Things to Do in Prescott, AZ

Art & Entertainment

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.

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Attractions

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.

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Outdoor Recreation & Activities

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.

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Tours

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.

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Downtown Prescott

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.

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AZ 86331, US
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(928) 776-7717
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Kickapoo Express

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118 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 445-9789
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124 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 445-5570
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Phippen Art Museum

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Cowboy and Southwest traditions of art from different accomplished artists. See the history of how N...

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4701 State Highway 89
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(928) 778-1385
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(928) 777-0573
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Established since 1990, we've been selling a wide variety of mens and ladies hats along with belt...

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106 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 776-1150
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Galloping Goose

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Holding up the southern corner of Whiskey Row is the Galloping Goose, an eclectic shop of local and ...

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162 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 776-0077
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138 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 778-2241
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1590 Swenson St
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Newman Gallery

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106 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 442-9167
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Bucky’s Bean Bag

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Bucky's Bean Bag is a unique shop. They are located right along Whiskey Row, down the way a bit fro...

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130 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 445-1324
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Jersey Lilly Saloon

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Come on up and enjoy some good old Prescott hospitality at the Jersey Lilly Saloon. We are in the ce...

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116 South Montezuma Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
928-541-7854
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120 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
9285411996
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Matt’s Saloon

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Matt’s Longhorn Saloon has been a part of Prescott’s famous "Whiskey Row" since the early 1960s ...

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112 South Montezuma Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 771-8788
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156 S Montezuma St
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112 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 445-1950
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415 West Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 445-3122
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140 S Montezuma St
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(928) 445-2886
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(928) 776-1080
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142 S Montezuma St
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(928) 776-8498
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126 North Marina Street
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