibit building for the museum. It houses a variety of exhibits about the history of the area.
Foothills Ranch offers horseback riding into some of the most interesting and romantic areas of the Bradshaw mountains. You cross little creeks, eat lunch in the pines and enjoy peace and quiet .
You'd never guess that this day started out on a very rainy note. But by later morning and especially by sunset, all that was left of the storm were a few scattered clouds and a ton of color.
This zoo was really cute. There aren't very many animals there, and they're all pretty much from Arizona, but it's still cool to go see. Plus there aren't any crowds :)