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Downtown Historic Area

Prescott, AZ
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Ranked #3 of 27 attractions in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Many of Prescott's buildings that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places are located downtown.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Whiskey Row is ok, but the summer concerts in the park are a great feature. We were their when an Art show was going on during the day; at night a stage was set up near the courthouse steps and the bad was pretty good.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Prescott Courthouse Plaza has free live entertainment every Tuesday through Friday which is a Prescott tradition. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. We were lucky to attend the Rosemary Chavez Jazz A'La Mode concert on Tuesday evening. Weather was prefect at 76 degrees coming from Phoenix with a temp of 108. Wednesday night is movie night for the whole... More

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Wytheville, Va.
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I just fell in love with the town. I love history, particularly the American west. The town caters to the tourist, but it is not over done like so many places. I love the courthouse square and the old Governor's mansion (Sharlot Hall).

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Tucson, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Friendly, helpful people everywhere we went. The galleries and shops are interesting and there are several good restaurant choices. Van Gogh's Ear is an especially good shop to check out. We really enjoyed sitting on the courthouse steps listening to a concert on Friday evening.

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Chandler, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What can I say about Downtown Prescott,in one word, Perfect!!! The Courthouse Square is a great place to meet people,walk your dogs,listen to music,mostly every night in the summer and to boot,Whiskey Row is across the street. Great shops,bars,entertainment all with a small town feel. My wife,myself and our dog stayed a week and you can't help yourself of wanting... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Finally spent some time in Prescott after only driving through the area in the past. Thoroughly enjoyed the town. A good percentage of the town's buildings are on the Historic Register and the town has done a good job of preserving the downtown without turning it into a tourist trap with nothing but t-shirt shops. Get out and walk the... More

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Chehalis, Washington
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203 reviews 203 reviews
93 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

When you are here take some time to stroll around the downtown Prescott area. The courthouse has lush trees that will keep you cool on a hot summer day. Don't forget to stroll through the shops and the bars that are on whiskey row. This 2 block area dates back to the late 1800's. There was once a fire here... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Downtown Prescott, AZ is one of the cutest downtown areas of any place I have been. The key attraction is Courthouse Square where on any given weekend or holiday there is something going on such as an arts and crafts fair, live music or any number of things going on. There are dozens of restaurants surrounding the square and plenty... More

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Brighton East Sussex England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Downtown Historic area seems a nice place to wander in and out of the many shops and eateries,but proved to be very dissapointing,most of the 'antique'shops contained just bric a brac mostly of 50's and 60's vintage,most shops seemed more interested in stocktaking and rifling through stock than selling.

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Thorsby, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A nice drive from Phoenix, the elevation, pines and clean air were a wonderful treat from the sunny valley. Interesting places to visit and very easily located within walking distances.

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