Prescott has a thriving art community with new galleries, cooperative artist work spaces and music and festivals throughout the year. It’s pretty common to find art shows, community side walk art weekends as well as visiting artist demonstrations and classes. The landscape and history of the Southwest lives on in both old and modern techniques of capturing or representing this visually stunning terrain and culture. You’ll often find live music in Downtown Prescott and there a several performance art theaters where you can see both community and professional plays performed in a historical theater that’s over a century old. In addition to art, music and performance, there are several staple events that take place every year that Prescott is known for such as Frontier Days featuring the World’s Oldest Rodeo. So don’t forget to also check out our calendar to see what special events are going on in town while you’re here. You’ll never run out of things to do in Prescott.
Prescott has enjoyable attractions for everyone. Spend a day at museums or historical sites that retell the tales of early settlers and their interactions with Native Americans. Or view educational exhibits on the American West like you’ve never seen it before. Not your pace? How about zip lining over tigers or skydiving? Yes, Prescott attractions offer a range of things to do that can be as educational, fun, interesting or exciting as you need it to be! From chuck wagons and wine tastings to children's museums and buildings that look like it came out of a Dr. Suess book, Prescott is full of attractions and activities. The only problem will be that you won’t have time to do them all in one trip.
Where do we begin? Prescott National Forest is about 1.25 million acres of rad adventure. Prescott borders three other National Forests in Arizona: Kaibab, Coconino, and Tonto. Prescott’s elevation ranges from 5,300 feet at the lowest, where the primary vegetation is of the Sonoran Desert type, to about 8,000 feet where chaparral bushes becomes more common, as well as piñon pine and juniper the higher you go up. Above that, are the famous Ponderosa pines. What that translates to is that there is so much amazing terrain to explore!
There's literally an outdoor activity for everyone: Prescott National Forest offers hiking trails; mountain bike trails; rock climbing; bouldering; hunting; picnicking; nature viewing; Prescott recreation areas offer fishing and boating; horses and trail riding; and let’s not forget photography and scenic rides by car, motorcycle or bike.
Climb aboard for one of the many incredible tours in Prescott, AZ. Try horseback riding into the sunset, or take a van tour around the town of Prescott and beyond to towns like Jerome, the Verde Valley, Cottonwood and Sedona. This area has become more and more known for its wonderful wine country - wine tasting tours are something you won’t want to miss! There are even train ride tours nearby, haunted tours and walking tours of this charming, historical town. If you find yourself looking for things to do in Prescott, you can’t go wrong with a Prescott tour. You’ll learn and experience something new in the heart of the great American West.
As it is with most cities, Downtown Prescott is the heart of this historical town. With the old courthouse as its centerpiece, Downtown Prescott only grows in character from there. Many of the buildings are old, restored, repurposed, rebuilt…layers upon layers of history moving into the modern times.Through it all, intimations of the early settlers can be found everywhere. Not much has changed in a way. People still gather in the town square, these days for festivities and live musical performances. People are still drinking in the saloons that make up Whiskey Row. And Downtown is where you’ll find the good places to dine, see art and become part of the pulse of the town. Remember, Prescott is Everyone’s Town, and you’ll feel instantly like a part of it when you spend time in Downtown Prescott.
Hot air balloon flights are meant to take in panoramic views and vistas of the surrounding natural b...eauty. That is why Verde Valley Balloons flies in the Cottonwood area, 20 miles south of Sedona, not in the Red Rocks area. To see the Red Rocks, we suggest taking a jeep tour. There's no better way to get up close and personal with the rock formations. But if you'd like to experience extraordinary views (depending upon the weather and wind direction) of Mingus mountain, the Verde River, the Prescott National Forest, Tuzigoot National Monument, Jerome, Cottonwood, or sites as far away as Sedona and even the San Francisco peaks at the base of the Colorado Plateau near Flagstaff, you will want to fly with Verde Valley Balloons in Cottonwood because you simply can't see those vistas anywhere else.
THIS TOUR IS A MUST FOR HISTORY BUFFS! When planning a trip to Arizona, a visit to Jerome and the Ve...rde Valley are a “must do”. Recently voted as one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” by BudgetTravel.com readers, the former mining town of Jerome is one of the most popular sites in Northern Arizona to visit. On this 4 ½ hour tour, our guide will pick you up at your hotel, resort, timeshare in Sedona, Cottonwood or Jerome in one of our comfortable, climate-controlled vans. While your guide narrates the rich history of the Verde Valley, you will travel through historic Cottonwood, once called the “Bootleg Capital of Arizona” for good reason as you will learn.
Experience wine tastings at three venues, two in Jerome and one in Old Town Cottonwood. You will als...o have an hour of free time in Jerome to explore Jerome. Learn about local wines, see amazing views and sip great wines the evoke the unique beauty of Arizona.
Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" the...ir caretakers. Open Daily 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Just 40 minutes from Sedona.
