Things to Do in Prescott, AZ

Are you trying to find things to do in Prescott? You'll find that Prescott is full of surprises when it comes to things to do and ways to entertain oneself. Being a mix of college students, retirees, outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of the Old West make for quite an interesting atmosphere. Having said that, here are some of the most popular things to do when you're in Prescott.

  1. Experience the Old West

  2. Go on a guided horseback ride through the hills on trails that legendary cowboys like Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp and Virgil Earp did back in their day. Pan for gold, or go to a cowboy cookout at Blazin' M Ranch. If you are lucky enough to be here during Frontier Days, get tickets to the World's Oldest Rodeo and experience Western culture in its modern-day prime.

  3. Hit the Trails

  4. Prescott National Forest offers over 850 miles of maintained trails and eight Wilderness Areas totaling more than 104,000 acres located entirely or partially within the Prescott National Forest. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and rock climbing have a very integral park of Prescott's culture. There is a lifetime of trails to explore in this area, especially if you participate in multiple types of outdoor activities.

  5. Prescott Lakes

  6. Prescott has more lakes in the city than any other city in Arizona. The lakes are perfect for kayaking, standup paddle boarding, and other non-motorized or small motor activities. Swimming is not permitted in most of the lakes, but they still make great places to cool down, go for a run or enjoy a family picnic.

  7. Whiskey Row

  8. Whiskey Row is a historic section of Prescott occupied by authentic, Old West saloons established during the time of the early gold rush; a culture that drew all kinds of settlers, cowboys, prospectors, bawdy girls, gamblers, and even outlaws to the town. And though present-day Prescott is far less wild these days, it still celebrates its history with annual shoot out events on this very block.

  9. Visit a Museum

  10. Although Prescott has art museums worth visiting, the ones that are unique to Prescott are those that highlight western, Native American, and early pioneer day history and culture. Sharlot Hall Museum, Phippen Museum, & Museum of Indigenous People (previously Smoki Museum) are great places to start.

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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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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Where do we begin? 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 become more common, as well as pinon 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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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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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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POPULAR THINGS TO DO NEAR PRESCOTT

Predator Zip Lines

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

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy 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!


Prescott Ebike Rentals & Tours

Lakeside Tours by Watson Lake on The Peavine and Iron King Trail! If you are looking for something fun to do in Prescott, you have come to the right place. Let our E-bikes take you on an adventure!

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Lakeside Tours by Watson Lake on The Peavine and Iron King Trail! If you are looking for something fun to do in Prescott, you have come to the right place. Let our E-bikes take you on an adventure!

Some of Our Reviews:
  • "The highlight of our trip"
  • "Bikes are in great condition"
  • "Great way to experience ebikes"
  • "Loved the entire experience"

Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" their caretakers. Open Daily 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Just 40 minutes from Sedona.

Granite Mountain Guides

Granite Mountain Guides was established on the foundations of providing exceptional instruction to climbers that are just learning the craft. From there it expanded into how we can best serve the local community even more by promoting wonderful areas for all to experience on our guided tri
Granite Mountain Guides was established on the foundations of providing exceptional instruction to climbers that are just learning the craft. From there it expanded into how we can best serve the local community even more by promoting wonderful areas for all to experience on our guided trips. All of our Instructors are well-qualified American Mountain Guides Association certified in their specific terrain. Granite Mountain Guides can fulfill your needs and help you achieve your goals.

Wine Tour from Sedona to four Verde Valley Vineyards in Luxury Transportation

Our tour starts off by picking you up anywhere in Sedona, resort, motel or private home, in a custom Turtle Top tour coach, custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter or Ford Expedition depending on your tour size. We will go to 3 to 4 of the best local wineries. You will receive discounts on tastings
Our tour starts off by picking you up anywhere in Sedona, resort, motel or private home, in a custom Turtle Top tour coach, custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter or Ford Expedition depending on your tour size. We will go to 3 to 4 of the best local wineries. You will receive discounts on tastings and bottles of wine, at some of the wineries. You may bring your own alcoholic (or nonalcoholic) beverages with you on the bus. At one of the wineries, we will have a picnic, outside next to the grapevines or inside. The picnic is served on linens, it includes your own personal charcuterie tray. This tray includes French bread, gourmet cheeses, hard salami, olive oil with balsamic vinegar, grapes, nuts, and chocolates, for each individual person on the tour. At one of the award-winning wineries, we will be touring the production facility and barrel room. There we will discuss the wine-making process and what it takes to make a cluster of grapes into an award-winning bottle of wine. Lots of smiles!

Private Verde Canyon Railroad and Historic Jerome Tour

Highlights of this day tour include the mining town of Jerome, the historic Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, and stunning views from your first-class seat and a delicious lunch at the Verde Canyon Railroad. After the pickup, our first major tour stop will be the historic mining town of Jero
Highlights of this day tour include the mining town of Jerome, the historic Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, and stunning views from your first-class seat and a delicious lunch at the Verde Canyon Railroad. After the pickup, our first major tour stop will be the historic mining town of Jerome. Soon after we'll visit the copper mining mecca of Clarkdale and the Arizona Copper Art Museum. From the museum, we will tour the historic Verde Canyon Railroad for a chance to be a part of that history. The very first tracks were put down over 100 years ago to transport local workers and ore mined from the surrounding Jerome mountains and are still in use today. With stunning views of the Verde Valley from either your first-class seats or your open-air viewing car, the casual elegance of the train allows guests to discover the heritage uniqueness of the landscape and its diverse ecosystem.

Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour from Phoenix

Explore the sights surrounding Sedona on this guided day trip. Head out from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa to see Sedona sights including the famous Red Rocks, Chapel of the Holy Cross, and more, followed by a visit to the old mining town of Jerome. This tour includes all admission f
Explore the sights surrounding Sedona on this guided day trip. Head out from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa to see Sedona sights including the famous Red Rocks, Chapel of the Holy Cross, and more, followed by a visit to the old mining town of Jerome. This tour includes all admission fees as well as transportation among locations.

Camp Verde Combo:One-Hour Jeep Tour, Horseback Ride, and Winery

Experience what the Verde Valley Wine Country has to offer! Start your adventure on a 1 Hour Horseback Ride, where they will show you the ropes of how to ride a horse. Then head over to Alcantara Vineyard, where you will experience a 1Hour Jeep Tour, where you will get to cross the Verde R
Experience what the Verde Valley Wine Country has to offer! Start your adventure on a 1 Hour Horseback Ride, where they will show you the ropes of how to ride a horse. Then head over to Alcantara Vineyard, where you will experience a 1Hour Jeep Tour, where you will get to cross the Verde River and see ancient ruins in the distance. End your tour with 5 wine tastings and a cheese platter to pair it with. Visit one of the Verde Valley's beautiful vineyards.

Montezuma Castle, Jerome and Sedona Day Tour From Scottdale or Phoenix

Discover Arizona’s rich history and Native American heritage on this full-day tour from Scottsdale or Phoenix. Visit two National Monuments—Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot—and learn more about the Sinagua people as you admire the fascinating ruins. Afterward, explore the former mining town o
Discover Arizona’s rich history and Native American heritage on this full-day tour from Scottsdale or Phoenix. Visit two National Monuments—Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot—and learn more about the Sinagua people as you admire the fascinating ruins. Afterward, explore the former mining town of Jerome and enjoy an included lunch in Sedona.

Jerome History Walk

Arizona once had a booming mining industry, known for copper and gold. Discover Arizona’s old mining history on a walking tour of the historic mining town of Jerome. Join a small group and explore the mining town stopping at key locations like the sliding jail, that slid off of its foundat
Arizona once had a booming mining industry, known for copper and gold. Discover Arizona’s old mining history on a walking tour of the historic mining town of Jerome. Join a small group and explore the mining town stopping at key locations like the sliding jail, that slid off of its foundation into the street, as well as the mining museum. Listen to stories of the old mining town while you walk See old mining equipment and saloon remains.

Private Off Road Adventure Tours in the Prescott National Forest

Come see why thousands come to Prescott, and why we loved it so much we made it our permanent home. The beauty here is hard to describe in words, and pictures have a hard time doing it justice. On a guided tour you'll see the most scenic points and views of Prescott, and the beauty of the
Come see why thousands come to Prescott, and why we loved it so much we made it our permanent home. The beauty here is hard to describe in words, and pictures have a hard time doing it justice. On a guided tour you'll see the most scenic points and views of Prescott, and the beauty of the surrounding area. Ride in the comfort of one of our Hummers as we take off-road trails and visit sites few have the opportunity to experience. from $110.00 Lowest Price Guarantee Check Availability

1.5 Hour Horseback Ride

Wilderness observation and exploration. Explore beautiful Prescott by horseback. Many trails to choose from. Rides for Riders of All Levels - 1.5 hour rides Birthdays - Proposals- Special Occasions

Small Group or Private Verde Canyon Railroad and Historic Jerome Tour from Phoenix

Experience Arizona’s picturesque Verde Valley on this guided excursion. After a convenient pickup from Phoenix/Scottsdale-area hotels, learn about the valley’s history, culture, and geology from an informative guide, visit the former mining town of Jerome, check out the Arizona Copper Art
Experience Arizona’s picturesque Verde Valley on this guided excursion. After a convenient pickup from Phoenix/Scottsdale-area hotels, learn about the valley’s history, culture, and geology from an informative guide, visit the former mining town of Jerome, check out the Arizona Copper Art Museum, and enjoy a complimentary lunch and snacks. Kick back on a luxury train with hor d'oeuvres and spectacular views on your return trip. Choose between a small-group or private tour.

Prescott - Territorial Arizona's Capital City - Day Tour from Phoenix

Our small size makes our company very flexible to accommodate your needs and requests. We can customize any tour to make it more fun and interesting to you. We love the history of Arizona and enjoy pointing out points of interest and bits of trivia. We also enjoy learning from our guests a
Our small size makes our company very flexible to accommodate your needs and requests. We can customize any tour to make it more fun and interesting to you. We love the history of Arizona and enjoy pointing out points of interest and bits of trivia. We also enjoy learning from our guests as many are very knowledgeable themselves. Our large book collection on Arizona History helps us to stay informed on well-researched details of the past.

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