Wickenburg Travel Guide

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Wickenburg Things to Do

  • HASSAYAMPA RIVER PRESERVE, a desert...

    Just on the US-60 as you are approaching Wickenburg downtown from Phoenix, you will see this side road which will lead you to this huge reserve filled with trees, a giant pond, and a mysterious river whose water comes from underneath the ground.There are several birds in the sanctuary, over 280 kinds I believe and so bring your binoculars or just...

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  • The Trinidad House

    This house was built for the Trinidad Family in 1863. It may be the oldest house in Arizona. It has also served as a military post, a stop on the stagecoach line, and a store. Today it houses a nice Art Gallery.

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  • Texas Hotel

    The Texas Hotel was built in 1895. It was first established nearer the mining area and was moved to this location in 1904. A room cost $1.50 or you could sleep on a bed on the screened porch for 50 cents.

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  • Etter General Store

    The Etter General Store was built in 1864 and served as the main source of goods for the settlers in Wickenburg. The original building was Adobe. The wood siding was added much later.

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  • The Jail Tree

    For many years the town of Wickenburg had no jail. They simply chained the prisoners to a large tree from 1863 to 1890. I guess it worked because nobody ever escaped.

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  • Old Garcia School

    The Garcia School was first built on this site in 1905. The current red brick building replaced an earlier wooden structure.

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  • Railroad Engine 761

    Next to the Chamber of Commerce/Santa Fe Depot (1895) is Engine # 761 which was built in 1890. It made many trips along the railroad line that served Wickenburg.

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  • Museum: Street Scenes

    The last display I will show you is some street scenes they recreated from early Wickenburg. Displays included: A nice old carriage; the General Store where the settlers got their food, building supplies and other things needed to survive; the saloon where you went to relax; the church where you went to confess what you did in the saloon; and the...

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  • Museum: Period Rooms

    On the lower level there are several recreated rooms from the early period of Wickenburg. The items on display in the rooms were collected from numerous sources and do not reflect any one room.

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  • Museum: Hall of History

    The first room next to the admission desk is the Hall of History. Here they have a variety of display showing the history of the town and the area. Most of the displays in this area are dioramas. Some of the earliest settlers in the area were the Hohokam. There was a massacre here in 1871 where 6 settlers were killed. It was initially blamed on...

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  • Desert Caballeros Museum

    One of the main attractions in Wickenburg is the Desert Caballeros Museum. The museum is situated in a very nice building and it has a number of displays that are very well done. This would be a nice, professional-looking museum in any major city. When I visited they were having a special event called "Cowgirl Up", so they had lots of people in...

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  • Chamber of Commerce/Santa Fe Depot...

    Your first stop should be the Chamber of Commerce located in the old Santa Fe Depot. The Santa Fe Depot was built in 1895, and served the town for many years. In 1987 the restored building became the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. Stop here to get a map of the historic district, hiking maps of the area, and any other information you need to...

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Wickenburg Hotels

  • Rancho De Los Caballeros

    1551 S Vulture Mine Road

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Best Western Rancho Grande

    293 E Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Wickenburg Inn

    850 E. Wickenburg Way (Hwy 60), Wickenburg, Arizona, 85390, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Wickenburg Restaurants

  • BEST BISCUITS AND GRAVY THIS SIDE OF...

    IS THERE A WAY TO GIVE A RESTAURANT MORE THAN 5 STARS? THE HORSESHOE CAFE WOULD EARN THEM. GREAT FOOD, AND A COZY ATMOSPHERE. REALLY ENJOYABLE WAIT STAFF AND OTHER CUSTOMERS. IT FELT LIKE BEING IN SOMEONE'S HOME WITHOUT HAVING TO HELP WITH THE DISHES AFTER EATING. THE BREAKFASTS ARE ALL GREAT . . . AND FILLING. NO ONE EVER LEAVES HERE HUNGRY. DEB...

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  • Excellent Breakfast

    An excellent place to start the morning is at the Twin Wheels, next door to the movie theater right on the main drag. I'd say the place is damn near perfect - excellent food, good service, in a western kitschy setting for a very reasonable price. Doesn't get much better than that!

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Wickenburg Favorites

  • by AndrewR Written Oct 4, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Wickenburg dates back to 1863 and has a western hospitality and lifestyle that I haven't found any
    where else. Six generations of friendly western folks have lived and worked in this town, which has become a modern yet still slightly rustic old west Arizona town with a population of 5,000. A visit to Wickenburg is not complete without a tour of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and Park and a historical walking tour of downtown Wickenburg. A vast array of souvenirs and gifts are available in the unique shops and a special shop to visit is
    the Quarterhorse Antiques and Renderings. One of the
    owners used to be an artist for Hanna-Barbara Productions and his unique artistry can be seen throughout his shop and visiting with him and his wife
    Clare is almost better than shopping in their store.
    When staying overnight in Wickenburg I recommend
    the Americinn Motel. It is a wonderful little property on the outskirts of town with continental
    breakfast where the staff treats you like one of the
    family and really helped out with our tour of Wickenburg and the surrounding area. There is a
    surprise attached to this motel that I wasn't expecting, a restaurant called The Willows, the food
    is really wonderful, the service is friendly and
    they have the best spot for stargazing on their
    patio when the weather cooperates. Wickenburg is
    a quiet town at night with one movie house, one bowling alley, 3 western bars, so be prepared for
    the streets to roll-up at 8:oo at night.

    Fondest memory: I miss the sunsets and the atmosphere of the community.

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