Self Propelled Tours is the only guided road bike tour company in the Verde Valley. We encourage peo...ple of any age to tour Sedona with us. It’s invigorating to feel the breeze blow past as you pedal along the scenic roads and beautiful vistas. Our tours avoid high traffic areas whenever possible and we can recommend tours perfectly suited for the whole family.
Enjoy outdoor adventure in the wilds of Arizona on this 3-hour kayak tour of the Verde River from Cl...arkdale. Choose a late-morning or afternoon tour, then hop into your raft and paddle along the grade II Verde River as a guide sheds light on the region’s diverse flora and fauna. Navigate the choppy waters, watch the banks for native birds, otters and turtles, then perhaps cool off with a refreshing swim. Upgrade your tour to include lunch or dinner with rum tasting at the Desert Diamond Distillery.
Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators. En...joy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona!
We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of Northern Arizona’s wine country, just minutes from tasting rooms and vineyards. From the top of the towers, you can see majestic red rocks, the San Francisco peaks, and the whole breathtaking Verde Valley including Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome.
Come join us for a Zip Line adventure that you’ll never forget! Ride the most exciting zip line ever devised, over Out of Africa and soar over Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Hyenas, Bears, Jaguars and other natural predators!
Sheldon Street Lodge is located in Prescott. Free WiFi access is available. Prescott National Forest... is 15 minutes’ drive from the lodge. A patio, a TV and a kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator are featured in each air-conditioned room at Sheldon Street Lodge Prescott. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also include a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Sharlot Hall Museum is an educational and cultural center, which fosters public and community unders...tanding and appreciation of historical, social, and natural aspects of Arizona, with emphasis on the Central Highlands, and which promotes involvement in and support for research, collections, conservation, exhibits, and related programs.
John and Kathi always dreamed of owning a Popcorn Shop on Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ. and wanted to... expand their small stand at Young's Farm into a year round business. Together, their hard work, planning, market research, elbow grease, creativity, and tenacity enabled them to accomplish their Dream in 2002. "Treat Center On Courthouse Square", opened in the old "Sam Hill" building. With the original 16 foot high tin ceilings, it's a great setting to remember all the old fashioned treats.
Consistency of Freashness, Quality, and Value are the upmost importance in the growth of "Treat Center on Courthouse Square". All products are produced without preservatives. We will not compomise the quality of our product for a lower priced ingredient, or a shortcut in time. Everything is homemade, and handmade.Our goal is to allow your tastebuds, and the smell of our tantalizing aromas, to bring back childhood memories and create new memories for you and your loved ones. The "Treat Center on Courthouse Square" is truly for the Young and Young at Heart.
Located at 122 Whiskey Row in the historic Palace building, Trapper's Alley is loaded with western w...ear and collectibles. Come on in and browse while you're visiting The Row!
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery was founded in 1994 by local artists. The Gallery is still owned a...nd operated by the artists. On display you will discover a range of arts that include paintings, photographs, weaving, pottery, ceramics, baskets, sculpture, jewelry and glasswork.
Come in and find beautiful, one-of-a-kind works of art in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
We are right in the middle of historic Whiskey Row on the downtown square in Prescott, Arizona.
Mountain Spirit Gallery is located on historic “Whiskey Row” in Prescott, Arizona. The gallery h...as been serving clients since 2001, presenting Southwestern Art , original oil paintings, bronze sculpture, fine art photography and more.
Mountain Spirit Gallery presents Southwestern Art work from local artists, as well as nationally known artists, some of whom are members of the Cowboy Artists of America. We feature incredible sculpture, acrylics, oils, water colors, and stunning fine art photography as well.
If you’re paying a visit to Prescott, make sure to stop in and say hello to Ron Evans, owner and nationally known fine art photographer! He will be happy to show you through the works of the many Bronze Artists the gallery represents, as well as the stunning western paintings and photography available in the gallery.
Kickapoo Express is a Native American jewelry store located on Whiskey Row. This shop is a fun place... to explore when you are strolling down historical Montezuma St.
Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery opened its doors on historic Whiskey Row in lovely downtown Prescott, Arizo...na, in April of 2003. Presenting over 3400 square feet filled with exceptional contemporary fine art and craft, Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery remains “home” to over 70+ artists – many of whom are from the Prescott area, itself. Offering some of the most unusual and intriguing artwork in the country, Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery is clearly a “must see” for all art lovers visiting the southwest.
The owners of Van Gogh’s Ear are most proud of its history. After spending almost five months renovating the space themselves to accommodate the needs of a large gallery, the ever-versatile owners then constructed all of their own pedestals and display cases!
A year later, the owners were rewarded for their efforts when Arizona governor, Janet Napolitano, presented the architect and gallery owners with a Main Street Award for historic reconstruction of a commercial space.
