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

  • New Luxury Prescott Lynx B&B 4,000 sqft - Sleeps 21+

    The Prescott Lynx B&B is a Unique Luxury Vacation home wrapped in rustic elegance! Over 4,000 sq ft Sleeps 16 in comfy beds & pull outs for up to 21 guests. HUGE gourmet kitchen in AMAZING great room equipped for large gatherings. Split 6 bdrm 4 bth home (Master bdrm + 2 bdrms/2 bths on EA
    The Prescott Lynx B&B is a Unique Luxury Vacation home wrapped in rustic elegance! Over 4,000 sq ft Sleeps 16 in comfy beds & pull outs for up to 21 guests. HUGE gourmet kitchen in AMAZING great room equipped for large gatherings. Split 6 bdrm 4 bth home (Master bdrm + 2 bdrms/2 bths on EACH WING of home w private living rooms, fireplaces, patios, full gigabit internet, workspaces. 2 acres, incredible hillside views, fenced yard, firepit, BBQ, quiet, wildlife, only 10 mins to downtown 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!


    Enjoy Panoramic Views at The Prescott Sunset Sanctuary, 2 Mi to Whiskey Row

    Your home-away-from-home retreat! Known as the 'Prescott Sunset Sanctuary,' this 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home features a fully equipped kitchen, an open floor plan, expansive outdoor wrap-around deck for families and outdoorsy groups to relax with a BBQ lunch or a relaxing glass of wine at n
    Your home-away-from-home retreat! Known as the 'Prescott Sunset Sanctuary,' this 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home features a fully equipped kitchen, an open floor plan, expansive outdoor wrap-around deck for families and outdoorsy groups to relax with a BBQ lunch or a relaxing glass of wine at night. When you want to be close to the downtown action, yet far enough to enjoy the peace and serenity of the Prescott National Forest, this home's central location gives your family the best of both worlds. Book now.

    Prescott Resort & Conference Center

    Discover the area’s only full-service resort when searching for hotels in Prescott, AZ. Resting on the “Top of the Rock” offering picturesque views of the warmth and scenery of Prescott, the Prescott Resort and Conference Center is the choice hotel for those seeking a luxurious getaway in
    Discover the area’s only full-service resort when searching for hotels in Prescott, AZ. Resting on the “Top of the Rock” offering picturesque views of the warmth and scenery of Prescott, the Prescott Resort and Conference Center is the choice hotel for those seeking a luxurious getaway in Northern Arizona.
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    Zane Grey RV Park (55+ park)

    A Beautiful Northern Arizona RV Park and Cabin Rental resort near Sedona and the Red Rock attractions. Comfortable RV camping sites on West Clear Creek in Camp Verde, Arizona. The location is unique, with a creek-side path and lots of shade. Our friendly staff will make your stay comfortab
    A Beautiful Northern Arizona RV Park and Cabin Rental resort near Sedona and the Red Rock attractions. Comfortable RV camping sites on West Clear Creek in Camp Verde, Arizona. The location is unique, with a creek-side path and lots of shade. Our friendly staff will make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Zane Grey RV Village is open year round to meet your Arizona vacation needs in any season.Zane Grey RV Village is really quite beautiful!A premiere RV park in the Red Rock region of Arizona.

    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.

    The Blazin’ M Ranch - A Western Themed Frontier Town, Dinner, and A Show

    Join us at the Blazin’ M Ranch for an evening of western activities, dinner and an unforgettable show! The Blazin’ M Ranch features an authentic Western Themed Town located in Cottonwood, Arizona. You’ll find fun family activities and the best chicken and ribs in Arizona, along with f

    Join us at the Blazin’ M Ranch for an evening of western activities, dinner and an unforgettable show! The Blazin’ M Ranch features an authentic Western Themed Town located in Cottonwood, Arizona. You’ll find fun family activities and the best chicken and ribs in Arizona, along with foil-wrapped potato, cowboy beans, our prickly pear coleslaw, flying biscuits and a delicious homemade dessert.

    After dinner the Blazin’ M Cowboys entertain ya’ with their award-winning musical talents mixed with cowboy poetry and humor with a 1 hour show from 7:30pm - 8:30pm!


    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.

    General Admission to Verde Valley Archaeology Center

    The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is the only nonprofit museum that encompasses the family life of the Sinagua people, the history of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, and specialized rotating exhibits.

    Grape Train Escape: Wine Tasting and Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

    Savor the flavors of the diverse vineyards of Arizona's Verde Valley and beyond. The Verde Canyon Railroad's Grape Train Escape treats passengers to select wines from the Southwest accompanied by specialty cheeses and hors d'oeuvres while winemakers discuss earache wineries terroir and

    Savor the flavors of the diverse vineyards of Arizona's Verde Valley and beyond. The Verde Canyon Railroad's Grape Train Escape treats passengers to select wines from the Southwest accompanied by specialty cheeses and hors d'oeuvres while winemakers discuss earache wineries terroir and techniques.

  • Wine train experience: Sample the wines of Arizona's Verde Valley and beyond
  • Onboard Southwest winemakers provide insights into technique and terror
  • Includes pairings of specialty cheeses and hors d'oeuvres
  • Small-group experience (maximum nine guests).

  • 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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