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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.
Written Oct 4, 2002