Soon after that, Van Gogh’s Ear won the Niche Award for Retailer of the Year; an award offered in recognition of quality of artwork offered, ingenuity of display, as well as business skill.
Come on up and enjoy some good old Prescott hospitality at the Jersey Lilly Saloon. We are in the ce...nter of beautiful downtown Prescott, Arizona. Located upstairs in the Palace Historical Building on Whiskey Row, with the only Balcony overlooking the Courthouse Square!
Climb up the stairs (or take the elevator!) and have a front row seat on all the action in Prescott’s Courthouse Square!
Holding up the southern corner of Whiskey Row is the Galloping Goose, an eclectic shop of local and ...western artifacts and merchandise.
Cowboy and Southwest traditions of art from different accomplished artists. See the history of how N...ative Americans, Mexicans and settlers influenced what we now call the Southwest.
Established since 1990,
we've been selling a wide variety
of mens and ladies hats along with
belt...s and tooled leather handbags.
Matt’s Longhorn Saloon has been a part of Prescott’s famous "Whiskey Row" since the early 1960s ...and is still going strong today as one of Prescott’s last true Honky Tonks. Occupying the historic D. Levy Building, built in 1901 as a mercantile, then becoming a saloon just at the end of prohibition in 1934, Matt’s Saloon has become an internationally recognized and highly acclaimed destination place for country music. Great country western acts such as Buck Owens, Lee Hazelwood and Waylon Jennings entertained Matt’s customers in the early to mid 60’s and more recently, in 2003, Andy Griggs and Leland Martin performed. Even legendary rock & roller Bruce Springsteen has a special connection with Matt’s Saloon.
Newman Gallery is located on Historic Whiskey Row in Prescott, Arizona. We opened in July of 2001 an...d are located in the Hotel St. Michael. (Built in 1901) The hotel is on the corner of Montezuma and Gurley Streets in the heart of downtown Prescott across from the Courthouse Square.
Since opening the gallery, we have become a destination for loyal local customers as well as visitors from all over the country. Prescott is on the radar of International travelers thanks to services such as Trip Advisor and many articles in travel magazines as a
“do not miss” town in Arizona.
We are known for our selection of cutting edge sterling silver jewelry by many artisans including Grace Ashford, Richard Schmidt, Femme Metale, Ralph Sena and many others. Because we constantly search high and low for new goodies we have an ever changing inventory of jewelry, ceramics, gift items, greeting cards, Trapp Candles and Day of the Dead items
So the next time you find yourself in Arizona on your way to the Grand Canyon, Sedona or Jerome don’t forget to put Prescott and the Newman Gallery on your must see list!
You'll see all of the best sites around the Sedona area on our local, Sedona Complete Tour, the most... comprehensive tour and the best way to be introduced to the Sedona area. Over the years, Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona have continued to attract visitors from all over the world as the red rocks and canyons inspire us all.
As you can see from the photos, The Prescott Museum & Trading Company trades in Old West collectible...s and antiques. Easily their most popular attraction is their Old Tyme Photo service. Have your photo taken in an Old Western setting as a keepsake of your stay here on Whiskey Row!
Nestled into a comfortable location right next to the historic Palace, The Artful Eye is a jewelry s...tore of a unique nature. Come on in and browse the next time you're on Whiskey Row!
The Mission of the Smoki Museum is to instill an understanding and respect for indigenous cultures o...f the Southwest.
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 of American Indian ceremonies and dances.
Go deep into the world of canyons and cowboys on a 2-hour off-road tour from Sedona, and experience ...the rich history and rugged scenery of the magnificent Sonoran Desert. Ride a 4WD into historic Dry Creek Basin, and hear stories of rebels and renegades at a frontier cabin made from hand-hewn logs. Enjoy views of Sedona’s brilliant rock formations, and watch for the lizards, birds and mammals that make their home in the harsh desert environment.
A much anticipated addition to the Whiskey Row family is the Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson shop. Loca...ted right in the middle of Whiskey Row, they offer H-D memorabilia, leathers and other clothing, and lots of advice on the local motorcycle scene! Come on in and hang out, you're always welcome!
Milagro Arts is located in Prescott, AZ. We offer group studio rentals in Ceramics, Photography, Pri...ntmaking, Bookmaking, and Mixed Media, unique workshops to both the amateur and professional artist, a professional recording studio, and a wide range of lectures and special events.
Bucky's Bean Bag is a unique shop. They are located right along Whiskey Row, down the way a bit fro...m The Palace Saloon. Bucky's Bean Bag is a shop that specializes in coffee and hot sauce.
For those who love the great outdoors, Prescott has so much to offer. Camping is just the start of a wonderland of adventure waiting for you.
Historic Downtown Prescott is always bustling art, entertainment and things to do. From picnics to art classes, there's something for everyone.
Our Prescott Event Calendar is full of festivals, workshops, art fairs, concerts and classes. Browse or add your event.
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