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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Voted #1 Arizona Casino for over a decade! Blackjack, poker, slots, gourmet dining, bowling, family ...fun and live music!
We offer 4 very popular Sedona wine tasting tours along the Verde Valley Wine Trail. We visit the... Page Springs vineyards & historic Jerome. 3 of the tours are small group, intimate educational tours. We then have our business / special event afternoon package called the Wild Bunch Company Tour for groups of 12 to 30.
All tours include wine tasting fees, gourmet appetizers and souvenir wine glasses.
We pickup at all Sedona locations.
Want to know what it feels like to fly? Get a jump on fun and excitement with a tandem skydive! ...No experience is necessary in this dual harness parachute experience. Just suit up and head skyward, taking in beautiful panoramic views from the air. Thrill to an exhilarating rush of sensations as you make the jump, freefall at speeds of up to 120 mph, then float serenely back to earth - all the while, securely harnessed to the instructor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camp Verde, Page Springs, and Cornville are the beating heart of Arizona's wine country. Come taste the emerging hotspot for wineries.
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