Visitor Info

Prescott attracts thousands of visitors annually and a significant percentage of once-vacationers become new Prescott residents each year. Whether you're traveling to Prescott for the first time or the hundredth, and whether you're traveling 100 miles away or 1,000 you'll find a feeling of being home in Prescott, AZ. Read on for interesting facts about Arizona's first capital, its first home and perhaps your future home.

Prescott, Arizona at-a-Glance

  • Founded: 1864
  • Location: Yavapai County (county seat), central Arizona, 100 miles northwest of Phoenix
  • Insider tip: Pronounce Prescott as "Press-kit" versus "Press-cot"
  • Claim to fame: Arizona's Territorial Capital
  • Known as: Everybody's Hometown, Where History Lives On, The Cowboy Capital of the World, Arizona's Bed & Breakfast
  • City, Arizona's Mile-High City, Arizona's Christmas City and repeatedly named in the media as a Best Place to Retire.
  • Population: 47,236 (229,640 in Yavapai County as of 2009). Third largest metropolitan area in Arizona (1-Phoenix, 2--
  • Tucson, 4-Flagstaff)
  • Median age: 48
  • Median family income: $48,678
  • Median home price: $213,778
  • Altitude: 5,354 ft
  • City centerpiece: Courthouse Square and Whiskey Row. Find it between streets Gurley, Cortez, Goodwin and Montezuma Signature annual events: World's Oldest Rodeo and Frontier Days - annually around July 4th; Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting - annually the first Saturday of December; Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale - annually in May; near nightly and weekly events on Courthouse Square from May through September.
  • Weather: Average spring/summer temperature: 81 F; average fall/winter temperature: 58 F. 277 sunny days per year.
  • Lodging: Nearly 50 hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, inns and vacation rentals
  • Things to Do: Outdoor recreation, museums, walking tours, lakes, hiking and walking trails, casinos, bars and nightlife, special events, farmers markets, tours, Sedona, Jerome and Grand Canyon
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    Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

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    3505 Highway 260
    Camp Verde, AZ 86322
    9285672840
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    Prescott Resort & Conference Center

    Prescott Resort & Conference Center

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    1500 Arizona 69
    Prescott, AZ 86301
    8552659148
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    Prescott Pines Inn Bed & Breakfast

    Prescott Pines Inn Bed & Breakfast

    Indulge in the warmth and graciousness of home. Celebrated for its warmth, its gardens, and its comf...

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    901 White Spar Road
    Prescott, AZ 86303
    8005415374
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    Predator Zip Lines

    Predator Zip Lines

    Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators. En...

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    3505 Highway 260
    Camp Verde, AZ 86322
    9285679947
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    A StoryBook Moment Photography

    A StoryBook Moment Photography

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    Prescott
    Prescott, AZ 86302
    928-420-9256
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    Prescott Camping and RV

    CAMPING & RV GUIDE: WAKE UP TO FRESH AIR & GORGEOUS VIEWS

    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.

    Experience Downtown Prescott AZ

    EXPLORE DOWNTOWN PRESCOTT

    Historic Downtown Prescott is always bustling art, entertainment and things to do. From picnics to art classes, there's something for everyone.

    World's Oldest Rodeo in Prescott AZ

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    Our Prescott Event Calendar is full of festivals, workshops, art fairs, concerts and classes. Browse or add your event.

    Wine Tour at Page Springs Cellers

    A TASTE OF THE SOUTHWEST WINE COUNTRY

    Camp Verde, Page Springs, and Cornville are the beating heart of Arizona's wine country. Come taste the emerging hotspot for wineries.