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Downtown Historic Area

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Address: Prescott, AZ
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Many of Prescott's buildings that are listed in the National Register of...
Many of Prescott's buildings that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places are located downtown.
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Warm and friendly!

Love this area of Prescott. In warm months May-October there is always something going on in the courthouse square. It's great to walk around downtown in the evenings. The Elks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love this area of Prescott. In warm months May-October there is always something going on in the courthouse square. It's great to walk around downtown in the evenings. The Elks Theater has some good music with cover bands and groups, some of the bars and saloons have music and dance floors. Memorial weekend has a really wonderful western art show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to bring family and friends to learn when Prescott was the Capital of Arizona during the Old West / Mining Days. There are so many Historical sites to see including the Square - during the summer there are so many activities not only on the weekends but during the week -- Movie Night - Prescott... More 

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Acton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was only here for a few hours, but enjoyed the park surrounding the courthouse. And there are quite a few antique stores in the area. It seems that every building there was on some historic register.

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Seymour, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Authentic, modern day Mayberry with a square block of beautiful grass and shade trees around the current Prescott courthouse. There was a marathon the morning of our pass-through visit and there were runners, bystanders, and people everywhere. Everyone was stopping to talk and gather under the trees, and just enjoy a Saturday morning with their friends. Great town square.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went during the Whisky Mt bike race..fun times, high energy! l Lots of galleries. Have to stop at The Palace for lunch or dinner!

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Hercules, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Quaint old town with traditional courthouse square. Great weather at 5000' altitude. Hard to find a meal after 9 pm.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

You can just imagine horses hitched outside the shops! Beautifully preserved Palace saloon is a must! Lots of really interesting shops, a real sense of the wild west history.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Yavapai County Courthouse, 120 South Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86303 Downtown Prescott was beautiful. Enjoyed walking around the Yavapai County Courthouse, enjoying the beautiful scenery and great atmosphere. The weather was great and the people were very friendly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Downtown district is a shady respite from the arizona heat and sand. Love the diverse shops,historic saloons and buildings, craft,art and antique fairs that come to the square. Spend the day exploring the Victorian neighborhoods,western museums and shops and the spectacular Watson and Willow lakes closeby

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It was very busy and rowdy on the street with all the bars. There were a lot of people walking around and there were police officers at various locations. I saw some walking people across the park.

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